We Did All the Hard Work For You- Read On to Compare 2019 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5

March 1st, 2019 by

2019 Acura RDX Driving

Compare Acura RDX vs Audi Q5 and the first thing you’ll notice is the Acura RDX offering an MSRP of $39,400* vs. a considerably higher $42,950 with the Audi Q5. That might lead you to assume that the Audi offers more, but it seems to fall behind the Acura RDX in terms of performance, safety technology, and more.

Read on to compare the two regarding:

  • Power and MPG
  • Interior Space and Features
  • Safety Features

Power and MPG

The 2019 Acura RDX utilizes a cutting-edge standard powertrain to deliver exceptional performance:

  • 2.0L Turbo Aluminum-Alloy 4-Cylinder Engine: Makes up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg** on the highway as standard.

In contrast, the Audi Q5 feels underpowered:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder Engine: Makes up to just 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Seven-Speed Automatic Transmission: Achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg** on the highway as standard.

Interior Space and Features


Acura RDX SH-AWD Standard Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro
     58.9 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume Behind the 2nd Row      53.1 Cubic Feet
     29.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume Behind the 1st Row      25.1 Cubic Feet
     41.6 Inches      Front Legroom      41.0 Inches
     38.4 Inches      Rear Legroom      37.8 Inches
     59.7 Inches      Front Shoulder Room      57.7 Inches


Whether you’re packing cargo or stretching your legs, the Acura RDX interior feels noticeably more comfortable than the Audi Q5. It also provides features as standard that demand a pricier trim level of the Audi, including:

  • Satellite Radio
  • Power Moonroof
  • Memory Adjustment Driver’s Seat


Safety Features

2019 Acura RDX Dynamic Mode

Acura believes the peace of mind that comes with pioneering safety features should be yours as standard, so all trims carry these top-tier driver assistance technologies to keep you protected across Chicagoland:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System

They’re available with the Audi Q5, but only when you’re prepared to pay more.

The 2019 Acura RDX Effortlessly Outclasses the 2019 Audi Q5

Recognized by the annual Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards and praised by Kelley Blue Book for “a wealth of features all at a price that undercuts rivals”, the Acura RDX is an intensely popular AWD model. To explore everything from Acura reliability to the latest specials, visit your nearest Chicago Acura dealer or feel free to contact us directly.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**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, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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