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Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5

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2021 Acura RDX


2021 Audi Q5


280 lb-ft


273 lb-ft
79.8 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

53.1 Cubic Feet

Front Heated Seats


Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio System

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Compare Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 and one of the first things you’ll notice is the RDX’s lower starting price. Some San Diego drivers would assume that means the Q5 at least offers more than the RDX, and yet in fact Acura’s luxury crossover SUV consistently outperforms its Audi rival.To see what we mean, simply read on to compare RDX vs. Q5 on:

  • Performance
  • Dimensions
  • Technology



RDX vs. Q5: Performance

The Acura RDX and Audi Q5 both make power and performance a priority, but you’ll find the former responding a touch more responsively thanks to its superior engine specs.You’ll make:

  • Up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque from the RDX’s 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
  • Up to 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque from the Q5’s 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

The Acura RDX is also fitted with a 10-speed automatic transmission that provides more gear ratios than the Q5’s 7-speed dual clutch transmission. That means you’ll enjoy more specialized performance whether crawling through Temecula traffic or opening up the engine to pass at speed on the highway.


RDX vs. Q5: Dimensions

Luxury crossovers sometimes falter when it comes to practicality, but not the RDX. It offers:

  • Up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row.
  • Up to 31.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.

In stark contrast, the Q5 only ever provides up to 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space.


RDX vs. Q5: Technology

The RDX reinforces its more impressive cargo dimensions with several state of the art amenities you won’t enjoy with the Audi Q5, including:

  • Noise Cancellation Technology
  • Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio System
  • Standard Front Heated Seats
  • True Touchpad Interface™


The 2021 Acura RDX Outpaces the 2021 Audi Q5

We’ve been helping drivers all over Carlsbad and beyond find their perfect luxury vehicle for years, so feel free to visit our showroom in Escondido or contact us directly to find out more about any new Acura vehicle.



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