Compare 2008 Acura RDX vs 2009 Audi Q5

2008 Acura RDX
2009 Audi Q5
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4WD 4-Door
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
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quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
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
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.7
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
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 57.3
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
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 -
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HN2
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440
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
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 - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.40
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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