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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $31,163 $33,895
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $34,189 $37,195
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
$31,163
$34,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,895
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$620 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Acura RDX has an energetic personality thanks to its turbo power and crisp handling, but those same attributes make it a bit nervous. 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
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 101.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/55R18 235/55R19
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 440
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3924 4178
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 150
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI Direct injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
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
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RDX Audi Q5
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multilink NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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