Acura RDX Depreciation

An Acura RDX will depreciate 33% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $33,265.

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 $49,635 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 $5,366 89.19% $44,269 12,000 2022
2 $6,453 87.00% $43,182 24,000 2023
3 $7,445 85.00% $42,190 36,000 2024
4 $13,446 72.91% $36,189 48,000 2025
5 $16,370 67.02% $33,265 60,000 2026
6 $19,998 59.71% $29,637 72,000 2027
7 $23,497 52.66% $26,138 84,000 2028
8 $25,512 48.60% $24,123 96,000 2029
9 $27,885 43.82% $21,750 108,000 2030
10 $31,359 36.82% $18,276 120,000 2031

Acura RDX Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,366 89.19% $44,269
2 $6,453 87.00% $43,182
3 $7,445 85.00% $42,190
4 $13,446 72.91% $36,189
5 $16,370 67.02% $33,265
6 $19,998 59.71% $29,637
7 $23,497 52.66% $26,138
8 $25,512 48.60% $24,123
9 $27,885 43.82% $21,750
10 $31,359 36.82% $18,276

Buying an Acura RDX New vs Used

If you purchase a used Acura RDX that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,453 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 $9,917. 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 $1,639 per year. This adds up to around $8,195 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 2021 Acura RDX is our top pick for the best model year value for the RDX. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 89% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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
2022 $49,635 $49,635 $348 $0 0% 100%
2021 $49,580 $44,626 $404 $5,009 10.09% 89.19% Best
2020 $41,377 $35,998 $493 $8,628 19.33% 87%
2019 $40,127 $34,108 $635 $1,890 5.25% 85%
2018 $39,085 $29,250 $753 $4,858 14.24% 72.91% Better
2017 $38,642 $26,837 $938 $2,413 8.25% 67.02% Better
2016 $38,279 $24,170 $1,315 $2,667 9.94% 59.71% Good
2015 $36,484 $20,677 $1,464 $3,493 14.45% 52.66% Good
2014 $35,930 $19,065 $1,603 $1,612 7.8% 48.6%
2013 $35,738 $17,471 $1,810 $1,594 8.36% 43.82%
2012 $34,216 $14,435 $1,837 $3,036 17.38% 36.82%
2011 $34,215 $12,735 $2,058 $1,700 11.78% 31.21%
2010 $33,856 $12,114 $2,379 $621 4.88% 28.75%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $49,635 100%
2021 $44,626 89.19% Best
2020 $35,998 87%
2019 $34,108 85%
2018 $29,250 72.91% Better
2017 $26,837 67.02% Better
2016 $24,170 59.71% Good
2015 $20,677 52.66% Good
2014 $19,065 48.6%
2013 $17,471 43.82%
2012 $14,435 36.82%
2011 $12,735 31.21%
2010 $12,114 28.75%

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: