Compare 2016 Acura RDX vs 2016 Audi Q3

2016 Acura RDX
2016 Audi Q3
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 28 $34,695 $36,870
RDX AWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $35,916 $38,170
RDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 19 28 $40,938 $43,520
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 28 $38,169 $40,570
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $39,389 $41,870
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 29 $33,287 $35,370
RDX FWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $34,507 $36,670
RDX FWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 20 29 $39,530 $42,020
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 29 $36,760 $39,070
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $37,981 $40,370
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FrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 FrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus 20 29 $31,342 $33,700
Q3 FrontTrak 4-Door Prestige 20 29 $31,342 $33,700
Q3 quattro 4-Door Premium Plus 20 28 $33,294 $35,800
Q3 quattro 4-Door Prestige 20 28 $33,294 $35,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,695
$31,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$33,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura RDX is a smooth and responsive crossover SUV; it’s easy to live with, as long as the back seat fits your passengers. The 2016 Audi Q3 gives compact luxury SUVs a good name with cozy ride quality and accommodations—but it's not the most space- or fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 58
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 31.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 62.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 172.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 16.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 48.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4707
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.95
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 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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