Compare 2009 Acura RDX vs 2009 Audi Q5 vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2009 Acura RDX
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2009 Audi Q5
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $31,163 $33,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $34,189 $37,195
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quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
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AWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Tiguan AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,163
$34,596
$26,946
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,895
$37,200
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$620 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
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. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.0 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 101.5 95.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 37.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.7 56.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 182.2 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 65.1 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 63.5 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.5 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 74.0 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 63.7 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.8 29.1 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 57.3 56.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD - 12.30 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.8 16.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.3 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38.1 39.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 235/60R18 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 NA 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA HX2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 235/60R18 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HX2 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3924 4178 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 9.2 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI Direct injection FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 243 @ 3000 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.2L/195 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 270 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.34 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.22 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.17 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.52 1.56
Trans Type
5 Tiptronic 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.87 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.40 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4dr SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-link independent steel spring McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 5

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