2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5

In the battle of the luxury crossovers, only one model can be declared the winner. The 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Audi Q5 are both qualified contenders, providing enough performance and purpose-driven design to tackle the demands of Naperville drivers. However, once you start to compare these two vehicles, one of them just doesn’t measure up. Find out the winner today!

Starting Price

Despite their smart design and high level of safety, these crossovers are quite different when it comes to the price of their base trims:

  • The 2018 Audi Q5 starts at $41,500 MSRP.
  • The 2018 Acura RDX starts at $35,800 MSRP*.

That’s a difference of over $5,000. In fact, with that extra savings, you can equip the RDX with the AcuraWatch Plus suite of active safety features, as well as the Technology Package. You’d even have money to spare!

2018 acura rdx on road

Standard Features

Despite the RDX’s lower starting price, it still comes equipped with plenty of luxurious features in the base trim. In fact, the following features are included in the RDX, but not the Q5:

  • 10-Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

In addition to these luxurious amenities, the RDX gives you more peace of mind over the life of the vehicle. Its powertrain is covered by a 6-year/70,000-mile limited warranty, while the Q5’s coverage only includes a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

2018 Acura RDX

Maximum Cargo Volume

A key advantage of a midsize crossover over a smaller model is the generous interior space. It allows you to haul large loads of groceries as well as sporting goods and materials for weekend projects. Luckily, the RDX offers 61.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down, and 76.9 cubic feet if you shift the front seats forward and add rear floor space. The best the Q5 can manage is 60.4 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. If you plan to use your new crossover to carry cargo, the RDX is the better bet.

2018 acura rdx interior

Which Crossover Will You Drive Home?

If you value a lower price, exclusive luxury features, and plenty of cargo space, the choice is clear. The 2018 Acura RDX is the ideal crossover for Westmont families, and at McGrath Acura, we couldn’t be happier to have it in stock. We also carry a fine selection of high-quality used Acura RDX models. Stop by our state of the art showroom at 400 E. Ogden Ave. in Westmont, IL to see this premier luxury vehicle in person. Before you arrive, fill out a financing application for quick preapproval, and be sure to schedule a test drive to reserve your seat.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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