Acura RDX Depreciation

An Acura RDX will depreciate 54% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $19,058.

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 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $41,377 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,629 83.98% $34,748 13,500 2021
2 $11,995 71.01% $29,382 27,000 2022
3 $15,636 62.21% $25,741 40,500 2023
4 $18,785 54.60% $22,592 54,000 2024
5 $22,319 46.06% $19,058 67,500 2025
6 $24,644 40.44% $16,733 81,000 2026
7 $26,730 35.40% $14,647 94,500 2027
8 $28,157 31.95% $13,220 108,000 2028
9 $30,222 26.96% $11,155 121,500 2029
10 $31,190 24.62% $10,187 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,629 83.98% $34,748
2 $11,995 71.01% $29,382
3 $15,636 62.21% $25,741
4 $18,785 54.60% $22,592
5 $22,319 46.06% $19,058
6 $24,644 40.44% $16,733
7 $26,730 35.40% $14,647
8 $28,157 31.95% $13,220
9 $30,222 26.96% $11,155
10 $31,190 24.62% $10,187

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If you purchase a used Acura RDX that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,995 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 $10,324. 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 2017 Acura RDX is our top pick for the best model year value for the RDX. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 62% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2015 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
2020 $41,377 $41,377 $259 $0 0% 100%
2019 $40,127 $34,009 $311 $7,368 17.81% 83.98%
2018 $39,085 $28,162 $409 $5,847 17.19% 71.01% Better
2017 $38,642 $24,596 $557 $3,566 12.66% 62.21% Best
2016 $38,279 $21,557 $655 $3,039 12.36% 54.6% Good
2015 $36,484 $17,658 $853 $3,899 18.09% 46.06% Better
2014 $35,930 $15,744 $1,213 $1,914 10.84% 40.44% Good
2013 $35,738 $14,036 $1,384 $1,708 10.85% 35.4%
2012 $34,216 $12,430 $1,498 $1,606 11.44% 31.95%
2011 $34,215 $10,950 $1,724 $1,480 11.91% 26.96%
2010 $33,856 $10,108 $1,773 $842 7.69% 24.62%
2009 $34,111 $9,252 $2,045 $856 8.47% 21.13%
2008 $33,536 $8,276 $2,430 $976 10.55% 17.43%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $41,377 100%
2019 $34,009 83.98%
2018 $28,162 71.01% Better
2017 $24,596 62.21% Best
2016 $21,557 54.6% Good
2015 $17,658 46.06% Better
2014 $15,744 40.44% Good
2013 $14,036 35.4%
2012 $12,430 31.95%
2011 $10,950 26.96%
2010 $10,108 24.62%
2009 $9,252 21.13%
2008 $8,276 17.43%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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