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2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura MDX than the Audi Q5. The Audi Q5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX as you will with the Audi Q5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Audi Q5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura MDX and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Audi Q5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura MDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi Q5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura MDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi Q5.

Handling
The Acura MDX has the same turning radius as the Audi Q5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q5.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Audi Q5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Acura MDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi Q5.


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2014 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,290 - $56,505
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Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.53% --
City MPG: 18 - 20 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 26 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $39,186 - $52,195 $34,690 - $43,247

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