2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Audi Q5

A high-performing and well-equipped SUV can offer plenty of benefits to your Providence and Warwick commutes. You may be considering reliable options like the 2020 Acura RDX or Audi Q5. Both new models boast impressive offerings when it comes to performance and interior features to meet your driving needs, but only one can be right for you. Discover your next SUV with this 2020 RDX vs. Q5 comparison from the automotive experts at First Acura.

2020 Acura RDX


2020 Audi Q5

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
272 hp


248 hp
280 lb-ft


273 lb-ft
79.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

53.1 cubic feet
$37,800 MSRP*

Starting Price

$43,300 MSRP

Available Trim Levels


Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5: Price and Available Trim Levels

One of the first things drivers will want to look at when shopping for a new car is pricing. The 2020 Acura RDX lineup offers one more trim level to choose from and comes with a lower starting price over the Audi Q5. For each Acura RDX package, customers can upgrade standard front-wheel-drive to Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, while those who opt for a Q5 can upgrade their AWD model to a hybrid. Despite offering a hybrid upgrade, those who opt for the Audi will have to plan to go way over their budget if they want to take advantage of these upgrades.

  • 2020 Acura RDX:
    • Standard Package (FWD/SH-AWD): $37,800 MSRP*/ $39,800 MSRP*
    • Technology Package (FWD/SH-AWD): $41,000 MSRP*/ $43,000 MSRP*
    • A-Spec Package (FWD/SH-AWD): $44,000 MSRP*/ $46,000 MSRP*
    • Advance Package (FWD/SH-AWD): $45,900 MSRP*/ $47,900 MSRP*
  • 2020 Audi Q5:
    • Premium (AWD/Hybrid): $43,300 MSRP/ $52,900 MSRP
    • Premium Plus (AWD/Hybrid): $47,700 MSRP/ $56,600 MSRP
    • Prestige (AWD/Hybrid) : $51,450 MSRP/ $60,350 MSRP

Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5: Performance Specs

A strong performance should be at the heart of every SUV. While the 2020 Acura RDX and Audi Q5 both feature a standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, you’ll feel the powerful difference of the RDX. That’s because the RDX engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that generates 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, as opposed to the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission paired with the Audi engine that delivers only 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.

Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5: Interior Space and Technology

To make the most out of your SUV, you’ll also want plenty of interior space. Much like many standard SUVs, you can enjoy five-person seating, but you’ll have much more additional room for storage when you choose the RDX. Whether you’re packing in groceries, luggage, sports equipment, work materials, or any other belongings, you can ensure nothing gets left behind as the RDX offers 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space. You may have to make an extra trip with the 53.1 cubic feet of max cargo space in the Audi Q5.

To round out a more spacious cabin, the RDX also comes with interior technology you won’t find on the Audi Q5, including:

  • Noise cancellation tech
  • Acura/ELS Studio 3D® premium audio system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Standard front heated seats
  • True Touchpad Interface™
  • Remote vehicle starter

Hit the Road with an Acura RDX for Sale at First Acura

After comparing the 2020 Acura RDX vs. Q5, the Acura SUV manages to offer incredible luxury and superior performance, safety, and interior features at a price you’ll surely appreciate. Are you ready to get behind the wheel and experience this model in person? Make your way over to First Acura and browse our selection of new and used RDX models for sale and you’ll be back on the road in no time. You can even see how the RDX compares to other luxury models like the BMW X3. Contact us today to explore your auto finance options as well as our RDX lease options and to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Cranston and Attleboro!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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