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2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 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. The Audi Q5 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 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 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 RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Acura RDX as you will in the Audi Q5.

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

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2018 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,800 - $44,000

2018 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $41,500
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City MPG: 19 - 20 23
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 N/A
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 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*: $33,995 - $41,763 $38,596

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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.