2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5




If you’re deciding between the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Audi Q5, then consider the fact that the RDX:

  • Offers 24 more months or 20,000 more miles of powertrain warranty coverage
  • Promises superior highway fuel economy returns
  • Includes standard luxuries like front heated seats, a power moonroof, LED headlights, and more
  • Starts the lineup off with a larger engine that produces 27 more hp


Going with a luxury SUV of course means you desire refinement, but you also likely prize some practicality. The dimensions of the 2018 Acura RDX, then, are sure to appeal to you.

  • Maximum Cargo Volume: The RDX opens up to provide 61.3 cubic feet for storage, as compared with 60.4 cubic feet in the 2018 Audi Q5.
  • Legroom: The RDX guarantees 42.0 inches of legroom in front and 38.3 inches in back, as compared with 40.9 inches and 37.8 inches, respectively, in the Q5.
  • Shoulder Room: The RDX promises 58.7 inches of shoulder room for front seat passengers and 57.2 inches for those in the back, as compared with 57.7 inches and 56.5 inches, respectively, in the Audi Q5.



The 2018 Acura RDX certainly comes out ahead of the 2018 Audi Q5 in terms of performance. The RDX runs on an i-VTEC 3.5L V6 engine, to start, which is larger than the Audi’s 2.0L inline-four. And this size difference is apparent in the output from the engines, as the RDX generates 279 hp as compared with 252 hp. Additionally, the Acura SUV boasts a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, while towing is not recommended on the Q5.


As you begin to tack packages onto the 2018 Acura RDX, you’ll find that you can have a better-equipped luxury SUV than what’s possible with the topmost 2018 Audi Q5 trim. The following features are standard on the Acura RDX with some or all of the Technology, Advance, and AcuraWatch Plus packages, but are either unavailable or cost more on the top Q5 model:

Choose the 2018 Acura RDX at First Acura

When you’re ready to begin exploring your 2018 Acura RDX options and your financing options, contact the team at First Acura!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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