Compare 2012 Acura RDX vs 2012 Audi Q5 vs 2012 INFINITI EX

2012 Acura RDX
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2012 Audi Q5
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2012 INFINITI EX
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
EX35 AWD 4-Door 17 24 $34,464 $37,200
EX35 AWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $36,588 $39,500
EX35 RWD 4-Door 17 24 $33,170 $35,800
EX35 RWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $35,295 $38,100

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,481
$33,108
$34,464

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$34,895
$35,600
$37,200

Monthly Payment Estimate

$582 / month
$593 / month
$620 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.2
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting. The 2012 Audi Q5 is one of the With tight rear seats and a small cargo area, the 2012 Infiniti EX35 is less like a sporty crossover, more like a high-riding sports sedan.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 20 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.0 - TBD - 50.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.2 57.7 54.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.4 101.5 88.5

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 39.0 38.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.3 56.4 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.8 41.0 44.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.4 - TBD - 52.9

Second Leg Room (in)

37.7 37.4 28.5

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 39.4 40.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 63.7 62.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.3 7.9 5.7

Length, Overall (in)

182.5 182.2 182.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 65.1 62.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 28.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 63.5 64.6

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 110.5 110.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.6 74.7 71.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.6 57.3 47.4

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 - 41.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 24.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

27.8 29.1 18.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 26.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 55.7

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6

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 - 12.6 x 1.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.0 19.8 20.0

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.1 16.3 16.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.2 38.1 36.0

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.76 - TBD - 2.85

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD - 38.4

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55VR18 235/60R18 P225/55VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact T165/80D18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/55VR18 235/60R18 P225/55VR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 440 - TBD -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

225 660 - TBD -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 4400 - TBD -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 4400 - TBD -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3931 4090 3962

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.1 9.2 9.6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

440 - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

105 140 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4500 258 @ 1500 253 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.3L/- TBD - 2.0L/121 3.5L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

240 @ 6000 211 @ 4300 297 @ 6800

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Direct injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 27 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 20 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 22 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 2.11 2.04

Trans Type

5 8 7

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All wheel drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 1.29 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 3.32 3.97

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 3.14 3.19

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.53 3.76 3.13

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.67 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/Manual Transmission Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.00 0.86

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.70 4.71 4.92

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.84 0.77

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Audi Q5 INFINITI EX35

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.83 - TBD - 1.02

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Trapezoidal-link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut 5-link Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 - TBD - 0.95

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 5 3

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.6 8.5 9.6

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

-- -- --

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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