Acura RDX Depreciation

An Acura RDX will depreciate 48% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,711.

The Acura RDX fares better than its bigger brother the MDX, but is still in the middle of the pack among luxury models. If purchased new, you're better off with a Lexus or Mercedes, but if you can find a good one about 4 years old at a reasonable price, it may be worth a look. Keep in mind, that Acuras are great on maintenance costs, so that will save you some money over time.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $42,002 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Acura RDX.

Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,266 80.32% $33,736 12,000 2022
2 $10,345 75.37% $31,657 24,000 2023
3 $14,356 65.82% $27,646 36,000 2024
4 $16,671 60.31% $25,331 48,000 2025
5 $20,291 51.69% $21,711 60,000 2026
6 $23,626 43.75% $18,376 72,000 2027
7 $25,386 39.56% $16,616 84,000 2028
8 $27,297 35.01% $14,705 96,000 2029
9 $29,448 29.89% $12,554 108,000 2030
10 $30,771 26.74% $11,231 120,000 2031

Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,266 80.32% $33,736
2 $10,345 75.37% $31,657
3 $14,356 65.82% $27,646
4 $16,671 60.31% $25,331
5 $20,291 51.69% $21,711
6 $23,626 43.75% $18,376
7 $25,386 39.56% $16,616
8 $27,297 35.01% $14,705
9 $29,448 29.89% $12,554
10 $30,771 26.74% $11,231

Acura RDX Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Acura RDX that is 2 years old, then you could save $10,345 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $9,946. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used RDX models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy an Acura RDX

The 2020 Acura RDX is our top pick for the best model year value for the RDX. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 80% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2019 model years are also attractive years for the RDX, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the RDX's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Acura RDX models.

Acura RDX Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $42,002 $42,002 $343 $0 0% 100%
2020 $41,377 $33,628 $395 $8,374 19.94% 80.32% Best
2019 $40,127 $30,736 $493 $2,892 8.6% 75.37% Better
2018 $39,085 $26,365 $641 $4,371 14.22% 65.82% Better
2017 $38,642 $24,045 $739 $2,320 8.8% 60.31% Good
2016 $38,279 $20,725 $937 $3,320 13.81% 51.69% Good
2015 $36,484 $17,257 $1,297 $3,468 16.73% 43.75%
2014 $35,930 $15,683 $1,468 $1,574 9.12% 39.56%
2013 $35,738 $14,095 $1,582 $1,588 10.13% 35.01%
2012 $34,216 $12,036 $1,808 $2,059 14.61% 29.89%
2011 $34,215 $11,007 $1,857 $1,029 8.55% 26.74%
2010 $33,856 $9,795 $2,129 $1,212 11.01% 22.64%
2009 $34,111 $9,003 $2,514 $792 8.09% 19.02%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $42,002 100%
2020 $33,628 80.32% Best
2019 $30,736 75.37% Better
2018 $26,365 65.82% Better
2017 $24,045 60.31% Good
2016 $20,725 51.69% Good
2015 $17,257 43.75%
2014 $15,683 39.56%
2013 $14,095 35.01%
2012 $12,036 29.89%
2011 $11,007 26.74%
2010 $9,795 22.64%
2009 $9,003 19.02%

Other Acura RDX Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Acura RDX costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: