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The RDX was a competitive alternative to the BMW X3 and was every bit as good, or better, in the all-wheel-drive department. Acura’s SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system — also used in the top-end RL sedan — could direct 100 percent of the engine’s rear-axle torque to the outside wheel when turning. In ideal traction conditions, front/rear torque was split 90/10. The variability made the RDX adept in slippery conditions.