2018 Technology vs 2019 base - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

Notices

2018 Technology vs 2019 base

 
Old 02-04-2019, 01:19 PM
  #1  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Age: 57
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2018 Technology vs 2019 base

All, I have always wanted an Acura and getting ready to take the plunge. For just about the same money I can purchase the following new vehicles at the same dealer 1) 2018 RDX with the technology package 2) 2019 RDX base i like them both. Any input would be appreciated.
Indy_Hawkeye is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 01:47 PM
  #2  
Registered Member
 
RDX10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,668
Thanked 576 Times in 469 Posts
Originally Posted by Indy_Hawkeye View Post
All, I have always wanted an Acura and getting ready to take the plunge. For just about the same money I can purchase the following new vehicles at the same dealer 1) 2018 RDX with the technology package 2) 2019 RDX base i like them both. Any input would be appreciated.
2019 and wouldn't even give it a second thought. The 2019's have a MUCH better AWD system (if you're getting AWD), look way better, have better quality, much more modern interior and exterior, drive better....literally does everything better except mayhe the 2018 had a super squishy ride. I vote again 2019.
RDX10 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to RDX10 For This Useful Post:
Curious3GTL (02-04-2019)
Old 02-04-2019, 03:39 PM
  #3  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 34
Posts: 99
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by Indy_Hawkeye View Post
All, I have always wanted an Acura and getting ready to take the plunge. For just about the same money I can purchase the following new vehicles at the same dealer 1) 2018 RDX with the technology package 2) 2019 RDX base i like them both. Any input would be appreciated.
2019 period.

My wife has the 2013 Tech AWD. The base SH-AWD is a night and day improvement in almost every way. yes th 2018 is newer, but not even close to the 2019.
deanoatkinson is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to deanoatkinson For This Useful Post:
Curious3GTL (02-04-2019)
Old 02-04-2019, 03:51 PM
  #4  
Registered Member
 
RDX10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,668
Thanked 576 Times in 469 Posts
Originally Posted by deanoatkinson View Post
2019 period.

My wife has the 2013 Tech AWD. The base SH-AWD is a night and day improvement in almost every way. yes th 2018 is newer, but not even close to the 2019.
Facts! Period!
RDX10 is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 04:04 PM
  #5  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Southern California
Posts: 35
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Indy_Hawkeye View Post
All, I have always wanted an Acura and getting ready to take the plunge. For just about the same money I can purchase the following new vehicles at the same dealer 1) 2018 RDX with the technology package 2) 2019 RDX base i like them both. Any input would be appreciated.
Let me present a different perspective:

I had the opportunity to buy a 2019 RDX and went with a 2nd Generation. I test drove them both, back to back, and it was clear that the 2G shifted smoother. I also prefer the V6 engine vs. 4-cylinder with piped in fake sound that you can't turn off.

During my test drive, the infotainment issues were numerous and obvious, and the harsh shifting was really tough to get over.

We know that the 2nd Generation is extremely reliable, and many have been on the road for over 200k miles. There is no such information available yet for the 3rd Generation.

Have you read the types of complaints people are having? Between the limp mode issue (I would not let my wife drive a vehicle that has this issue), problems with harsh shifting, and the infotainment mess, it is easy to see that this new vehicle still has a lot of bugs to work out before it is really ready for public consumption. Also, future resale value for the first year of a new model that has a lot of problems is always questionable (no one can predict this, until more time passes). Issues like navigation may be fixed over time, and maybe not - but the 2G offers multiple routes, ability to save destinations, and zoom already (something 3G hopes to be able to offer down the line - no promises). The list of issues continues...

You should also be able to get the 2G at roughly 25-30% off MSRP, at this point. That is a huge value proposition.

Food for thought - as there are benefits to going with both options.
SandwichViking is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 04:05 PM
  #6  
Registered Member
 
Madd Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 1,111
Thanked 255 Times in 193 Posts
Slip and grip AWD vs. SH-AWD does it for me right there.
Madd Dog is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 06:04 PM
  #7  
Registered Member
 
catbert430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Northeastern New Jersey
Age: 66
Posts: 349
Thanked 85 Times in 58 Posts
2019 all the way.

1). The 2018 Tech should be way cheaper than a 2019 base.

2) The whining fucktards on Acuazine are not representative of the world at large.

3). The base model doesn't have many of the features that the whining fucktards are whining about.
catbert430 is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 08:46 PM
  #8  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Age: 40
Posts: 145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
They are two different beasts. It should be obvious upon a couple test drives which one you like better. A 2018 model should be really cheap at this point.

Are you looking at FWD or AWD models?
ross7777 is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 11:25 PM
  #9  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 295
Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
Originally Posted by Indy_Hawkeye View Post
All, I have always wanted an Acura and getting ready to take the plunge. For just about the same money I can purchase the following new vehicles at the same dealer 1) 2018 RDX with the technology package 2) 2019 RDX base i like them both. Any input would be appreciated.
For the same price? 2019 would be my choice. I would expect the 2018 to have very deep discounts at this point.
skarface is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 11:58 PM
  #10  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 220 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by skarface View Post
For the same price? 2019 would be my choice. I would expect the 2018 to have very deep discounts at this point.
18's are still on the lot? Really?
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 03:18 AM
  #11  
Registered Member
 
RDX10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,668
Thanked 576 Times in 469 Posts
Originally Posted by Midnight Mystery View Post
18's are still on the lot? Really?
You'd be surprised. A friend bought a 2017 Tucson in like august of 2018. It happens.
RDX10 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 04:06 AM
  #12  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 220 Times in 197 Posts
Deep discounts, I'd expect...


I'd still love to have a 2018 RDX Advanced in blue, that J35 makes such a nice sound!
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 07:45 AM
  #13  
Registered Member
 
RDX10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4,668
Thanked 576 Times in 469 Posts
Originally Posted by Midnight Mystery View Post
Deep discounts, I'd expect...


I'd still love to have a 2018 RDX Advanced in blue, that J35 makes such a nice sound!
Got a decent deal but not as good as I would have wanted. Kind of wish she would have shopped around but she wanted the car in one day 🙄🙄🙄
RDX10 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 09:46 AM
  #14  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 34
Posts: 99
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by Madd Dog View Post
Slip and grip AWD vs. SH-AWD does it for me right there.
Yup my 2012 TL has the SH-AWD, has saved my life twice this year alone in the snow.

Wife has the Slip grip crap that is in the second gen. Should have done more research before I purchased before, but i know better now.
deanoatkinson is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 09:29 AM
  #15  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Age: 57
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for everyone's input. Tough decision but I wound up with a 2019 RDX. I test drove the 2018 RDX with technology at a local dealer (only 1 in stock) and later drove the 2019 at a different location. I liked some things better about the 2018 which had slightly higher price but liked the 2019 a little better. Got what I thought was a good quote from a dealer on the far side of town on the 2019 base. The next day visited the dealer close to my work and asked them if they could match price and color options. They said they could but come to find out they had the white exterior but not the ebony interior. They offered me a white 2019 SH-AWD for the same price as the base model but this one had a lighter color interior. This is the one we got. I live in Florida but do occasional go to the Midwest so this might come in handy, Did not get the added extended warranty, I will need to think on that but they really pushed it. I have just went with factory warranty on all past vehicle purchases.
Indy_Hawkeye is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 10:07 AM
  #16  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 295
Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
Originally Posted by Indy_Hawkeye View Post
Thanks for everyone's input. Tough decision but I wound up with a 2019 RDX. I test drove the 2018 RDX with technology at a local dealer (only 1 in stock) and later drove the 2019 at a different location. I liked some things better about the 2018 which had slightly higher price but liked the 2019 a little better. Got what I thought was a good quote from a dealer on the far side of town on the 2019 base. The next day visited the dealer close to my work and asked them if they could match price and color options. They said they could but come to find out they had the white exterior but not the ebony interior. They offered me a white 2019 SH-AWD for the same price as the base model but this one had a lighter color interior. This is the one we got. I live in Florida but do occasional go to the Midwest so this might come in handy, Did not get the added extended warranty, I will need to think on that but they really pushed it. I have just went with factory warranty on all past vehicle purchases.
What kind of discount were they offering on the 2018? Seems bizarre that it would not be discounted more given its a 2018
skarface is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 10:54 AM
  #17  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Southern California
Posts: 35
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by skarface View Post

What kind of discount were they offering on the 2018? Seems bizarre that it would not be discounted more given its a 2018
Agreed. In southern California, 2018 tech are about $5-10k less expensive than 2019 base (after negotiation).

That being said - as much of a fan of the 2G as I am, if they are at the same price, I would also have made the same choice to go with the 2019.
SandwichViking is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 11:38 PM
  #18  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Minnesota
Age: 27
Posts: 340
Thanks: 0
Thanked 55 Times in 37 Posts
Originally Posted by catbert430 View Post
2019 all the way.

1). The 2018 Tech should be way cheaper than a 2019 base.

2) The whining fucktards on Acuazine are not representative of the world at large.

3). The base model doesn't have many of the features that the whining fucktards are whining about.
this is funny an accurate ha ha
Dereileak is online now  
Old 02-08-2019, 12:46 AM
  #19  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 220 Times in 197 Posts
Congratulations! You got a WDP/Biege 2019 SH-AWD... Does it have navi, I'm assuming not, but it still sounds so nice! Please post pics!!! WDP is my favorite Acura color although, Performance Red and Apex Blue look totally awesome on the 3G RDX!
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 12:59 AM
  #20  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Age: 34
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by catbert430 View Post
2019 all the way.

1). The 2018 Tech should be way cheaper than a 2019 base.

2) The whining fucktards on Acuazine are not representative of the world at large.

3). The base model doesn't have many of the features that the whining fucktards are whining about.


Bahahahaha.. Stop it! The whining on this forum is on another level.. I have to agree!

OP, we had a 2016 Gen 2 for 45k miles of ownership and Gen 3 for 3k miles of ownership so far. Gen 2 was solid and a great vehicle, but Gen 3 just has that extra awesome sauce , so I would say Gen 3 all the way!

Last edited by Twinbrings; 02-09-2019 at 01:04 AM.
Twinbrings is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:35 AM
  #21  
Registered Member
 
MI-RDX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Michigan
Posts: 953
Thanked 223 Times in 157 Posts
Originally Posted by Twinbrings View Post
Bahahahaha.. Stop it! The whining on this forum is on another level.. I have to agree!...
Totally agree!!! I've been active on many, many on-line forums going back to the mid '90's and none of them came close to the ratio of 'whiners' that infest this place. Best thing is just ignore them (hard to to sometimes) and let their own posts demonstrate their level of intelligence and maturity - or lack thereof.

MI-RDX is online now  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CJ455
Third Generation RDX (2019+)
45
02-07-2019 08:12 PM
sxk101
Third Generation RDX (2019+)
68
10-31-2018 12:56 AM
Shane One
Fifth Generation TLX (2015+)
29
09-21-2018 10:43 PM
Shane One
3G RDX Audio, Bluetooth, Electronics & Navigation
6
09-14-2018 09:39 AM
James Wilson
Third Generation RDX (2019+)
9
02-27-2018 05:45 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2018 Technology vs 2019 base


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.