Audi Q5 can't compete with RDX luxury and performance

Audi Q5

2023 Audi Q5 45 TFSI® Premium quattro®

MSRP $46,000
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
HORSEPOWER 2612
SPEED 7
2023 RDX in Perfomance Red

2023 Acura RDX SH-AWD®

MSRP $44,3501
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
HORSEPOWER 2722
SPEED 10
2023 RDX Dynamic Shot  in Phantom Violet Pearl

Acura RDX: Unmatched Performance And Luxury

272 Horsepower2
10 Speed

The Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX both offer impressive comfort and turbocharged performance. But the RDX delivers several big advantages. Its VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine boasts 272-HP2 and 280 lb-ft of torque3, 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. Front sport seats with 12-way power adjustment keep front-row occupants comfortable. An ultra-wide Panoramic Moonroof is featured on all grades. Impressive 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.

Advance Package shown.

2023 RDX Collision Mitigation Braking System

Drive With Confidence

Your RDX is equipped with AcuraWatch™, a suite of available and standard innovative safety and driver-assistive technologies, making it one of the most safety-minded premium performance crossovers.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
 
CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.5

A-Spec Advance Package shown.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2023 Audi Q5 45 TFSI® Premium quattro® 
2023 Acura RDX SH-AWD® 
AWD Starting At
$46,000
$44,3501
FWD Starting At
Not Available
$42,1501
Performance
Engine
2.0L DOHC Turbocharged I-4
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)2
261 @ 5000
272 @ 6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)3
273 @ 1600 
280 @ 1600 
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed DCT
10-Speed
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)4
22 / 29 / 25
21 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
quattro® All-Wheel Drive  
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
Safety & Driver Assist
Rear Camera7
SINGLE-VIEW
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Standard
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System5
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)5
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System5
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)5
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System5
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow5
Standard
Standard
Traffic Sign Recongition5
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard
Blind Spot Information System6
Standard
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
Standard
Keyless Access and Entry
Standard
Standard
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control & Air Filtration
Standard (Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control)
Standard
HomeLink
Standard
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Standard
Standard
Audio & Connectivity
Center Display (in.)
10.1" (Touchscreen)
10.2"
Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Compatibility8,9
Standard
Wireless Standard
Alexa Built-In16
Not Available
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio10
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®11
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot Capability12
Standard
Standard
USB Ports13
2 Standard
2 Standard, 4 Available
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
STANDARD (Jewel Eye®)
LEDTaillights
Standard
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)
Heated Front Seats
Standard
STANDARD
Touch Pad Interface
Not Available
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
Ambient Lighting (multiple themes)
Available with Package Upgrade
Available with Package Upgrade
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Disclaimer 
 
  • RDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.  
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  • 1  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for cars (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,195.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models is $1,995.00. Dealer prices may vary. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $600 MSRP up-charge applies to Performance Red Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Phantom Violet Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, and Liquid Carbon Metallic.
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  • 2  Audi Q5 horsepower: 261 @ 5000 rpm (SAE net); Acura RDX horsepower: 272 @ 6500 rpm (SAE net).
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  • 3  Audi Q5 torque: 273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm (SAE net); Acura RDX torque: 280 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm (SAE net).  
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  • 4  Based on 2023 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.  
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  • 5  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

    Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

    Collision Mitigation Braking System only is designed to mitigate crash forces; it may not avoid all collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation.

    Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

    Lane Keeping Assist System and/or Traffic Jam Assist only assist 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.

    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.

    Traffic Sign Recognition cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.
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  •   6  The systems are not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes or backing up, and may not detect all objects, or provide complete information about conditions behind or to the side of the vehicle. System accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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  •   7  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.
  • 8  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. 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.
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  • 9  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android™ phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.
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  • 10  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2022 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
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  • 11 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.
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  • 12  Requires AT&T data plan. Learn more about available data plans here. Coverage & service not available everywhere. Fees, terms & restrictions apply.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 15  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
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  • 16  Amazon, Alexa and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon, com, Inc, or its affiliates. Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart home technology.
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  • 17  Acura Maintenance Program covers certain factory scheduled maintenance on select eligible vehicles for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Certain models may require different maintenance schedules as recommended by the vehicle's Maintenance Minder system and described in the vehicle's Owner's Manuals. See an Acura Dealer for vehicle eligibility, coverage details, and exclusions. Valid only in the United States of America.
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Audi Q5 2023 Audi Q5 45 TFSI® Premium quattro® 
2023 RDX in Performance Red 2023 Acura RDX SH-AWD®
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity
5
5
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
38.1 / 37.7  
40.0 / 38.0
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
57.7 / 56.5
60.0 / 57.0
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.9 / 38
42.0 / 38.0
EPA Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)14
24.7
29.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
111.0
108.3
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
63.6 / 63.3
64.2 / 64.7
Length (in.)
184.3
187.4
Height (in.)
65.4
65.7
Width (in.)
74.5
74.8
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
8.2
8.2
Weights & Capacities
Curb Weight (lb.) 
4,079
4,014
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
18.5
17.1
Maintenance
Complimentary Maintenance (years / miles)22
3/ 36,000
2 / 24,000
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years / miles)15
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)15
5 / 50,000
6 / 70,000