Compare the 2016 Audi Q5 Standard Features to an Acura RDX

December 16th, 2015 by

2016 Acura RDXThere are quite a few different luxury crossover options for drivers in the greater Chicago area, but if you’re drawn to the 2016 Audi Q5 standard features, we suggest you take a look at a competitor or two first. The Q5 is priced starting at $40,900 (MSRP), and while you might expect a high level of features compared to the more affordably priced 2016 Acura RDX (MSRP starting at just $35,270),* the Q5 actually lags behind in areas many of our drivers care about.

Let’s take a look at how these two crossover stack up.

Luxury Crossover Aren’t Created Equal

It can be tempting to think that two luxury crossovers should have comparable levels of features, but despite the RDX’s lower price, it bests the 2016 Audi Q5 standard features. You’ll find each of the following on the RDX, but the Q5 requires upgrades for these very same amenities (if they are available at all!):

  • Driver-side memory settings
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Heated front seating
  • LED headlights
  • Push-button start
  • Paddle shifters

Some of these features are for comfort, others are for convenience, and still others are for the safety of you and your vehicle. And the Audi must be upgraded to be on the same level as the RDX.

Trust Your Investment in an Acura

One of the most important parts of shopping for a new luxury vehicle is knowing that your investment is protected. The 2016 Acura RDX provides drivers with an extensive warranty that most luxury brands—including Audi—fail to compare to.

  • The 2016 RDX has a 48-month/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
  • The 2016 Audi Q5’s basic and powertrain warranties only last for 48 months or 50,000 miles.

The powertrain warranty covers some of the most costly engine components, helping to protect your wallet from unexpected repair costs.

Test Drive an RDX

It’s possible to break down the differences between these crossovers on paper, but the true test is to see how they perform when you’re behind the wheel. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive of the 2016 Acura RDX. We think you’ll be impressed by everything it has to offer, especially if you want to step up from the base trim level and add on one of Acura’s package upgrades.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, RDX