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2015 Acura MDX vs. 2015 Audi SQ5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi SQ5 than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Audi SQ5 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 SQ5, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi SQ5. 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 SQ5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Audi SQ5, 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 SQ5.

Drivetrain
The Acura MDX has much lower torque than the Audi SQ5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura MDX has the same turning radius as the Audi SQ5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi SQ5 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Audi SQ5.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Audi SQ5, 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 SQ5.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi SQ5.

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2015 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,765 - $56,980

2015 Audi
SQ5

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MSRP*: $52,700
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.64% --
City MPG: 18 - 20 17
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $39,621 - $52,630 $49,012

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