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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Audi Q5 Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 51.9 - 54.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Auto Manual 7-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 261 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 4,400 lbs
Exterior Length 186.7 in 184.3 - 184.6 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 RDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Audi Q5, with comparable head- and legroom. The Acura RDX will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi Q5.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Audi Q5. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi Q5.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Audi Q5, allowing you to much more easily 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. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q5.

Powertrain
The Acura RDX has much lower torque than the Audi Q5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Audi Q5.