Compare 2021 Acura RDX vs 2022 Audi Q5

2021 Acura RDX
2022 Audi Q5
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX FWD 22 28 $36,458 $38,400
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 27 $42,047 $44,300
RDX FWD w/Advance Package 22 28 $43,847 $46,200
RDX FWD w/Technology Package 22 28 $39,205 $41,300
RDX SH-AWD 21 27 $38,352 $40,400
RDX SH-AWD PMC Edition N/A N/A $48,394 $51,000
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 26 $43,941 $46,300
RDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 27 $45,741 $48,200
RDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 27 $41,100 $43,300
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 23 29 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 23 29 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 23 29 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $42,864 $45,600
Q5 S line Premium 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $51,324 $54,600
Q5 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $42,864 $45,600
Q5 S line Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $51,324 $54,600
Q5 S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $42,864 $45,600
Q5 S line Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $51,324 $54,600
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 $52,264 $55,600
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 $52,264 $55,600
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 $52,264 $55,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,458
$40,703
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$43,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$722 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space. The 2022 Audi Q5 crossover SUV goes long on everyday virtue—and on nimble road manners in the sporty SQ5 edition.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 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 38
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 54.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 25.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 25.9
Brakes
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 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3783 4101
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 236 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 5.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.52
Trans Type
10 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 2.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA ZY
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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2021 Acura RDX
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