2022 Acura RDX: Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Difficult Interface
In 2019 when Acura released the updated RDX it introduced a new infotainment interface that uses a touchpad rather than a touchscreen. This allows the screen to be located a bit farther from the driver and eliminates unsightly fingerprints. The pad acts as a proxy for the display screen, so anywhere on the pad the driver touches highlights that spot on the screen. A touch of the fingertip selects an item, but it does not execute until pressure gets applied to the pad. We understand the premise, but find the interface frustrating to use and difficult to manage. During our time with the RDX we did not master putting a finger in the right place on the pad to correspond exactly with the correct section of the display screen.

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