2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5

2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5For drivers around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill, a capable luxury SUV, like the 2020 Acura RDX or Audi Q5, can help them make the most of every drive around town. The only question is, which one is going to offer the most of what local drivers like you need?

To find out, the team at Elite Acura put together this 2020 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 comparison in which we’ll discuss the powertrain, interior specs, and smart safety technologies of both these popular vehicles.

Check it out and then contact us to test drive your favorite.

2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5 Powertrain Features

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If you want an impressively high-powered engine, then you’ll be happy with the standard powertrain in both the Acura RDX and the Audi Q5. Both come standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine, however, this engine produces different results in each SUV.

  • Acura RDX: 272 horsepower
  • Audi Q5: 248 horsepower

2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5

As you can see, the same engine in the RDX generates more horsepower than it does in the Q5. This may be because of the transmission’s ability to handle all that power. The Acura RDX comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission that uses its additional gears to balance performance and efficiency. The Audi Q5 only has a 7-speed transmission.

However, both vehicles have an available smart all-wheel drive system that can help you optimize your handling capabilities on slick and slippery roadways.

Interior Specs

When you climb inside the cabin of both SUVs, you’re sure to be pleased by what you find. Both come standard with a touchscreen display in the center stack. They’re also both compatible with Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration and Bluetooth® wireless connectivity.

Plus, both SUVs seat five passengers in total with approximately 41 to 42 inches of front legroom and approximately 38 inches of second-row legroom.


Acura RDX

Audi Q5

Behind second row

31.14 cubic feet

25.1 cubic feet

Behind front row

79.8 cubic feet

53.1 cubic feet


If you have a lot of cargo to pack up, you’ll probably be able to fit more in the Acura RDX, however, which has 31.14 cubic feet of trunk space and 79.8 cubic feet of total cargo volume. Compare this to just 25.1 cubic feet of trunk space and 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space for the Audi Q5.

Smart Safety Features

2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5With both the Acura RDX and Audi Q5, you’ll get several smart safety features to help you travel around with even more confidence. For example, they both come standard with a forward collision mitigation feature that alerts you to potential collisions up ahead.

This feature also includes automatic emergency braking to help you come to a stop in an emergency situation.

2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5The Acura RDX has several other standard smart safety technologies, as well, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

Unfortunately, the Audi Q5 requires a trim level or package upgrade before offering any comparable driver-assist features.

2020 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5: Which Will You Drive?

The team at Elite Acura compared the 2020 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 and found that the RDX brings a lot with it to the Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill areas. If you want to see it for yourself, contact us and we’ll bring you by to test it out.

Contact us to schedule your test drive today!

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