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

2018 White Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

MSRP $41,5001
EPA MPG RATING 23/272
SPEED 7
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
2019 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD

MSRP Starting At $39,3001
EPA MPG RATING 21/272
SPEED 10
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
WATCH THE RDX GO UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION
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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.

2019 Acura RDX 19 inch wheels
Acura RDX 19" Wheels

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

Acura RDX 19" Wheels

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

2019 Acura RDX Jewel Eye 7 LED Headlights
Acura RDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

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

Acura RDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

RDX’s all-­new 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

You won't find heated front seats on the Audi Q5 for the base price.

Audi Q5 8-­Way Power Seats

You won't find heated front seats on the Audi Q5 for the base price.

2019 Acura RDX Heated 12-Way Power Seats in Tan Leather
Acura RDX Heated 12-­Way Power Seats

RDX’s front sport seats are heated for premium comfort and offer 12-­way power adjustability.

Acura RDX Heated 12-­Way Power Seats

RDX’s front sport seats are heated for premium comfort and offer 12-­way power adjustability.

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.

2019 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.

2019 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)

2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease

$379

per month for 36 months $2,999 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease

$379.00 per month for 36 months. $2,999.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic vehicles (TC1H3KJW) available from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $38,295.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $34,982.23. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $13,644.00. Option to purchase at lease end $24,125.85.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. Loyalty/Conquest offer available to current owners of a 2009 or newer Acura, Audi Q5, Lexus RX or Honda. Not all customers qualify for Loyalty/Conquest offer. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2019 White Acura RDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV

Acura RDX: Unmatched Performance and Luxury


2019 Acura RDX

272 HP

2018 Audi Q5 2.0T

252 HP

The Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX both offer impressive comfort and turbocharged performance. But the RDX was extensively redesigned for 2019, 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 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. Heated front sport seats with 12-­way power adjustment keep front-­row occupants warm. 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
Acura Collision Mitigation Braking Driver Safety System Technology Graphic

Drive With Confidence

AcuraWatchTM safety and driver assistive technology comes standard, making RDX one of the most safety-minded SUV’s.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)5
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 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
2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro 
2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD® 
AWD Starting At
$41,500
$39,3001
FWD Starting At
Not Available
$37,3001
Performance
Engine
2.0L DOHC Turbocharged I-4
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)
252 @ 5000
272 @ 6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
268 @ 4700 
280 @ 1600 
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed DCT
10-Speed
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
23 / 27 / 25
21 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
AWD Torque Vectoring
Braking
Power distribution, accelerative
Safety and Driver Assist
Rear Camera
SINGLE-VIEW
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines3
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
Optional
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
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Standard
Standard
USB Ports13
2 Standard
2 Standard, 4 Available
SMS Text Message Capability14
Not Available
Standard
12-Volt Power Outlet
Not Available
Standard
Exterior
Heated Side Mirrors
STANDARD
STANDARD
LED Headlights
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Panoramic Moonroof
Optional
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

Flat Rear Floor

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

2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease

$399

per month for 36 months $3,299 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease

$399.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (TC2H3KJW) available from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $40,295.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $36,816.44. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $14,364.00. Option to purchase at lease end $25,385.85.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. Loyalty/Conquest offer available to current owners of a 2009 or newer Acura, Audi Q5, Lexus RX or Honda. Not all customers qualify for Loyalty/Conquest offer. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$409

per month for 36 months $2,999 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$409.00 per month for 36 months. $2,999.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2019 RDX 10 Speed Automatic vehicles (TC1H3KJW) available from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $38,295.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $36,013.61. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $14,724.00. Option to purchase at lease end $24,125.85.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2019 White RDX Luxury Midsize SUV Driving At Night

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Disclaimer
  • 1 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

  • 2 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, and other factors.

  • 3 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.

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

  • 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  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.

  • 15 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.

  • 16 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
Jellybean-Audi-Q5 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro
2019 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD 2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD® 
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity
5
5
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.2 / 37.7 (no sunroof)
40 / 38
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
57.7 / 56.5
60 / 57
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
Not Listed
55 / 50
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
41 / 37.8
42 / 38
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Not Listed
104
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)15
26.8
31.14
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)15
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)16
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)16
5 / 50,000
6 / 70,000