2016 Audi Q5 vs 2016 Acura RDX Continental Motors
2016 Audi Q5 2016 Acura RDX
57.3 cu. ft. Max Storage Volume 61.3 cu. ft.
4,400 lbs. Max Trailer Weight 1,500 lbs. 
9.1 seconds 0-60 mph 6.3 seconds
$40,900 MSRP $35,270

2016 Audi Q5 vs 2016 Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX Continental Motors

A lot of times with these SUV comparisons we find a lot of similarities, and for the most part comparing the 2016 Audi Q5 and 2016 Acura RDX is no different. They’re both SUVs in a similar price range, hold five passengers, and offer a very comparable MPG* at 20 city/28 highway and 20 city/29 highway, respectively.

Taking that into account we dug extra hard and came up with a few facts that might sway your opinion on the 2016 Audi Q5 vs 2016 Acura RDX one way or the other.

Both SUVs offer a similar max storage volume and body size, which may have you thinking their trailer weight is going to be comparable as well. As it turns out, the 2016 Audi Q5 is a clear winner in this category with a 4,400 lbs. max trailer weight over the 2016 Acura RDX’s 1,500 lbs. The 2016 Acura RDX is no slouch in the engine department, however. It’s packing a 3.5L V-6 that allows it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, when the 2016 Audi Q5 won’t hit that speed until 9.1 seconds. The Audi Q5 does have a model running with a V-6 instead of its standard I-4, but it never is quite as swift as the Acura RDX.

Which is right for you?

Honestly, both of these SUVs are packed with so many great features that it’s hard to pick between them. The Acura’s speed is very tempting, but it’s outperformed in towing by the Audi Q5. At the end of the day, it’s going to come down to what you’re looking to get out of an SUV. Both of these are offering great MPG for their class, so you really can’t go wrong. Stop in at Continental Motors to give them a test drive, and decide which is right for you.

[*] 20 city/28 highway mpg for the 2016 Audi Q5 and 20 city/29 highway mpg for the 2016 Acura RDX are based on EPA mileage ratings for the base models. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.


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