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2015 Acura RDX vs. 2015 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura RDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Audi Q5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, 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). Clearly, the Acura RDX is a better financial choice over the Audi Q5, when considering MSRP. 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 RDX and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little narrower than the Audi Q5, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi Q5.

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

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Audi Q5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Audi Q5.

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

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2015 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $34,895 - $36,295

2015 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $38,900 - $47,000
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.60% --
City MPG: 19 - 20 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 26 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $32,777 - $34,073 $36,178 - $43,710

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