Compare 2015 Acura RDX vs 2015 Audi Q5

2015 Acura RDX
2015 Audi Q5
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
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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 $36,550 $39,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $36,550 $39,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,268 $51,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
SQ5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 17 24 $49,012 $52,700
SQ5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 17 24 $49,012 $52,700

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,258
$36,550

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,495
$39,300

Monthly Payment Estimate

$608 / month
$655 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.6

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 2015 Audi Q5 remains one of the most elegant, truly car-like crossovers on the market.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 37.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

103.5 101.5

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

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.2 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

42 41

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 -

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 63.5

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 110.5

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

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12 11.8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (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

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

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

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 4400

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 440

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 440

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 4400

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 4400

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3838 4079

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 150

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 23

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 3.32

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.09 3.14

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

All 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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Audi Q5

Body Style

Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5.0 (Est) -

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

8.0 (Est) 7.7 (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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