2019 Acura RDX copy

2019 Acura RDX

2019 Audi Q5 copy

2019 Audi Q5

2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Audi Q5

When you’re ready to start shopping for a family-friendly SUV in the Asheville area, you’ll want to compare the 2019 Acura RDX and the 2019 Audi Q5. Both offer affordable pricing, but the RDX proves to be the smarter choice for your budget. Take a look at our Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5 comparison to see which SUV makes the most sense for you.

2019 Acura RDX


2019 Audi Q5

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
272 hp


248 hp
280 lb-ft


273 lb-ft
79.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

53.1 cubic feet

Noise Cancelling Technology

Not Available

Heated Front Seats


Price and Performance

  • 2019 Acura RDX: The RDX starts at $37,300 MSRP* and runs on a standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It offers standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.
  • 2019 Audi Q5: The Q5 starts at $42,950 MSRP and is equipped with a standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. It only offers all-wheel drive.

Interior Space and Technology

The Acura RDX offers up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space for groceries, equipment, or luggage. That provides you with more storage space than the 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the Audi Q5. The Acura SUV also provides certain features that you won’t find on the Audi Q5, including:

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

Safety Features

Advanced safety is essential in a new SUV for families driving around the Hendersonville-area, and both the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 provide features like:

  • Collision mitigation braking systems
  • Responsive AWD
  • Rearview cameras
  • Blind spot warning systems

Ultimately, though, the Acura RDX offers more when you want to upgrade for a more affordable price when you compare the RDX vs Q5 safety features.

Test Drive the Acura RDX at Apple Tree Acura

Now that we’ve compared RDX vs. Q5, you can see that the Acura SUV is not only the more affordable option, but it also provides you with more options, power, and interior and safety features. Be sure to take a look at our inventory of used Acura SUVs for sale and more to find what suits you best. Contact us online to learn more about the Acura RDX, or bring the whole family along to test drive the RDX around Fletcher.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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