Compare 2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Acura RDX
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2017 Audi Q5
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2017 Volvo XC60
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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
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
T5 AWD Dynamic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 T5 AWD Dynamic 23 31 $40,373 $42,950
XC60 T5 AWD Inscription 23 31 $40,373 $42,950
XC60 T5 FWD Dynamic 23 31 $38,493 $40,950
XC60 T5 FWD Inscription 23 31 $38,493 $40,950
XC60 T6 AWD Dynamic 19 27 $43,569 $46,350
XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 19 27 $43,569 $46,350
XC60 T6 AWD R-Design 19 27 $47,940 $51,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,293
$38,038
$40,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,170
$40,900
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$682 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
7.0
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 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5 98.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 36.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4 38
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9 9.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5 109.2
Height, Overall (in)
65 65.2 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5 62.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7 74.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 30.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 67.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 30.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 31.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 38.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 70.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 45.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8 11.9
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 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4200 4092
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 180
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 240 @ 5600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 23 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 2.85 3.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 1.95
Trans Type
6 8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 Volvo XC60
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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 6.8 (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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