Comparison: 2018 RDX vs Audi Q5

May 17th, 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 2018 Acura RDX. You’re probably wondering which how our Acura’s compare to the other competition that is out there.

In this article, we will examine the differences between the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Audi Q5. Check out our one-to-one comparison, then come in and test drive the RDX to see for yourself.


Safety Rating and Features

Acura RDX

The RDX comes standard with a full complement of airbags, anti-locking braking system, and stability control. All trim levels are available in either front wheel or all-wheel drive. The AcuraWatch Plus package includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warnings, and active lane control.

Audi Q5

All Q5s include the expected airbags and stability control, plus a system that begins closing windows if it detects a collision, and can automatically brake to prevent a collision at speeds below 52 mph. Optional add-ons include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors, rear automatic braking, and rear cross-traffic alert. The NHTSA gives the Q5 a five-star overall rating and the IIHS calls it a Top Safety Pick.


Features and Tech

Acura RDX

The base RDX comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, moonroof, power liftgate, keyless ignition, LED high and low beam headlights, a rearview camera, and heated front seats. Upgrade to the Technology package and receiver 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, power windows and locks, a proximity key, leather seats, xenon headlights, roof rack, and lower speed emergency braking. The Premium Plus model adds a power panoramic moonroof, LED headlights, blind-spot monitors, and automatic braking when in reverse. The Prestige model gives the consumer true luxury with 20-inch alloy wheels, Audi Virtual Cockpit (a 12.3-inch display screen that displays digital gauges, Google Earth navigation, and audio controls.



Acura RDX

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.

Posted in 2018 Models, Comparison