2017 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 Acura RDX

When it comes to finding the perfect, luxurious SUV, there are plenty of brands to take into consideration. While that may be the case, Audi and Acura have been two of the auto world’s most popular brands for quite some time. If you’ve been debating which brand will best fit your life and style, we might be able to help. We’ve compared the 2017 Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX, so that you don’t have to. If you’re curious to learn more, keep on reading!

When it comes to pricing, the Acura comes in a bit lower. While that may be the case, the base Audi model does offer a few more initial luxury features, like leather seating. Both vehicles offer standard A/C with climate control, Bluetooth and Satellite radio to name a few. While upgraded technology is included, both models also provide excellent engine and powertrain options. All you need to decide is which one works the best for you. 

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2017 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 Acura RDX
$41,850 MSRP $36,510*
2.0-Liter Inline 4 Base Engine 3.5-Liter V6
220 Horsepowe Engine Output 279 Horsepower
All Wheel Drive Drive Type Front Wheel Drive

Drivetrain, engine options and specs

Some more major differences between the models arise when examining the powerhouses of each model. The Audi offers all-wheel drive as a standard, which is great for handling in rough weather and terrain, while the Acura provides front-wheel drive, which has benefits in terms of efficiency and traction.

The engines also differ, giving the Acura an advantage in power, but not dismissing the Audi as weak. Depending on what type of drive and power you want to experience, one of these models might be a bit better than the other.

*Price shown is the Acura suggested retail price only and does not include tax, title, license and registration fees, or destination and handling fee.

2017 Audi Q5 rear view
2017 Audi Q5 interior
2017 Acura RDX interior
2017 Acura RDX models

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