Acura RDX vs Audi Q5

Acura RDX in Blue

If you’re looking for a new luxury SUV in Boise, Nampa, or Meridian, you need one that offers superior comfort, advanced technology, and an exhilarating drive. That might be why both the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 are at the top of your list.

Our team here at Lyle Pearson Acura wants to help you decide which SUV is the right fit for you. That’s why we’ve created this Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 comparison. Keep reading to see which automobile comes out on top!

Red Acura RDXWhen you step inside either SUV, you’ll be greeted by the relaxation of available leather-trimmed seats. Plus, standard heated front seats will help keep you cozy in both the Acura RDX and Audi Q5.  However, you’ll be able to personalize your support a little more with the RDX and its standard 12-way power front seats. The standard front seats of the Q5 only adjust eight ways.

Both SUVs come with automatic climate control systems to help keep you and your passengers at the ideal temperature. Yet only the Acura RDX has an available GPS-linked Climate Control system. It monitors the vehicle’s position and the position of the sun and measures its impact on the cabin. That way, it can adjust to maximize your comfort.

Whether you’re gearing up for a road trip or a skiing adventure, the Acura RDX offers more cargo room for all your belongings. It boasts up to 79.8 cubic feet of space with the rear seats lowered. Meanwhile, the cargo room in the Q5 is maxed out at 53.1 cubic feet.

Learn More: 2020 Acura RDX Review

RDX vs Q5 Innovative Technology

Both models offer a host of safety and driver-assistive features that’ll help you have more peace of mind out on the road. For example, the Acura RDX comes standard with the following features:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

Acura RDX Interior

The Q5 includes similar features like Audi adaptive cruise control and Audi active lane assist. Plus, the standard Audi pre sense® city includes a collision warning system. However, it can only initiate emergency braking at speeds of up to 25 MPH.

Furthermore, when it comes to staying connected, you’ll be able to see even more with the available 10.2-inch center display of the Acura RDX. The available center display of the Q5 is only 8.3 inches. However, they both offer ease of access with standard touchpad interfaces.

RDX vs Audi Q5 Performance

Acura RDX in WhiteBoth SUVs offer you the exhilaration of standard steering wheel-mounted shifter paddles. They allow you to control the shift points for a sportier drive and more control. The RDX, however, offers a little more exhilaration with its standard 10-speed automatic transmission. The Q5 only offers a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Adding to that, both models also offer a full-time all-wheel drive system. It maximizes traction in adverse weather conditions and even improves handling through tight curves.

Finally, if you’re looking for more power, you’ll get it with the Acura RDX. Its standard 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine of the Audi Q5, on the other hand, is maxed out at 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

Acura RDX vs Audi Q5: We Have a Winner!

It’s clear to see that the winner of this competition is the Acura RDX. It has the power, advanced features, and premium comfort you need on your everyday drives through Boise, Nampa, and Meridian.

Schedule a test drive at Lyle Pearson Acura today!

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