2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5 | Continental Acura of Naperville
2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

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2018 Audi Q5

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5

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Drivers in search of a thrilling and modern luxury crossover invariably set their sights on the 2018 Acura RDX and 2018 Audi Q5. Narrowing down your options to these two models isn’t hard, but choosing between them tends to be challenging.

Power and Efficiency

The 2018 Acura RDX sets new standards for sport crossover performance, with a 3.5L V6 engine putting drivers in command of up to 279 hp across all trim levels. You’ll make highway passes with ease and set off with spirit from lights, all while achieving up to 28 mpg on the highway.*

The 2018 Audi Q5 fails to match the Acura RDX in terms of either power or efficiency. In place of a V6, it fits a 2.0L four-cylinder as standard to make just 258 hp, and yet highway mileage peaks at 27 mpg.

2018 Acura RDX on the road


Drivers expect luxury crossovers to supply top-of-the-line features as standard, but the Audi Q5 makes a habit of charging more for amenities the new Acura RDX provides as standard, including:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Power Moonroof
  • 2-Memory Settings for Locking, Automatic Headlights, Exterior Mirrors, and Seat

Whether you need to keep warm during cold Plainfield days or fancy filling the cabin with fresh air on a commute from Naperville to Aurora, the Acura RDX provides what you need as standard.


Cargo and Passenger Space

While the Audi Q5 follows the luxury crossover trend of downplaying interior space, the latest Acura RDX achieves an incredible blend of upscale appointments and flexible dimensions.

A quick comparison of key measurements is enough to demonstrate the difference:

2018 Acura RDX 2018 Audi Q5
79.9 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 60.4 cubic feet
42 inches Front Legroom 40.9 inches
38.3 inches Rear Legroom 37.8 inches

2018 Acura RDX Accolades

2018 Acura RDX
  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA**
  • The 2018 Acura RDX Streaks Ahead of the 2018 Audi Q5

    Whether stretching out your legs during a morning commute or stepping on the pedal to pass a slower vehicle, the Acura RDX proves consistently superior to the Audi Q5. To arrange a test drive or find out more, contact us today — you can also apply for financing online.

    Why Buy at Continental Acura of Naperville?

    *Based on 2017 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.
    **Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.
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