Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2014 Audi Q5 vs 2014 INFINITI QX50

2014 Acura RDX
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2014 Audi Q5
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2014 INFINITI QX50
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
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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 28 $34,690 $37,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $47,710 $51,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
QX50 AWD 4-Door 17 24 $33,713 $36,250
QX50 AWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $35,898 $38,600
QX50 RWD 4-Door 17 25 $32,410 $34,850
QX50 RWD 4-Door Journey 17 25 $34,596 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,725
$34,690
$33,713
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,920
$37,300
$36,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$622 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
8.0
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. The 2014 Infiniti QX50 has the performance (and attitude) of a sport sedan, along with rich, warm cabin appointments and standout tech; but compared to almost any other crossover its interior isn't very useful behind the front seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5 91.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 28.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7 71
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.7 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9 5.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5 110.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.2 61.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5 64.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 28.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 18.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 18.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 47.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8 20
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 36
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P225/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P225/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 4079 3987
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - 500
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 267 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 325 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71 4.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 2.85 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 2.04
Trans Type
6 8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 INFINITI QX50
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 7.8 (Est) 9.0
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
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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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