2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5

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Comparing Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 shows the difference between a run-of-the-mill luxury crossover SUV and one that pushes the envelope in every way possible. To understand the gulf between these two models, read on to compare their entry-level models on:

  • Power and MPG
  • Interior Space
  • Safety Features

SUV Comparison: Power and MPG

The Acura RDX is renowned for combining luxury appointments with sporty driving dynamics, so it fits one of the segment’s most impressive powertrains across all models:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: Generates up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and 1,500 pounds of towing capacity.
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway.*

The Audi Q5 isn’t exactly slow on its feet, but a less sophisticated powertrain still offers less power than the Acura while demanding more fuel.

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder Engine: Generates up to 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Seven-Speed Automatic Transmission: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway.


Compare Interior Dimensions

Acura RDX


Audi Q5
29.5 Cubic Feet

Interior Cargo Space

25.1 Cubic Feet
58.9 Cubic Feet

Max Cargo Space

53.1 Cubic Feet
41.6 Inches

Front Legroom

41.0 Inches
8.4 Inches

Rear Legroom

37.8 Inches

Acura understands the importance of generous interior dimensions in ways Audi does not. Whether packing for a family vacation or settling in for a long journey, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the Acura RDX’s spacious cabin.

SUV Comparison: Safety Features

Acura SUVs have developed a reputation for offering top-tier safety as standard, and the latest Acura RDX is no exception. Even the entry-level model features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Whether changing lanes on the highway, cruising through a long journey, or putting up with stop-start city traffic, you’ll always enjoy cutting-edge protection. With the Audi Q5, having those features means paying more for a pricey package or trim level.

Compare the RDX vs Q5 In Person At Acura of Avon

Whether you want to explore Acura RDX packages or compare the MDX vs. RDX or the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3, the dealership team here at Acura of Avon can help. Simply contact our Acura dealership today for any further advice or assistance.


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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Acura of Avon
Acura of Avon
75 Albany Turnpike
Canton, CT, 06019 United States
Acura of Avon 41.8240596, -72.8799912.