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Acura RDX vs. Audi Q3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Acura RDX vs. Audi Q3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,745

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI   
Difference: $730

Lowest Total Invoice: $37,033

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI   
Difference: $1,442

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelRDXQ3
TrimBase2.0 TFSI
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $35,800 $32,900
Base Invoice $33,995 $30,596
Technology Package 3,700  
Navigation Plus Package   2,100
Premium Plus Package   2,900
Universal garage door opener   295
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575
Technology Package 3,505  
Navigation Plus Package   1,954
Premium Plus Package   2,698
Universal garage door opener   274
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536
Options (change) 3,700 5,870
Options (change) 3,505 5,462
Destination 975 975
Total Price $40,475 $39,745
Total Invoice $38,475 $37,033

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV

The configured Audi Q3 4dr SUV

Even when the Acura RDX and Audi Q3 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Acura RDX Base trim is $35,800. The features would cost an additional $3,700. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $40,475.

The base sticker price of the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI trim is $32,900. The features would cost an additional $5,870. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $39,745.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Acura RDX trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q3 trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV

The configured Audi Q3 4dr SUV

Even when the Acura RDX and Audi Q3 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Acura RDX Base trim is $33,995. The features would cost an additional $3,505. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $38,475.

The invoice of the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI trim is $30,596. The features would cost an additional $5,462. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $37,033.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Acura RDX trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q3 trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Audi Q3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,055
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,677
Model Year20182018
ModelRDXQ3
TrimBase2.0 TFSI
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine279hp V6200hp I4
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)410, 10180, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18235/50-18
Total Price$40,475$39,745
Adjustments for Features0-1,325
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$40,475$38,420
Total Invoice$38,475$37,033
Adjustments for Features0-1,235
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$38,475$35,798

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Features Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Audi Q3

Model Year20182018
ModelRDXQ3
TrimBase2.0 TFSI
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Hill descent control $250
Obstacle detection, front $200
Obstacle detection, rear $300
Rear cross-traffic detection$100 
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails $250
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100 
Automatic air recirculation $100
DVD-Audio-compatible player$0 
DVD-compatible player $0
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
iPod integration $100
Rain-sensing wipers $175
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50 
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
USB port$100 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof$900 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Fog light, rear $100
Fog lights $125
Headlight washers $50
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100
Memory system, driver seat$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100 
Alloy wheels $350
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Total Value of Features$3,915$5,240
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,325
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,235

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Specifications Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Audi Q3

Model Year20182018
ModelRDXQ3
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.7 in102.5 in
Length184.4 in172.8 in
Width73.7 in72.1 in
Height65.0 in62.6 in
Curb Weight3,738 lb.3,495 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.0 gal.16.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in37.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in55.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.7 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in40.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in37.4 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in53.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.3 in31.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
26.1 ft316.7 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
61.3 ft348.2 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura RDX

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300No
DVD-Audio-compatible player0Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15Yes
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Total Requested209068%
Total Not Requested100032%

Option Package Details
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI

Navigation Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested79080%
Total Not Requested20020%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Additional chrome trim0No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
LED headlights500Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Power liftgate350Yes
Compass0Yes
Aluminum trim100No
Proximity key250Yes
Total Requested145087%
Total Not Requested22513%

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