Compare 2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 Lexus NX

2017 Acura RDX
X
2017 Audi Q5
X
2017 Lexus NX
X
Select style
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
Select style
2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
Q5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
Select style
NX 300h AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $37,335 $39,720
NX NX Turbo AWD 22 28 $34,302 $36,685
NX NX Turbo F Sport AWD 22 27 $36,266 $38,785
NX NX Turbo F Sport FWD 22 28 $34,957 $37,385
NX NX Turbo FWD 22 28 $32,993 $35,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,293
$38,038
$37,335
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,170
$40,900
$39,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$682 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
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 Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age. The Lexus NX is a new direction for Lexus and a capable, smooth crossover that could use a little more smoothing around the corners.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 33 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5 71.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 36.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 6.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5 104.7
Height, Overall (in)
65 65.2 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5 62.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 16.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 16.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 53.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 39.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4200 4180
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 258 @ 1500 152 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 194 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 30
Transmission
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 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 -
Trans Type
6 8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 Lexus NX
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.0 5.6
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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