2019 Acura RDX VS 2019 Audi Q5 Comparison In this comparison, we take a look at Audi's best-selling SUV, the Audi Q5, and compare it to Acura's all-new Acura RDX midsize crossover SUV. The new Acura RDX has received a lot of praise, but how does it stack up against Audi's top model?
 New 2019 Acura RDX SUV Compared

Acura RDX Quick Look

Acura RDX Pros
  • Sporty, exhilarating ride with sharp handling
  • Upscale, spacious cabin & cargo area
  • Quick acceleration with turbo engine
Acura RDX Cons
  • Options bundled into packages; no separate add-ons
  • No choice of power-train, but 272-hp turbo is awesome

Audi Q5 Quick Look

Audi Q5 Pros
  • Quiet cabin and smooth ride
  • All-wheel drive comes standard
  • Wide array of tech options
Audi Q5 Cons
  • Only one engine available
  • Cargo/trunk space not so good
Audi Q5 SUV Compared

RDX VS Q5 Specifications Chart

Acura RDX

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Audi Q5

2.0L 4-Cylinder VTEC TURBOEngine2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo
272-HPHorsepower248-HP
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
187″ L x 75″ W x 66″ HVehicle Dimensions184″ L x 75″ W x 65″ H
10-Speed AutomaticTransmission 7-Speed Automatic

Audi Q5 VS Acura RDX Comparison Review

The Audi Q5 was first introduced in 2009 and quickly became Audi's best-selling vehicle. Since then, the look and feel of the Q5 has largely remained the same, which is, in part, a testament to how great the original designs of the Audi Q5 were, but also the lack of development is a little disappointing. 

The Audi Q5 has been surpassed by other luxury SUVs in quality and specifications. Still the Audi Q5 has a classic look, can include modern tech options with higher trims, offers a capable 248 horsepower turbo engine, and all-wheel drive is standard. That being said, with the luxury SUV market becoming more and more competitive, the Q5 is in danger of being left in the dust... 

In drives the new Acura RDX, a beautifully re-designed luxury midsize crossover that is a vehicle definitely worth high praise and consideration when shopping for a luxury SUV. The new RDX is one of the most advanced luxury SUVs ever built with a turbocharged 272 horsepower engine, a wide-array of standard features, varying drive modes, and super-handling all-wheel drive. With the RDX, you're getting one of the best luxury SUVs ever made at a price much less than the Audi Q5.

Ready To Try Out The Awesome, All-New Acura RDX?

We love luxury SUVs like the Audi Q5, but the Acura RDX is newer, more powerful, more fuel-efficient, more spacious, and less expensive. You can also lease a new Acura RDX for an incredible price. Test-drive a new Acura RDX by calling us at (877)363-2817 or send us a message in the form below. Thank you for your consideration. 

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***Information about crash avoidance technologies as part of the Government 5-Star safety ratings program can be found at https://www.nhtsa.gov/ratings. Rating issued for 2019 model year RDX FWD and AWD.

Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. All vehicles subject to prior sales. See dealer for details. MSRP may not be price at which vehicle is sold in trade area. New car prices include applicable manufacturer incentives in lieu of special financing. Plus tax, title, license & $324.24 doc fee. Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for ILX, TLX, RLX, RDX, and MDX is $995, $1,025, or $1,045, NSX is $1,995, and PMC editions is $1,995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer. New vehicle MPGs are based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. See dealer for copy of limited warranty. Used car prices plus tax, title, license & $324.24 doc fee. Used car MPG claims are based on EPA estimated city and highway ratings when vehicle was new. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. The value of used vehicles varies with mileage, usage and condition. Book values should be considered estimates only.