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2014 Audi Q5 vs. 2014 Acura RDX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Audi Q5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Acura RDX, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q5 and 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). The Audi Q5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Acura RDX, which has a much lower 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 Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is a little wider than the Acura RDX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura RDX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Acura RDX.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a smaller turning radius than the Acura RDX, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering 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 Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX. The Audi Q5 has less cargo space than the Acura RDX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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


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2014 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500
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2014 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $34,520 - $35,920
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.66%
City MPG: 18 - 24 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 26 - 31 27 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $34,690 - $43,247 $32,430 - $33,726

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