Compare 2009 Acura RDX vs 2009 Audi Q5

2009 Acura RDX
2009 Audi Q5
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AWD 4-Door
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
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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
$31,163
$34,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,895
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
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
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
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
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.8
Steering
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
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 243 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.17
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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