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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus
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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 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $47,710 $51,300
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness. 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42 41
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.5 101.5
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) 225 660
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 Direct Gasoline 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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
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
Vehicle Name Acura RDX Audi Q5
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 (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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