Sometimes drivers want something special from their car. Obviously, drivers list safety and reliability as their top priorities when looking for a car. However, some drivers want cars that look fancy inside and out. If you are looking for a luxury compact SUV, you'd know that the Audi Q5 and the Acura RDX are among the most popular. Which car is better? Our team at Audi Wyoming Valley presents a 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Acura RDX comparison. Read on to find out who wins.


Audi improved the base engine for the 2018 Q5. The turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine produces 252 horsepower. The Acura RDX's standard engine is a 3.5L V6 engine with 279 horsepower. However, Acura doesn't come with another engine. You can upgrade the Audi's engine to twin-turbocharged 3.0L V^ with 354 horsepower. Go with the Audi if you want more power.

The Audi Q5 drives better than its rivals. The Q5 has the Audi Drive Select which allows the driver to select which drive mode to drive in based on the road and weather conditions. This system, along with the improved suspension, ensures comfortable driving in any situation. The Audi doesn't quite measure up to their features.


When you think of luxury cars, what do you think of? Leather seats come to mind. The Audi Q5 comes standard with leather seats, whereas the Acura RDX has the leather upholstery only as an upgrade.

Both SUVs have two rows that can seat a maximum of five people. The Q% is very roomy and comfortable. If needed, you can increase the legroom in the second row by sliding it back. Once again, the RDX comes up short and doesn't have this mobility.     

Check out our inventory of 2018 Audi Q5s online. If you live in the areas of Dallas, Clarks Summit, or Mountain Top, come visit our dealership. You will love the interior space and feel of the seats.

Technology Features

The Audi Q5 easily beats the Acura RDX with its infotainment system. The Q5's standard system has a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included. The Acura's standard touchscreen is only 5 inches and Apple and Android connectivity aren't included, not even as an upgrade.

An impressive standard safety feature by Audi is its Pre Sense Basic system. The system closes the windows, tightens seatbelts, and prepares the braking system once it detects a potential collision. Families will feel very secure inside the Q5. Learn more about the Audi's safety features and specifications by going to its website.

Drive the Audi Q5

When buying a luxury compact SUV, go for the best. In our 2018 Audi Q5 vs Acura RDX comparison, the Q5 clearly beats the RDX. The Q5 gives better performance with its engine upgrade. The plush standard leather seats and sliding back row mechanism are advantages the RDX doesn't have. The Audi's infotainment system outshines the Acura's.

At Audi Wyoming Valley, we service the areas of Dallas, Clarks Summit and Mountain Top, PA. If you live nearby, schedule a test drive with us today.

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Audi Wyoming Valley

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