Compare 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Acura RDX
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2018 Audi Q5
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2018 Volvo XC60
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Select style
FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 20 28 $34,184 $36,000
FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,416 $37,300
AWD 19 27 $35,605 $37,500
AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,837 $38,800
FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,689 $39,700
FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,921 $41,000
AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $39,110 $41,200
AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,342 $42,500
FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,531 $42,700
AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,952 $44,200
Select style
2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
Select style
T5 AWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 AWD Momentum 22 28 $39,010 $41,500
T5 AWD R-Design 22 28 $42,112 $44,800
T6 AWD Momentum 21 27 $42,206 $44,900
T5 AWD Inscription 22 28 $42,582 $45,300
T6 AWD R-Design 21 27 $45,308 $48,200
T6 AWD Inscription 21 27 $45,778 $48,700
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Momentum N/A N/A $49,726 $52,900
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid R-Design N/A N/A $52,828 $56,200
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription N/A N/A $53,298 $56,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,184
$38,596
$39,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,000
$41,500
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$692 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.5
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. With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.8 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.2 38
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.7 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.5 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 65.3 65.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.3 65.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.5 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.6 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - 8.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 111 112.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 25.1 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 53.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 25.1 17.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 68.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 41.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 37.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 30.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.3 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 4057 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 420 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 252 @ 5000 250 @ 5500
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 273 @ 1600 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/120
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.75 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.19 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.06 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.19 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 5.30 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.52 1.95
Trans Type
6 7 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.74 1.22
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.39 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1 7.4
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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