Shopping for your next new compact luxury SUV? In this 2019 Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX comparison, we want to help you see your most compelling options up close. Which crossover is best suited to you? You'll need to read on to find out!

At Audi Hilton Head, we want to provide Savannah, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island drivers with all the information they need to make a sound choice. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop us a line. 

Q5 vs RDX: Performance Specs

What's under the hoods of the Q5 and RDX? Both SUVs come standard with turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. They produce upwards of 270 lb-ft of torque each, so you can expect an instant boost of acceleration when you need it.

In the Audi SUV, quattro® all-wheel drive (AWD) comes standard, so you can enjoy intelligent traction no matter what comes your way. The RDX offers available AWD, but you'll need to upgrade from the standard front-wheel drive if you want to experience it.

Looking for a smooth, comfortable ride? Test drivers have found that both these SUVs deliver, soaking up imperfections on the road with fine-tuned suspensions.

Cabin Comforts: Interior Features

With top-notch materials and plenty of space, the cabins of the Audi Q5 and Acura RDX are comfortable and pleasing to the eye. With roughly 38 inches of rear legroom in both vehicles, adults will have no issue taking the backseat. Rear headroom is also plentiful, with 38 inches in the RDX and 39.3 inches in the Audi SUV.

The RDX offers available Milano leather seats, perforated for breathability and highly attractive. However, you'll need to upgrade beyond the standard imitation leather seats to experience that quality in the Acura SUV. In the Q5, on the other hand, leather seats come standard.

Advanced Technology Features

The Q5 and RDX go all out as far as technology. With the Audi MMI® and Acura infotainment systems, you can use apps with standard Apple CarPlay™, enjoy mobile hotspot capability, and find your destination with turn-by-turn navigation directions.

When you're ready to listen to your music on high blast, the RDX offers an available 12- or 16-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Sound System for crisp, clear tunes.

However, it's hard to beat the multidimensional acoustics of the 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen® premium sound system in the Q5. The speakers even include LED accent lighting for a sleek and stylish look!

Audi Q5 vs Acura RDX: Which Will You Choose?

So, now that you've read our Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX comparison, which ride stands out to you? Each compact luxury SUV brings something unique to the table, and you'll find interesting features all around.

However, for standard AWD, leather seating, and premium audio, the Audi Q5 makes its mark in the right ways. Want to experience it for yourself? If so, then schedule a test drive here at Audi Hilton Head, your dealer proudly serving Savannah, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island!

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