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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige
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Trim

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
4WD 4-Door
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Features

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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,596
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,200
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$553 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.5 101.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 65.2
Liftover Height (in) 27.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 63.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 29.1 28.8
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) 57.3 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 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) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.2
Steering Type Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code HN2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size 235/55R19 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code HN2 NA
Front Tire Size 235/55R19 P235/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 440 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 440 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4400 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4178 3924
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Engine
Fuel System Direct injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 3000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 6500 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.22 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.07
Trans Type Tiptronic 5
Drivetrain All wheel drive 4 Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 1.61
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style 4dr SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Audi Q5 Acura RDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-link independent steel spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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