Compare 2020 Acura RDX vs 2021 Audi Q3

2020 Acura RDX
2021 Audi Q3
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX FWD 22 28 $35,889 $37,800
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 22 27 $41,763 $44,000
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 22 28 $43,563 $45,900
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 22 28 $38,921 $41,000
RDX SH-AWD 21 27 $37,784 $39,800
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 21 26 $43,657 $46,000
RDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 27 $45,457 $47,900
RDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 27 $40,815 $43,000
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,889
$31,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,800
$34,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$567 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list. The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 105.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 176.6
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 48
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 23.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 23.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
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)
12.4 13.4
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)
17.1 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3783 3902
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 221 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 184 @ 4800
Engine Type
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.95
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA UA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q3
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 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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