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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,521
$34,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$620 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped. The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 101.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 65.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 63.5
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 63.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28.8 29.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 60.6 57.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 38.1
Steering Type Variable Pwr Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/55R18 235/55R19
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA HN2
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/55R18 235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA HN2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3924 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4500 243 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 2.3L/140 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6000 270 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.34
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.52
Trans Type 5 Tiptronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4 Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name Acura RDX Audi Q5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 5-link independent steel spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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