2010 Acura RDX: Less AWD, More Fugly

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Yes friends, this is the 2010 Acura RDX and it's a special kind of ugly only imagined in the worst kind of horror films. Worse yet, they made SH-AWD optional. Doesn't matter. It'll probably still sell like gangbusters.

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Remember the Acura Legend? How about the NSX? Banish those thoughts of beauty and cast your eyes upon the revolting beast that is the 2010 RDX. It curdles milk, it makes small children cry, women faint in its presence. We're tempted to throw rotten tomatoes at it. Why? Just why. We thought the Acura ZDX was a monster, but this might just trump it.

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The new RDX isn't just an ugly face though, it also gets decontented over the last version. Whereas the last RDX came with "Super-Handling AWD" only, the new version adds a front wheel drive version with the same engine motivating things. It should be faster, but it'll never outrun the ugly, and with a base price of $32,520, we'd rather wait for a bus. [Acura via Autoblog]

DISCUSSION

dearthair-old
Deartháir

We really must thank the Japanese, and particularly Acura. If you have a look at all the offerings from Acura, Toyota and Lexus, it's pretty hard to look at vehicles like the Malibu, CTS, G8, or pretty much the entire Lincoln lineup and think any of them are ugly. Put the MDX side-by-side with the Buick Enclave, and tell me you wouldn't immediately choose the Buick?

And if you wouldn't immediately choose the Buick, you're a moron, and should be smacked in the head until you get smarter. The Buick is better looking with one of the best interiors I've seen in a near-luxury car.

What with BMW repeatedly falling on their own sword and making each successive car less attractive than the previous one, Mercedes abandoning class in favour of garishly bold overstatements, Toyota producing the Venza, and Acura refusing to show us mercy by violently exploding before we can see their horrible cars, it's the perfect time for the American manufacturers to make some beautiful, quality cars, and remind the world why they used to love them.