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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Audi Q5 Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$43,300
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $40,703 to $40,704
MPG - City 21 - 22 22
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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5.

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). Whether you pick the Acura RDX or the Audi Q5, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

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
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.