Acura RDX Depreciation

An Acura RDX will depreciate 54% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,967.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $41,377 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 $6,715 83.77% $34,662 13,500 2021
2 $12,086 70.79% $29,291 27,000 2022
3 $15,727 61.99% $25,650 40,500 2023
4 $18,872 54.39% $22,505 54,000 2024
5 $22,410 45.84% $18,967 67,500 2025
6 $24,739 40.21% $16,638 81,000 2026
7 $26,825 35.17% $14,552 94,500 2027
8 $28,256 31.71% $13,121 108,000 2028
9 $30,321 26.72% $11,056 121,500 2029
10 $31,293 24.37% $10,084 135,000 2030

Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,715 83.77% $34,662
2 $12,086 70.79% $29,291
3 $15,727 61.99% $25,650
4 $18,872 54.39% $22,505
5 $22,410 45.84% $18,967
6 $24,739 40.21% $16,638
7 $26,825 35.17% $14,552
8 $28,256 31.71% $13,121
9 $30,321 26.72% $11,056
10 $31,293 24.37% $10,084

Acura RDX Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Acura RDX that is 2 years old, then you could save $12,086 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 $342 $0 0% 100%
2019 $40,127 $34,009 $394 $7,368 17.81% 83.77%
2018 $39,085 $28,162 $492 $5,847 17.19% 70.79% Better
2017 $38,642 $24,596 $640 $3,566 12.66% 61.99% Best
2016 $38,279 $21,557 $738 $3,039 12.36% 54.39% Good
2015 $36,484 $17,658 $935 $3,899 18.09% 45.84% Better
2014 $35,930 $15,744 $1,296 $1,914 10.84% 40.21% Good
2013 $35,738 $14,036 $1,467 $1,708 10.85% 35.17%
2012 $34,216 $12,430 $1,581 $1,606 11.44% 31.71%
2011 $34,215 $10,950 $1,807 $1,480 11.91% 26.72%
2010 $33,856 $10,108 $1,856 $842 7.69% 24.37%
2009 $34,111 $9,252 $2,127 $856 8.47% 20.89%
2008 $33,536 $8,276 $2,512 $976 10.55% 17.19%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $41,377 100%
2019 $34,009 83.77%
2018 $28,162 70.79% Better
2017 $24,596 61.99% Best
2016 $21,557 54.39% Good
2015 $17,658 45.84% Better
2014 $15,744 40.21% Good
2013 $14,036 35.17%
2012 $12,430 31.71%
2011 $10,950 26.72%
2010 $10,108 24.37%
2009 $9,252 20.89%
2008 $8,276 17.19%

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: