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AutoBlog: Quick Drive: 2010 Acura RDX, bring on the shield

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2010 Acura RDX - Click above for high-res image gallery

After three years on the market, the Acura RDX is getting its first comprehensive makeover for the 2010 model year. Unlike the automaker's new TSX V6, where the changes were largely restricted to the bits you don't see, the opposite is true of the RDX. Acura's cute 'ute gets a mid-cycle facelift to bring it in-line with the rest of the Acura line-up - meaning if you haven't warmed up to Acura's shield grille you might want to look elsewhere.

If, on the other hand, you're partial to the new corporate beak, the RDX benefits from a few well-designed tweaks to boost its exterior appeal. The shape of the headlamp clusters remains the same, although the internal arrangement has been shuffled around, while below the bumper you'll spot a new air intake sitting in between the revised fog-lamp housings. Out back, the taillights receive a few minor revisions that most observers probably won't notice and the satin frame around the license plate pocket now matches the finish on the front grille.



Photos Copyright ©2009 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc.

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Horribly ugly or ugly horrible? I can't make up my mind.

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Now the circle is complete. Welcome the Bugs Bunny family of toothy cars.

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What a terrible car. Honda has been dropping the ball lately.

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The color of the grill barely ties into anything else. There's a bit of trim around the fogs, but it's really not tied in well at all. It just screams LOOK AT ME, and as we have seen, most people who look respond with "yuck".

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It's kinda like when Studebaker went from this:

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to this:

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next step is this:

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FUGLY+fuel drinking torqueless turbo=sucks ass

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