Compare 2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Audi Q3

2017 Acura RDX
2017 Audi Q3
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 19 27 $35,293 $37,170
RDX AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,524 $38,470
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,592 $43,820
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $38,798 $40,870
RDX AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,029 $42,170
RDX FWD 20 28 $33,872 $35,670
RDX FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,103 $36,970
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,171 $42,320
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,377 $39,370
RDX FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,608 $40,670
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$35,293
$29,574

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,170
$31,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$620 / month
$530 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
6.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs—even though it prioritizes practicality. The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Compact Cars

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 12.3

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3902 3494

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 28

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 Drive 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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Audi Q3

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

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

8.0 7.7

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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