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What type of motor oil should I use in an Acura RDX?

2007 through 2020 Acura RDX oil recommendations 

What type of motor oil should you use in an Acura RDX? Acura recommends Acura Genuine Motor Oil for its vehicles. Below, we’ll let you know which Acura Genuine Motor Oil should be used in the Acura RDX with oil recommendations for the 2007 to the 2020 model year.  


2007 through 2012 Acura RDX motor oil recommendation 

If you have a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012 Acura RDX, then you will want to use 5W-30 HTO-06 Specification motor oil. The preferred type is Acura Ultimate Full Synthetic Motor Oil, rather than just synthetic or premium-grade synthetic. You can also consult your Owner’s Manual to find this information and other maintenance details for your vehicle. 

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2013 through 2020 Acura RDX motor oil recommendation 

Acura recommends that 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Acura RDX models use a 0W-20 motor oil. Like previous model years, these recent models are recommended to use the Acura Ultimate Full Synthetic Motor Oil. We’ll discuss the benefits of using this motor oil below. 

Why should you use Acura Ultimate Full Synthetic Motor Oil in an Acura RDX?  

The benefits of Acura Ultimate Full Synthetic Motor Oil include maximizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and protecting your vehicle’s engine. This type of motor oil is optimal for your Acura RDX model’s engine because it helps to prevent viscosity breakdown, even at high temperatures. Plus, it circulates faster in your vehicle’s engine at lower temperatures, which helps to protect the engine from cold starts. 

This type of motor oil is recommended for many Acura models, including those with turbocharged engines. The characteristics of this oil type help minimize the harmful engine deposits and keep your engine cleaner.