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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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
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 17 24 $49,570 $53,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 17 24 $49,570 $53,300
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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 20 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 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

Height, Overall (in)

65 65.2 67.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 63.5 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 110.5 109.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.7 74.7 74.4

Track Width, Front (in)

63.1 63.7 64.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.4 7.9 9.1

Length, Overall (in)

184.4 182.6 182.8

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 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

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- - 31.6

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

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.9 38.1 38.4

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

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - 600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 150 180

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

252 @ 4900 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

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

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.84 0.81

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 0.67

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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