|2015 Acura RDX||2015 Audi Q5|
|3.5L V6 (FWD or AWD)||Available Powertrains||2.0L I-4 Turbo & Hybrid; 3.0 V6/TDI|
|61.3 Cubic Feet||Maximum Cargo Volume||57.3 Cubic Feet|
2015 Acura RDX vs. 2015 Audi Q5
Smart and seductive. These are two of the chief takeaways from the automotive industry’s most significant additions to the luxury crossover SUV segment, the 2015 Acura RDX and the 2015 Audi Q5. Each boasts a wealth of innovative technology features and exquisite interior styling, with refinement in both models that makes choosing between them nearly impossible. So how do we dare select one over the other?
The key distinctions between the two are mostly related to powertrain options and interior space, where the RDX is the clear leader in cargo volume while the Audi Q5 offers three engaging engine options (in addition to the now-available hybrid option). And, while the RDX is offered for a slightly lower sticker price, the fuel economy and versatility of the Q5 are difficult to ignore. While choosing between the 2015 Acura RDX and the 2015 Audi Q5 may be a tough choice to make, perhaps the greatest takeaway of all is that, between these two luxury models, there is no wrong choice.
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Attempting to comprehensively describe the interior amenities in either of these vehicles is almost certainly a fool’s errand, but let’s give it a shot, shall we? Those who opt for the 2015 Audi Q5 will love the new power liftgate, Audi’s MultiMedia Interface (MMI) and sliding-and-reclining 40/20/40-split-folding rear seat, lending the crossover an air of convenience to accompany its obvious sophistication. Additional options include such features as the updated Audi Connect mobile WiFi system, as well as rear door sunshades and a panoramic sunroof.
Meanwhile, those who select the 2015 Acura RDX will appreciate a more focused approach that avoids too many frills, opting instead to go with what has been proven to work. Standard features on the RDX include a rearview camera, sunroof and Bluetooth connectivity, while upgrading to the Technology package adds a power liftgate, a navigation system with real-time traffic and weather, and solar-sensing automatic climate control. Inside and out, the 2015 Acura RDX aims to please.
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