The 2017 Acura RDX vs The 2017 Audi Q5

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX
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2017 Audi Q5

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The 2017 Acura RDX makes a statement on the Westmont and Naperville roads with its striking exterior. It turns heads wherever it goes, and its compelling blend of interior comforts and capable performance complement its opulent exterior style. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the 2017 Audi Q5, and see what makes the RDX so impressive for yourself. Then, come in for a test drive at McGrath Acura of Westmont.

Comparing Performance

The new Acura RDX’s tight 105.7-inch wheelbase and balanced body allows it to turn with precision without sacrificing its stability. This means that the Acura RDX handles with dynamic athleticism, but its ride is smooth and graceful. Similarly, the RDX sports a 3.5L 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC engine that delivers 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the RDX rides with confidence. It has the power to overcome any obstacle, and it attacks any terrain with incredible energy. But the RDX also comes equipped with an intelligent all-wheel drivetrain, which makes for an incredibly versatile and adaptive ride.

The 2017 Audi Q5, on the other hand, is decidedly less balanced. Its 110.5-inch wheelbase makes for a stable ride, but it greatly reduces its ability to turn tightly. The Q5 also isn’t as powerful as the RDX; its 2.0L 4-valve TFSI engine only offers 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, that disadvantage in power doesn’t come with a balancing advantage in fuel economy.. In fact, the less-powerful Q5 gets less fuel economy at 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway to the 20 mpg city*/28 mpg highway* of the Acura RDX.

Comparing Features

Now, let us take a look at the features available on both vehicles. First, we’ll see what the 2017 Acura RDX offers drivers:

  • Perforated leather sports seats
  • Dual-level heated and ventilated seats
  • Ten-speaker ELS premium audio system
  • AcuraLink real-time traffic
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation braking system


Next, we’ll compare those available features to the ones that are available on the 2017 Audi Q5:

  • Leather seats
  • Ten-speaker audio system
  • Sirius XM traffic service available
  • Conventional cruise control
  • Standard brakes

The Winner: The 2017 Acura RDX

The 2017 Audi Q5 competes fiercely, but it cannot match the experience of the 2017 Acura RDX. The RDX boasts a more versatile drive, more power and torque, and a better selection of features. Overall, the RDX holds advantages in nearly every key area, which is why the winner of this match-up is so clear.

Find Your 2017 Acura RDX at McGrath Acura of Westmont

Learn more about the 2017 Acura RDX and how it compares to the 2017 Audi Q5 at McGrath Acura of Westmont. Reach out to us online, or by call us at 888-299-8727. We look forward to welcoming you to our showroom at 400 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont, IL!

*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 only) and other factors.