Acura RDX Depreciation

An Acura RDX will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $21,249.

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.

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Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $9,140 78.24% $32,862 12,000 2022
2 $11,017 73.77% $30,985 24,000 2023
3 $14,894 64.54% $27,108 36,000 2024
4 $16,889 59.79% $25,113 48,000 2025
5 $20,753 50.59% $21,249 60,000 2026
6 $24,374 41.97% $17,628 72,000 2027
7 $26,150 37.74% $15,852 84,000 2028
8 $27,965 33.42% $14,037 96,000 2029
9 $29,926 28.75% $12,076 108,000 2030
10 $31,207 25.70% $10,795 120,000 2031

Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $9,140 78.24% $32,862
2 $11,017 73.77% $30,985
3 $14,894 64.54% $27,108
4 $16,889 59.79% $25,113
5 $20,753 50.59% $21,249
6 $24,374 41.97% $17,628
7 $26,150 37.74% $15,852
8 $27,965 33.42% $14,037
9 $29,926 28.75% $12,076
10 $31,207 25.70% $10,795

Buying an Acura RDX New vs Used

If you purchase a used Acura RDX that is 2 years old, then you could save $11,017 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 $9,736. 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.

What About Acura RDX Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure an Acura RDX is about $1,486 per year. This adds up to around $7,430 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own an Acura RDX. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

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, 78% 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 $333 $0 0% 100%
2020 $41,377 $32,763 $389 $9,239 22% 78.24% Best
2019 $40,127 $30,080 $478 $2,683 8.19% 73.77% Better
2018 $39,085 $25,843 $619 $4,237 14.09% 64.54% Better
2017 $38,642 $23,841 $737 $2,002 7.75% 59.79%
2016 $38,279 $20,289 $923 $3,552 14.9% 50.59% Good
2015 $36,484 $16,613 $1,299 $3,676 18.12% 41.97% Good
2014 $35,930 $15,008 $1,449 $1,605 9.66% 37.74%
2013 $35,738 $13,533 $1,588 $1,475 9.83% 33.42%
2012 $34,216 $11,631 $1,795 $1,902 14.05% 28.75%
2011 $34,215 $10,615 $1,821 $1,016 8.74% 25.7%
2010 $33,856 $9,348 $2,043 $1,267 11.94% 21.58%
2009 $34,111 $8,836 $2,363 $512 5.48% 18.98%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $42,002 100%
2020 $32,763 78.24% Best
2019 $30,080 73.77% Better
2018 $25,843 64.54% Better
2017 $23,841 59.79%
2016 $20,289 50.59% Good
2015 $16,613 41.97% Good
2014 $15,008 37.74%
2013 $13,533 33.42%
2012 $11,631 28.75%
2011 $10,615 25.7%
2010 $9,348 21.58%
2009 $8,836 18.98%

Acura RDX Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Acura RDX ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the RDX stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

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: