Compare 2009 Audi Q5 vs 2008 Acura RDX

2009 Audi Q5
2008 Acura RDX
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quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,596
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,200
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.2
Steering Type
Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 3924
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 105
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6500 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.07
Trans Type
Tiptronic 5
Drivetrain
All wheel drive 4 Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.61
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.22 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Acura RDX
Body Style
4dr SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link independent steel spring Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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