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If you’re in need of a luxury SUV that has plenty of drive left in it for your Mount Vernon commute, we invite you to take a look at two of the most popular models in recent years. The 2019 Audi Q5 and Acura RDX are sure to impress even the most discerning drivers. Each presents its own luxury ride, however, only one delivers the power, space, and features you’re looking for in your next SUV. Compare the 2019 Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX to see which you like best, then shop our pre-owned luxury inventory at Victory Mitsubishi.

2019 Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX

2019 Audi Q5


2019 Acura RDX
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
7-speed dual-clutch


10-speed automatic
All-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive
53.1 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

58.9 cubic feet
4,400 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
22 city / 27 highway mpg

Fuel Economy

22 city / 28 highway mpg

RDX vs. Q5: Towing Capacity 

One area that is sure to make your life easier is the hefty towing power offered by these two luxury SUVs. The Acura RDX only offers drivers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, while the Audi Q5 enables you to safely haul up to 4,400 pounds with ease when properly equipped with the right towing gear. This makes the 2019 Q5 more suitable for tough tasks on and off the job site. 

RDX vs. Q5: Performance Specs

The performance prowess displayed by the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 on New Rochelle roads is almost identical thanks to similar engine configurations and fuel economy ratings. There are some differences to note, such as the stronger horsepower and torque specs of the RDX and its larger transmission compared to the Q5. The Audi Q5 does offer standard all-wheel drive, while the RDX features front-wheel-drive support. However, you can opt for RDX packages with the brand’s available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system. Take a look at the base specs for the 2019 Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX: 


Acura RDX Specs

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


Audi Q5 specs

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 7-speed dual clutch transmission
  • 248 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 city / 27 highway mpg

RDX vs. Q5: Interior Space and Features

Just as both the RDX and Q5 offer their own performance advantages on Mount Vernon roads, they also come with their own distinct luxury five-passenger cabins. To assist with errands around town or trips on the open road, utilize up to 53.1 cubic feet of cargo room in the Audi Q5, and up to 58.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space when you opt for the RDX. Each luxury SUV provides its own set of advanced technology and safety features, as well as interior upgrades to make your next ride feel all your own. Some of the standout interior features in the RDX and Q5 include:

Acura RDX Interior Features

  • Integrated Dynamics System (IDS)
  • AcuraWatch™ 
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • 60/40 folding rear seatback
  • Dark Brushed Aluminum or Natural Olive Ash Burl wood trim
  • Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio System 
  • Front 16-way power seats with power lumbar support/thigh extension/side bolsters
  • Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Soft, full-grain perforated Milano premium leather with contrast stitching

Audi Q5 Interior Features

  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • 12.3-inch instrument display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Dark Brown Walnut wood inlays
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Rear view camera
  • LED interior lighting 

Bring Home the Right Luxury Car for You at Victory Mitsubishi

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare these two stellar luxury models, take a spin in your favorite at Victory Mitsubishi. Learn more about Audi’s lineup of stellar high-end sedans and SUVs at Victory Mitsubishi, or see how you can save on more pre-owned models with our used vehicle specials and national incentives. If you have any questions, our sales team is here to help, or you can value your trade-in online to save more on your next vehicle purchase. Contact us today for more information on the used Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX, or visit our dealership in Bronx!

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