Acura RDX vs Audi Q5

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Warwick, Providence, and Coventry roads are always fun to traverse, but at Speedcraft Acura, we believe they’re more fun when you’re behind the wheel of a car you love calling your own. That’s why we’re comparing the 2020 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Audi Q5.

These two luxury SUVs bring a lot to the table for area drivers. Speedcraft Acura wants you to be an informed driver at all times, which is why we’ve created this comparison. Check out this overview of these two cars below. Then, continue reading to learn more.

2020 Acura RDX

2019 Audi Q5




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Learn more in the full 2020 Acura RDX Review!

2020 Acura RDX vs 2019 Audi Q5 Performance

Acura RDX Engine SpecsThe driving experience begins the moment you step inside your vehicle. However, it’s what’s under the hood that matters once you press down on the accelerator. If you choose the Acura RDX as your next car, you’ll enjoy a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 272 horsepower. This engine, which is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, shifts efficiently and delivers exceptional acceleration off the starting line.

When comparing two cars and their performance, horsepower is the big number that always jumps out. While the Acura RDX delivers 272 horsepower, the 2019 Audi Q5 lags behind with its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that generates 248 horsepower.

Each car offers a dynamic driving system that lets you customize how you want drives to feel. The RDX and Q5, for instance, both offer a comfort mode setting, which allows you to relax and enjoy improved ride quality.

Interior Amenities

This is where you’re going to be spending your time. While exterior design is important and vehicle performance is certainly something you’re going to want to think about, interior amenities are the bread and butter of every vehicle.

When it comes to space, the 2020 RDX outpaces the 2019 Q5 thanks to its 58.9 cubic feet of cargo room behind the first row. The Q5 is spacious but measures in at just 53.1 cubic feet of max cargo space–a significant difference.

With the Acura RDX, you’ll have a 10.2-inch HD dual-content center display standard, which features Apple CarPlay™ functionality. This screen can be controlled via touchpad interface. The Audi Q5, while carrying smartphone capability, offers just a 7-inch infotainment screen, which pales in comparison to what’s found in the RDX.

Acura vs Audi Safety

Acura RDX DrivingSafety is always a consideration when buying or leasing a car. You’ll want to have the latest safety features to protect you, your family, or your friends. When comparing these two cars, it’s clear that the Acura RDX offers more safety standard:

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

You’ll have to upgrade to the Audi Q5 Prestige trim to access many of these features while they’re standard on the entry-level RDX.

Acura RDX vs Audi Q5: The Verdict

What’s the last word in this 2020 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 debate? Let us be clear: The 2020 Acura RDX, with its more powerful engine, spacious interior, and safety features, stands out as the better option when compared to the 2019 Audi Q5. You can even check out the Acura RDX colors to find the right style for your SUV.

Visit Speedcraft Acura today for a test drive, and we’ll have the keys waiting for you here at our dealership near Warwick, Providence, and Coventry.


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