Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5
Acura RDX
Audi Q5
At a Glance: RDX vs. Q5

Acura RDX 

For drivers around Austin, Round Rock, and Georgetown TX, a capable luxury SUV, like the Acura RDX or the Audi Q5, can help make the most of every drive around town. The only question is, which one is going to offer more of what local drivers like you need?

To find out, the team at Acura of Austin North has put together this Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 comparison in which we’ll discuss the powertrain, interior specs, and smart safety technologies of these two popular vehicles.

Match an Acura RDX Package to Your Weekend Routine




272 HP | 201 HP
RDX vs. Q5



10.2 in. | 10.1 in.
RDX vs. Q5



42 in. | 40.9 in.
RDX vs. Q5
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Acura RDX compares to the Audi Q5.

Acura RDX

There can be many similarities between luxury vehicles. If you want an impressively high-powered engine, you’ll be happy with the standard powertrains in the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5. In looking at them, though, one noticeable difference comes from under the hood.

Engine Comparison

Both models come standard with turbocharged engines. However, each engine produces a different result. The RDX generates 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque with its2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine .

The Q5, meanwhile, can only produce 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque with its standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.



As you can see, the engine in the RDX yields more horsepower than that of the Q5. This may be because of the transmission’s ability to handle all that power.

Both vehicles feature automatic transmissions, but the RDX comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters . The Q5 only offers a 7-speed automatic transmission. The setup on the Acura allows for easier shifting and a smoother, more seamless ride.






Acura RDX

When you climb inside the cabin of either SUV, you’re sure to be pleased. The Acura RDX and the Audi Q5 each have seating for five passengers, but it’s the amount of space you’ll find that differentiates these vehicles.

Interior Space

When it comes to your comfort, the Acura RDX offers 42 inches of front legroom and 40 inches of front headroom, giving you plenty of room to stretch. Meanwhile, the Audi Q5 only has 40.9 inches of front legroom and 39.6 inches of front headroom.

As for amenities, the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 both come standard with heated front seats and multi-zone climate control.


Pack Your Cargo

The RDX offers more cargo space. You’ll have 29.5 cubic feet with all seating upright. Fold down the 60/40 split flat-folding rear seatback for a maximum of 58.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.

The Q5, however, only offers 25.9 cubic feet of cargo space with all seating upright. It can reach a maximum of 54.1 cubic feet.






Acura RDX

With both the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5, you’ll enjoy impressive technology, including easy-to-use infotainment and several smart safety features to help you travel with confidence.


When you think about technology, the first thing that might come to mind is a touchscreen or connectivity features. These vehicles are fairly close when it comes to their displays, as the RDX has a 10.2-inch touchscreen, while the Q5 has a 10.1-inch screen.

Both models give you access to:



Safety Technologies

There are a few safety features that are similar between the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5. For example, they both come standard with auto high-beam headlights that alert you to potential collisions ahead. The Acura RDX has several other standard smart safety technologies as well, including:


Many of the safety features in the Audi Q5 require a trim-level or package upgrade rather than coming standard.





The Verdict

Acura RDX

Now that you know more about these two luxury models and have read through our comparison of the Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5, it’s time for you to decide. The best way to do this is to get a closer look and see for yourself what this vehicle can do.

Contact us to learn more or visit us at Acura of Austin North to see the Acura RDX and take it for a test drive. Let us get you on the roads of Austin, Round Rock, and Georgetown TX in style.


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