Acura RDX VS 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 new RDX midsize crossover SUV. The new 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
  • New RDX completely re-designed for 2022
  • 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
  • Below average power
Audi Q5 SUV Compared

RDX VS Q5 Specifications Chart

Acura RDX


Audi Q5

28 MPG Highway RatingEstimated
29 MPG Highway Rating
2.0L 4-Cylinder VTEC TURBOEngine2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty4 yr/50,000 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, 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. It offers an underwhelming 201 horsepower turbo engine at a high price point.

In drives the new 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, New 2022 Acura RDX?

We love luxury SUVs like the Audi Q5, but the RDX is newer, more powerful, more spacious, and less expensive. You can also lease a new Acura RDX for an incredible price. Test-drive a new 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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* 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 models only) and other factors.