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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Audi Q5 Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

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2021 Audi
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MSRP*
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$38,400 to $51,000
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$43,300 to $47,800
Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $40,703 to $44,932
MPG - City 21 - 22 23
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura RDX than the Audi Q5. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Audi Q5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Acura RDX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi Q5.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Audi Q5. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi Q5.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Audi Q5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi Q5.