2014 Audi Q5 vs. 2014 Acura RDX

Have You Had Your Eye on a 2014 Audi Q5 Around Kentucky?

You wouldn’t be the first person to tell us you’ve been looking around for a luxury crossover and spotted the 2014 Audi Q5. It’s the latest in a long line of popular luxury models, giving you an even wider selection of crossovers to choose from when you’re looking for your next family vehicle.

There are many different reasons why drivers are compelled to check out the Q5; here are a few common ones:

  • 28 mpg highway fuel economy*
  • A 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 48-month/50,0000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Versatile cargo storage space, holding up to 57.3 cubic feet

Not only is the Q5 luxurious and powerful, but it’s reliable too. That warranty coverage makes sure you’ll not have to worry about costly repairs for some time. It’s why we understand drivers choosing the Audi, but if you’re a Kentucky driver concerned about getting the most for your money, we recommend the 2014 Acura RDX. First of all, the RDX starts at only $34,520 (MSRP),** offering savings out the gate over the Q5’s $37,300 cost.

Audi’s engine isn’t bad, and its 28 mpg fuel economy is worth noting. Of course, the RDX with its 6-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg* too, yet the Acura engine also gets up to 273 hp, compared to the Audi’s 220 hp. And while Audi’s warranty isn’t bad, Acura covers the powertrain of the RDX for 72 months or 70,000 miles.

Finally, when it comes to versatility, you’ll have a hard time beating the RDX. The Q5’s 57.3 cubic feet storage space falls short of the RDX at 61.3 cubic feet. And then there are the standard features of the RDX, which you will need to upgrade the Audi for if they are even available:

  • Power moonroof
  • Rearview camera system
  • Memory settings for power adjustable features
  • MP3 player input

See the differences between the 2014 RDX and the Audi Q5 for yourself:

*Based on 2014 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.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.