Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2014 Audi Q5

2014 Acura RDX
2014 Audi Q5
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $47,710 $51,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,430
$34,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$37,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$622 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 182.6
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4079
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 2.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.8 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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