Compare 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Acura RDX
2018 Audi Q3
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 19 27 $35,605 $37,500
RDX AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,837 $38,800
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,952 $44,200
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $39,110 $41,200
RDX AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,342 $42,500
RDX FWD 20 28 $34,184 $36,000
RDX FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,416 $37,300
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,531 $42,700
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,689 $39,700
RDX FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,921 $41,000
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,605
$30,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$32,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well. The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency.
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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 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 31.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 62.5
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
NA 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 3483
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 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
8.1 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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