Compare 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Acura RDX
2018 Audi Q5
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,605
$38,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well. The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 65.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 183.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 25.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 25.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13
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 13.3
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 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 420
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 273 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 252 @ 5000
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 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 5.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.52
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.1
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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