RDX: More performance luxury than Audi Q5

VS
2018 Audi Q5 passenger side exterior

2018 Audi Q5 2.0T

MSRP $41,500
MPG RATING 23/27
SPEED 7
ENGINE 4-CYL
black 2018 Acura RDX driver side exterior

2018 Acura RDX

MSRP $36,0001
MPG RATING 20/282
SPEED 6
ENGINE 3.5L V6
silver 2018 acura RDX exterior grille

Acura RDX: Power Meets Comfort


2018 Acura RDX

279 HP

2018 Audi Q5 2.0T

252 HP

The 2018 Acura RDX fuses spacious comfort with powerful performance, putting it streets ahead of the Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro. Its V6 engine boasts 279 horsepower, giving it the muscle to help you power through whatever comes your way. RDX comes standard with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, something you won’t find on Q5.

RDX features a long list of luxury amenities that aren’t standard on Q5. Heated front seats keep front-row passengers warm. SiriusXM® Satellite Radio lets you stream your favorite music, sports, and talk shows. And with more legroom and shoulder room than the Audi Q5, RDX has plenty of space for everyone to stretch out.

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We were impressed with the RDX’s powerful naturally aspirated V-6 in a segment full of turbocharged four-cylinder engines…our RDX tester hit 60 MPH in 6.2 seconds, putting it near the head of its class.

Motortrend.com, 2016
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Acura RDX offers up all the technology and creature comforts of a modern luxury SUV, but with a reasonable price and excellent long-term reliability. Combine that with above-average resale value, and suddenly it’s hard to argue against this 5-passenger SUV.

KBB.com, 2016
2018 Acura RDX Cruise Mitigated Braking

Always Comes Prepared

RDX earns a 5-star NHTSA3 Overall Vehicle Score and offers available equipment designed to help increase both awareness and protection.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)4
The available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

RDX for the win

All standards are not created equal.

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COMPARABLE MODELS
2018 Acura RDX
2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro
FWD Starting At
$36,0001
Not Available
AWD Starting At
$37,5001
$41,500
Performance
Engine
3.5L SOHC V6
2.0L DOHC 4-CYLINDER TURBOCHARGED
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Dual-Clutch
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
279 @ 6200
252 @ 5000-6000
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
252 @ 4900
273 @ 1600-4500
FWD EPA MPG Rating4 (city / hwy / combined)
20 / 28 / 23
Not Available
AWD EPA MPG Rating4 (city / hwy / combined)
19 / 27 / 22
23 / 27 / 25
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Not Available
Safety and Driver Assist
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)5
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)4
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)6
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
NHTSA3 Driver Front Crash Test Rating
5 Stars
Not Rated
NHTSA3 Passenger Front Crash Test Rating
5 Stars
Not Rated
Rear Camera
MULTI-VIEW7
SINGLE-VIEW
Comfort & Convenience
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Adaptive Cruise Control8
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Remote Engine Start
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
LED OPTIONAL
Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof-Open Function
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
18"
18"
Interior
GPS-Linked Climate Control9
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
STANDARD
STANDARD
Pandora® Compatibility
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
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Don’t just take our word. Experience RDX for yourself.

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  • RDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome 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.
  • 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 2017 and 2018 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 U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 11 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 12 When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
2018 Acura RDX black exterior 2018 Acura RDX
2018 Audi Q5 driver side exterior white 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)
38.7 / 38.1
40.2 / 37.7
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.)
58.7 / 57.2
57.7 / 56.5
Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.)
42.0 / 38.3
41 / 37.8
Max Cargo Volume (SAE) (second row up/down), cu. ft.10
26.1 / 61.3
26.8 / 60.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
105.7
111
Length (in.)
184.4
183.6
Height (in.)
65.0
65.3
Width (in.)
73.7
74.5
Warranty
Powertrain Warranty
6-year/70,000-mile11
4-year/50,000-mile
Vehicle Warranty
4-year/50,000-mile11
4-year/50,000-mile
Genuine Accessories
4-year/50,000-mile12
12-month/12,000-mile