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2017 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Audi SQ5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Audi SQ5. The Audi SQ5 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX.

Convenience
The Acura MDX requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi SQ5, making it more convenient to drive.

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
With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Audi SQ5. 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. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi SQ5.

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

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2017 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $44,050 - $58,500

2018 Audi
SQ5

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MSRP*: $54,300
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City MPG: 18 - 20 19
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $41,352 - $54,891 $50,500

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.