Comparison: 2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 Audi Q5

December 19th, 2018 by

Comparison of the Acura RDX versus Audi Q5

Friendly Acura wants to help you find the midsize luxury SUV that is right for you. We have researched and compared the 2019 Acura RDX to the 2019 Audi Q5. After reading about the differences between the performance and features, visit us in Middletown, NY to test drive the all-new redesigned RDX.

Performance

2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX has a 2.0L VTEC Turbo inline-4, 10-speed automatic transmission and offers a responsive ride with its SH-AWD®. The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ helps you stay balanced when turning corners and maintains a better grip. Its 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque means quicker acceleration. The Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), comes standard on the RDX and offers four drive modes – Comfort, Snow, Sport and Sport+. If driving conditions change, the available Adaptive Damper System can adjust the responsiveness of the suspension quickly. The estimated EPA is 27 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.*

2019 Audi Q5

The 2019 Audi Q5 has a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder and dual-clutch, 7-speed S tronic® automatic transmission. This engine powers the Q5 with 248-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Standard is quattro all-wheel drive which can proactively distribute torque to switch from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive. Five driver-selectable modes adjust your vehicle’s steering, transmission shifts and throttle response. The estimated EPA on the highway is 27 mpg and city driving will result in an estimated 23 mpg.

Features

2019 Acura RDX

The bold new RDX design highlights a striking diamond pentagon grille, 19-inch alloy wheels and Jewel Eye® LED headlights which use seven LED lamps per headlight. This sophisticated vehicle comes standard with full-grain Milano leather, 12-way powered front seats. A 10.2-inch HD dual-content center display features Acura’s all-new, True Touchpad Interface™, wherever you touch it will respond. The multi-information display consists of a 7-inch color screen and uses a premium 9-speaker audio system. To make your life easier, the 2019 Acura RDX also comes standard with heated side mirrors and a power tailgate.

2019 Audi Q5

The 2019 Audi Q5 has a stylish Singleframe® grille, 18-inch 5-double-spoke wheels, and comes standard with xenon headlamps; LED headlights are optional. This elegant vehicle offers leather seating surfaces with 8-way power seats. The 7-inch center display with touchpad control has Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ connectivity. Available is a 12.3-inch LCD display screen with Audi Connect®. A few key options include 755 watt, 19-speaker sound system, multi-colored ambience lighting package and Audi MMI navigation plus MMI all-in-touch.

Safety

2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX received the highest possible safety rating in every Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety test and therefore has been awarded the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+.** Acura Watch™ is a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and comes standard. This suite includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System and Road Departure Mitigation. A multi-view camera is standard, so when the vehicle is in reverse, you will have a choice of three different images.

2019 Audi Q5

Audi pre sense® basic detects when an emergency maneuver is being made and prepares of a possible collision. Also standard on the 2019 Audi Q5 is Audi pre sense® city, Audi side assist with Audi pre sense® rear, and rear cross-traffic assist. A few other safety features that are available are vehicle exit warning, top view camera system and park steering assist and head-up display.

Pricing

2019 Acura RDX

Starts at $39,300 MSRP***

2019 Audi Q5

Starts at $42,950 MSRP

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition and other factors.
**The 2019 Acura RDX has been awarded the coveted 2018 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
***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.
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