RDX: More standard luxury and performance features than Audi Q5 for the price

2018 White Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

2019 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

MSRP $42,9501
MPG (City/Hwy) 22/272
SPEED 7
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
2019 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD

2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD®

MSRP Starting At $39,4001
MPG (City/Hwy) 21/272
SPEED 10
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
WATCH THE RDX GO UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION
Audi Q5 vs Acura RDX video poster
The Differences are Clear
2018 Audi Q5 18 inch wheels
Audi Q5 18" Wheels

Audi Q5 has standard 18-­inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

Audi Q5 18" Wheels

Audi Q5 has standard 18-­inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

2020 Acura RDX 19 inch wheels
Acura RDX 19" Wheels

RDX's 19-inch alloy wheels perfectly complement the SUV's dynamic styling.

Acura RDX 19" Wheels

RDX's 19-inch alloy wheels perfectly complement the SUV's dynamic styling.

2018 Audi Q5 Non-LED Headlights
Audi Q5 Non-LED Headlights

Xenon headlamps are standard on Q5, providing a standard illumination experience.

Audi Q5 Non-LED Headlights

Xenon headlamps are standard on Q5, providing a standard illumination experience.

2020 Acura RDX Jewel Eye 7 LED Headlights
Acura RDX Jewel Eye LEDs

RDX’s stylish Jewel Eye™ headlights boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and confident driving.

Acura RDX Jewel Eye LEDs

RDX’s stylish Jewel Eye™ headlights boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and confident driving.

2018 Audi Q5 8-Way Power Seats in Grey Leather
Audi Q5 8-­Way Power Seats

The Q5's front seats provide 8-way power adjustability.

Audi Q5 8-­Way Power Seats

The Q5's front seats provide 8-way power adjustability.

2020 Acura RDX Heated 12-Way Power Seats in Tan Leather
Acura RDX 12-Way Power Sport Seats

RDX’s front sport seats offer 12-way power adjustability with power lumbar support.

Acura RDX 12-Way Power Sport Seats

RDX’s front sport seats offer 12-way power adjustability with power lumbar support.

2018 Audi Q5 7 inch Center Display
Audi Q5 7" Center Display

Q5's 7-inch display screen is accessible with conventional touchpad control.

Audi Q5 7" Center Display

Q5's 7-inch display screen is accessible with conventional touchpad control.

2020 Acura RDX 10.2 inch Center Display
Acura RDX 10.2" Center Display

RDX features the industry’s most intuitive audio and information control system with True Touchpad Interface™ and 10.2-­inch display. (Tech Model Shown)

Acura RDX 10.2" Center Display

RDX features the industry’s most intuitive audio and information control system with True Touchpad Interface™ and 10.2-­inch display. (Tech Model Shown)

2018 Audi Q5 Interior Center Console
Audi Q5 Conventional Center Console

Q5 features a conventional console area with expected storage options.

Audi Q5 Conventional Center Console

Q5 features a conventional console area with expected storage options.

2020 Acura RDX Interior Floating Center Console
Acura RDX Floating Center Console

A high-­deck floating center console in the new RDX looks great and offers unique storage possibilities. (Advance Trim Shown)

Acura RDX Floating Center Console

A high-­deck floating center console in the new RDX looks great and offers unique storage possibilities. (Advance Trim Shown)

2020 RDX $1,000 Loyalty/Conquest Offer

$1000

Available to current owners of a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln or Mercedes Benz vehicle.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2020 RDX.

2020 RDX $1,000 Loyalty/Conquest Offer

Available to current owners of a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln or Mercedes Benz vehicle.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2020 RDX.

Eligible through 10/31/2019. $1,000 toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold 2020 RDX to qualified current owners of 2010 or newerAcura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln or Mercedes Benz vehicle. Must provide proof of ownership of eligible vehicle in the form of a current vehicle registration or proof of valid auto insurance. Not compatible with Zero Due at Lease Signing leases or other Loyalty/Conquest offers. Used, Certified Pre-Owned Used and Fleet vehicles are NOT eligible. No trade-in required. Offer excludes recent purchase and is transferable among members of the same household when the retail delivery registration address matches the current address on the proof of ownership document. Not redeemable for cash. Incentive paid to dealer and requires dealer participation. Not all customers qualify. See your participating Acura dealer for details.

Only one $1,000 2020 RDX Loyalty/Conquest offer per eligible new vehicle. Offer may be terminated at any time.

2020 White Acura RDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV

Acura RDX: Unmatched Performance and Luxury


2020 Acura RDX

272 HP

2019 Audi Q5 2.0T

248 HP

The Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX both offer impressive comfort and turbocharged performance. But the RDX was recently redesigned, earning it several big advantages. Its VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine boasts 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, giving you more muscle than the Q5. Torque vectoring, exclusive to Acura's available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), lets you channel that power for improved handling in almost any condition. Standard paddle shifters put control of all 10 gear ratios at your fingertips.

RDX also includes a long list of standard luxury amenities you’ll have to pay extra for on Q5. Front sport seats with 12-way power adjustment keep front-row occupants comfortable. An ultra-wide panoramic moonroof is featured on all grades. Class-leading rear cargo space includes nearly two cubic feet of compartmented underfloor storage. And with more legroom and shoulder room than the Audi Q5, RDX has plenty of space for everyone to stretch out.

 

 

…to go with its new [True Touchpad] interface, Acura added an improved, more natural voice recognition system and an optional head-up display that’s more capable than most on the market. 

Wired 2018

…a challenge that mars every other touchscreen interface in a moving vehicle, is solved with the True Touchpad. 

Forbes 2018
2020 Acura RDX Collision Mitigation Braking Driver Safety System Technology Graphic

Drive With Confidence

RDX SH-AWD® earns a 5-star NHTSA3 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System 
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)5 uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2019 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro 
2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD® 
AWD Starting At
$42,950
$39,4001
FWD Starting At
Not Available
$37,4001
Performance
Engine
2.0L DOHC Turbocharged I-4
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
Engine Horsepower (@rpm)  
248 @ 5000
272 @ 6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)  
273 @ 1600 
280 @ 1600 
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed DCT
10-Speed
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
22 / 27 / 24
21 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
AWD Torque Vectoring
Braking
Power distribution, accelerative
Safety & Driver Assist
Rear Camera4
SINGLE-VIEW
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)5
Standard

Standard

 

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)6
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System7
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System8
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow10
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Heated Front Seats
Standard
STANDARD
GPS-Linked Climate Control11
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
Standard
Mobile Hotspot Capability
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Media & Connectivity
Apple CarPlay® Integration12
Standard
STANDARD
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
USB Ports13
2 Standard
2 Standard, 4 Available
12-Volt Power Outlet
Not Available
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Panoramic Moonroof
Optional
STANDARD
Heated Side Mirrors
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires (in.)
18"
19"
Interior
Power Front Seats
8-Way (both)
12-Way (both)
Center Display (in.)
7"
10.2"
Touch Pad Interface
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard with True Touchpad positioning

Ceiling Mounted Speakers

Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade

Flat Rear Floor

Not Available
STANDARD
Underfloor Cargo Storage (multi-compartment)
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD

Acura Military Program

$750 in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are within one (1) year of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are within one (1) year of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500 in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time.

2020 White RDX Luxury Midsize SUV Driving At Night

Don’t just take our word. Experience RDX for yourself.

Disclaimer
 
  • 1 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $400 MSRP up-charge applies to Performance Red Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, and Canyon Bronze Metallic.

  • 2 Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

  • 3 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov). 

  • 4 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.

  • 5 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 6 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 7 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 8 LDW only alerts drivers in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 9 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions

  • 10 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.

  • 11 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.

  • 12 Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

  • 13 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.

  • 14 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.

  • 15 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

Jellybean-Audi-Q5 2019 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro
2020 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD® 
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity
5
5
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.2 / 37.7  
40.0 / 38.0
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
57.7 / 56.5
60.0 / 57.0
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
Not Listed
55.0 / 50.0
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
41.0 / 37.8
42.0 / 38.0
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)14
26.8
31.1
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)14
60.4
79.8
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
111
108.3
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
63.6 / 63.3
64.2 / 64.7
Length (in.)
183.6
186.7
Height (in.)
65.3
65.7
Width (in.)
74.5
74.8
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
8.2
8.2
Weights & Capacities
Curb Weight (lb.) 
4,045
4,019
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
18.5
17.1
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years / miles)15
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)15
5 / 50,000
6 / 70,000