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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Audi SQ5 Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $46,900 to $60,650
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2021 Audi
SQ5

MSRP*: $52,900 to $56,100
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Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $49,727 to $52,735
MPG - City 19 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 53.1 - 54.1 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 349 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 4,400 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 184.3 - 184.6 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 74.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 - 39.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Audi SQ5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Audi SQ5.

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). Whether you pick the Acura MDX or the Audi SQ5, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Acura MDX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi SQ5.

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.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Audi SQ5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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.

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

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.