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Editor’s word: This Automobile Seat Verify was written in September 2018 concerning the 2019 Acura RDX. Little of substance has modified with this 12 months’s mannequin. See what’s new for 2020 or take a look at a side-by-side comparability of the 2 mannequin years.

The decision: It’s laborious to overlook Acura’s redesigned-for-2019 RDX. The compact SUV’s daring, in-your-face grille instructions consideration, as does its edgy chiseled physique and angular profile. Contained in the sporty A Spec mannequin we examined for this Automobile Seat Verify have been black and crimson sport seats, a complement to the outside’s eye-catching fashion. What’s extra, the backseat isn’t nearly seems to be — accessible decrease Latch anchors and ample room helped the RDX earn excessive grades.

Does it match three automobile seats? No

Check out how the Latch system and every automobile seat scored beneath in our Automobile Seat Verify of the 2020 Acura RDX.

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A Grade

Latch: Two units of decrease anchors sit underneath giant Velcroed flaps. The massive, white anchors are very seen for further straightforward connection. The three prime tether anchors sit halfway down the seatback. They’re additionally clearly marked and connection was straightforward, however caregivers ought to pay attention to close by cargo hooks — don’t confuse these for the highest tether anchors.
Toddler: This seat was straightforward to put in, and there was loads of legroom for our 5-foot-6-inch entrance passenger.
Rear-facing convertible: This was one other straightforward set up and once more, there was ample room.
Ahead-facing convertible: After we eliminated the top restraint, the seat match properly and was straightforward to put in.

B Grade

Booster: After we raised the top restraint, the booster match properly on the bolstered seat. The RDX’s floppy buckles sink into the seat cushion, which is able to doubtless make it robust for youths to buckle up independently.

C Grade

About’s Automobile Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are licensed youngster security seat set up technicians.

For the Automobile Seat Verify, we use a Graco SnugRide Traditional Join 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The entrance seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three youngster seats are put in within the second row. The booster seat sits behind the motive force’s seat, and the toddler and convertible seats are put in behind the entrance passenger seat.

We additionally set up the forward-facing convertible within the second row’s center seat with the booster and toddler seat within the outboard seats to see if three automobile seats will match; a toddler sitting within the booster seat should have the ability to attain the seat belt buckle. If there’s a 3rd row, we set up the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Be taught extra about how we conduct our Automobile Seat Checks.

Mother and father also needs to keep in mind that they’ll use the Latch system or a seat belt to put in a automobile seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight restrict of 65 kilos, together with the burden of the kid and the burden of the seat itself.’s Editorial division is your supply for automotive information and evaluations. In step with’s long-standing ethics coverage, editors and reviewers don’t settle for presents or free journeys from automakers. The Editorial division is impartial of’s promoting, gross sales and sponsored content material departments.

Information Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mother of three. She wears lots of hats, lots of them whereas driving a minivan. Electronic mail Jennifer


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