2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Audi Q5

Image comparing 2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Audi Q5, exterior view
2021 Acura RDX


2021 Audi Q5

Starting MSRP

272 @ 6,500 rpm


261 @ 5,000 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm


273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
79.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

54.1 cubic feet
42.0 inches

Front Legroom


Are you thinking about getting the new Acura RDX for your San Diego commute? Perhaps you’re wondering how it stacks up against the competition, including the Audi Q5. If you’re having your own RDX vs. Q5 debate, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a detailed, side-by-side 2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 comparison below. We think you’ll see that the Acura RDX wins, hands-down.



2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 – Cost

The Acura RDX is a far better deal than the Audi Q5, coming in with a starting MSRP that is several thousand dollars lower. That is surprising, considering how much more you get with the Acura RDX. And, you can save even more when you take advantage of ourRDX lease specials. Here are the starting prices for each vehicle:

RDX vs. Q5– Starting Price

  • 2021 Acura RDX – $38,400 MSRP*
  • 2021 Audi Q5 – $43,300 MSRP


2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 – Horsepower and Torque

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient SUV with enough power to revitalize your drives in National City, the Acura RDX is your car. Both the RDX and the Q5 feature 4-cylinder base engines, but the Acura RDX delivers significantly more horsepower and torque than the Audi Q5:

RDX vs. Q5– Engine Specs

2021 Acura RDX

  • Horsepower – 272 @ 6,500 rpm
  • Torque – 280 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

2021 Audi Q5

  • Horsepower – 261 @ 5,000 rpm
  • Torque – 273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm


2021 RDX vs. Q5 – Passenger & Cargo Space

Load up your entire family along with the groceries, band instruments, and soccer gear. You’ll have plenty of room for it in the new Acura RDX, which has significantly more cargo space and legroom than the Audi Q5. Here are the dimensions:

RDX vs. Q5 – Interior Dimensions

2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5– Maximum Cargo Space

  • 2021 Acura RDX – 79.8 cubic feet
  • 2021 Audi Q5 – 32.7 cubic feet

2021 Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5– Front Legroom

  • 2021 Acura RDX – 42.0 inches
  • 2021 Audi Q5 – 40.9 inches
2021 Acura MDX cargo space


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*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.


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