2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5

2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Audi Q5
2021 Acura RDX


2021 Audi Q5
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
10-speed automatic


7-speed dual-clutch
79.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

53.1 cubic feet
$38,400 MSRP*

Starting Price

$43,300 MSRP
22 city / 28 highway mpg**

Fuel Economy

23 city / 28 highway mpg

There are many different luxury SUVs you can find for yourKyle and Buda travels, although you may already be interested in top options like the 2021 Acura RDX or Audi Q5. While you’ll find unique performance capabilities and features offered in each, only one comes at a lower price you’ll love. Discover which you’ll bring home when you take a look at the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5, and then shop our inventory at Sterling Acura of Austin. 

Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5: Price and Available Trim Levels

When you look at pricing between the RDX vs. Audi Q5, you’ll already notice the better value for the Acura SUV as the 2021 Acura RDX Standard Package FWD has a competitive $38,400 MSRP*. If you’re interested in the Audi Q5 lineup you’ll have to stretch your budget a bit further to meet its higher base $43,300 MSRP. The RDX price enables you to consider higher trim packages or invest in OEM parts and accessories to make it all your own. 

Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5: Performance Specs

Another way to compare the RDX vs. Q5 is their performance on Buda roads, which is supported by similar base turbocharged engines in both SUVs. The RDX does take the lead by delivering a better automatic transmission and stronger horsepower and torque. Both SUVs also come with nearly identical mpg ratings, and the RDX enables you to upgrade your drivetrain system to the brand’s own Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. See the specs of the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 below:

Acura RDX FWD Specs

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission 
  • 272 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 city / 28 highway mpg**

Audi Q5 AWD specs

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 7-speed dual clutch transmission
  • 261 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 city / 28 highway mpg

Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5: Interior Space and Technology

One last major distinction you’ll want to make with the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 is finding which SUV offers you more storage room. Both the RDX and Q5 come with fold-down second-row seating but the RDX comes with 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space while there’s only 53.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the Audi Q5. The RDX cabin goes to the extra mile to offer other distinct cabin features including:

  • Noise cancellation tech
  • Acura/ELS Studio 3D® premium audio system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Standard front heated seats
  • True Touchpad Interface™ 
  • Remote vehicle starter

Find a New Acura RDX for Sale at Sterling Acura of Austin

Once you’ve had the chance to review our breakdown of the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5, see which Acura SUV package is right for you on San Marcos roads. Lease or finance a new Acura RDX for sale from Sterling Acura of Austin and discover more incredible savings on your next purchase when you shop our selection of national offers and incentives. You can speak with our sales team who can answer your questions or you can find more helpful Acura comparisons. Contact us today for more details on the 2021 RDX vs. Q5, and set up a test drive in Austin!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2021 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.

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