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Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $44,795

Acura RDX   
Difference: $11,680

Lowest Total Invoice: $42,568

Acura RDX   
Difference: $10,021

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelRDXQ5
TrimBase3.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $35,670 $46,400
Base Invoice $33,872 $43,152
Advance Package 6,650  
AWD 1,500  
Prestige Package   6,800
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575
Adaptive dampers - electrical   1,000
Sport Interior Package   750
Advance Package 6,300  
AWD 1,421  
Prestige Package   6,324
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536
Adaptive dampers - electrical   930
Sport Interior Package   697
Options (change) 8,150 9,125
Options (change) 7,721 8,487
Destination 975 950
Total Price $44,795 $56,475
Total Invoice $42,568 $52,589

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Audi Q5 4dr SUV has a supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Acura RDX Base trim is $35,670. The features would cost an additional $8,150. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $44,795.

The base sticker price of the Audi Q5 3.0T trim is $46,400. The features would cost an additional $9,125. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $56,475.

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 Q5 trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 3.0T 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 has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Audi Q5 4dr SUV has a supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Acura RDX Base trim is $33,872. The features would cost an additional $7,721. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $42,568.

The invoice of the Audi Q5 3.0T trim is $43,152. The features would cost an additional $8,487. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $52,589.

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 Q5 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 3.0T 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 Q5

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Acura RDX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,080
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $8,531
Model Year20172017
ModelRDXQ5
TrimBase3.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine279hp V6272hp V6
TransmissionT6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)410, 10505, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18235/55-19
Total Price$44,795$56,475
Adjustments for Features0-1,600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$44,795$54,875
Total Invoice$42,568$52,589
Adjustments for Features0-1,490
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$42,568$51,099

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Features Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172017
ModelRDXQ5
TrimBase3.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Heated / cooled cup holders, front row $75
Remote start$150 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Sunshades, second row $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Hill descent control $250
Lane departure warning system$200 
Lane keeping assist system$400 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rear cross-traffic detection$100 
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Aluminum roof rack $300
Rear seat pass-through $100
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
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
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Residual heat $50
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50 
USB port$100 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sport rocker panels (optional) $0
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights $75
Fog light, rear $100
Headlight washers $50
LED headlights$1000 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Manual recliner, second row seats $75
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100 
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Total Value of Features$8,090$9,690
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,600
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,490

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Specifications Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172017
ModelRDXQ5
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.7 in110.5 in
Length184.4 in182.6 in
Width73.7 in74.0 in
Height65.0 in65.2 in
Curb Weight3,902 lb.4,354 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.0 gal.19.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in57.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.7 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in56.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.3 in37.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
26.1 ft329.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
61.3 ft357.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura RDX

Advance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Remote start150No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Total Requested401562%
Total Not Requested250038%

Option Package Details
Audi Q5 3.0T

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Sunshades, second row125No
Heated / cooled cup holders, front row75No
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Electronic systems calibration selector200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 505W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested336575%
Total Not Requested110025%
Sport Interior Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Electronic systems calibration selector200No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested10015%
Total Not Requested55085%

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