Comparison : 2018 Acura RDX v 2018 Audi Q5

May 11th, 2018 by

If you’re local to the Middletown, New York area and in the market for a mid-size luxury SUV drop on into Friendly Acura to check out the new 2018 Acura RDX and learn why this should be your next vehicle. You’re probably wondering how this vehicle compares to the competition so read on to discover the fundamental differences between the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Audi Q5.

We think you’re going to be as impressed as we are and if that’s the case, give us a call to schedule a test drive today!

Safety Rating and Features

Acura RDX

The 2018 Acura RDX comes standard with all safety features you expect from a luxury SUV such as a full complement of airbags, anti-locking braking system, and stability control. You’ll have your choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive no matter which trim level you go with.

If you’re looking for a little more pizzazz, consider upgrading to the AcuraWatch Plus package which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warnings, and active lane control.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Acura RDX a five-star overall safety rating and the IIHS named the 2018 Acura RDX a 2018 Top Safety Pick. With accolades like these, you can rest assured that your new RDX will keep you and your family safe.

Audi Q5

All Audi Q5 vehicles come standard with the expected airbags and stability control. They also offer a system that can begin to close windows if it detects a collision and can automatically brake to prevent an accident at speeds below 52 mph.

Optional add-ons include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors, automatic rear braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The NHTSA also gave the Q5 an overall five-star rating and the IIHS named the 2018 Audi Q5 a 2017 Top Safety Pick.

Features and Tech

Acura RDX

The base RDX comes loaded with tons of convenient features to help make your time on the road that much more enjoyable. The following features all come standard on the base model: Dual-zone automatic climate control, moonroof, power liftgate, keyless ignition, LED high and low beam headlights, a rearview camera, and heated front seats.

If you upgrade to the Technology package you’ll also get leather upholstery, an upgraded infotainment system, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The top of the line Advance package adds on ventilated seats, fog lights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, remote start, and parking sensors.

Audi Q5

The base Q5 comes standard with power-operated front seats, a proximity key, leather seats, xenon headlights, a roof rack, and lower speed emergency braking.

If you upgrade to the Premium Plus model, you’ll get a power panoramic moonroof, LED headlights, blind-spot monitors, and automatic braking when in reverse.

The Prestige model, which is the top of the line for Audi, gives you even more features such as 20-inch alloy wheels and Audi Virtual Cockpit a 12.3-inch display screen that displays digital gauges, Google Earth navigation, and audio controls.


Acura MDX
Starting at $36,000 MSRP

Audi Q5
Starting at $41,500 MSRP

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

‡Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit


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