Compare 2015 Acura RDX vs 2015 Audi Q5 vs 2015 Lexus NX

2015 Acura RDX
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2015 Audi Q5
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2015 Lexus NX
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 28 $36,550 $39,300
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $36,550 $39,300
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,268 $51,900
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 22 28 $32,240 $34,480
AWD 4-Door 22 28 $33,549 $35,880
FWD 4-Door F Sport 22 28 $34,204 $36,580
AWD 4-Door F Sport 22 27 $35,513 $37,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,962
$36,550
$32,240
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,095
$39,300
$34,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$655 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
7.8
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. With the 2015 NX, Lexus finally has a crossover to take on the mass luxury market--and its striking styling could be a plus.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5 71.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.2 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5 62.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.7 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 17.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 11.7
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 11.8 11.2
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 39.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17
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)
3717 4079 3940
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 235 @ 4800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 2.85 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 1.42
Trans Type
6 8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 Lexus NX 200t
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est) 7.7 (Est) 7.1
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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