2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Audi Q5

Now that the 2019 Acura RDX has arrived at dealerships around the country, like Spitzer Acura, customers and, especially, competitors have shown a lot of interest. The 2019 Acura RDX has been completely redesigned for the new model year, the automaker's most extensive such effort in the last 10 years from the manufacturer. Taking a look at the 2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Audi Q5 reveals just how strongly the all-new RDX will be placed in this highly-competitive segment of the automotive industry. Spitzer Acura customers will be able to choose among front- and Super Handling All-Wheel-drive™-equipped versions in three primary trim grades: Technology Package, A-Spec® and Advance Package. Each step on the trim ladder of the 2019 RDX offers better performance, more maximum cargo and more advanced equipment than its Audi Q5. 

In order to get traction in the crossover SUV segment of the automotive, a model like the 2019 Acura RDX has to have a very flexible interior that is wrapped in the latest and most advanced technology. Both the 2019 RDX and 2019 Audi Q5 have a maximum passenger capacity of five. Where the RDX starts to pull ahead of the new Q5 is with available cargo space. When properly configured, the 2019 RDX can offer nearly 80 cubic-feet of cargo volume. On the other side of the equation, the 2019 Audi Q5 can fold its seats to make 60 cubic-feet available to its owners. Tech-savvy customers will be able to find a high-speed mobile Wi-Fi hotspot in all trims of the 2019 RDX. Up to seven devices can be connected to the embedded internet connection. The Audi Q5 doesn't offer this capability.

 

2019 Acura RDX

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2019 Audi Q5

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
272/280 Horsepower/Torque 252/273
10-speed automatic Transmission Seven-speed automatic
79.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 60 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

All of the available trims of 2019 Acura RDX employ a powertrain that outperforms what is equipped with the 2019 Audi Q5. Under the hood of the all-new RDX is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Drivers behind the wheel of the redesigned Acura crossover SUV will have 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque to use. By comparison, the 2019 Audi Q5 also uses a version of a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a seven-speed automatic gear changer. However, Audi owners will have 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.