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The 2018 Acura RDX vs the Audi Q5: the Clash of the Giants


You’re on the market for a performance and luxury SUV, but you don’t know which one to pick? You’re torn between the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Audi Q5, for example? Here are a few things to consider before making your pick.



Even in the luxury segment (that usually targets a very specific clientele), it’s an important factor to consider, and the 2018 Acura RDX wins in this regard with a base price 3,000 (US) $ inferior to its competitor.


This is often a difficult point to assess on new vehicles because they didn’t spend enough time on the road to build a history by definition. However, the 2018 RDX is fairly similar to the previous model that received a good grade in terms of reliability. The 2018 Audi Q5, on the opposite, has been entirely redesigned, which makes it a risky bet on this specific point. Plus, the Acura RDX comes with a far more comprehensive warranty.

Cabin Comfort

Both vehicles are large, luxurious and comfortable SUV, but the RDX stands out because of its more spacious rear rows, leather upholstery and heated front seats. The latter is only optional in the German SUV, making it even more expensive.


Unsurprisingly enough for those that know the Japanese manufacturer’s reputation and how it was earned, the 2018 Acura RDX clearly wins in this department and has several awards to support that. If safety features (stock and optional altogether) are fairly similar on both vehicles, the RDX’s rear camera is multi-angle, unlike the Q5’s, and it’s that kind of small details that make Acura the safest performance and luxury vehicles’ brand out there.

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Some will tell you that they find the Audi’s interior more appealing than the RDX’s, that it has a better road handling and that it drains a bit less fuel in specific conditions, but these subjective elements are barely enough to justify the higher price tag that comes with the German SUV. The 2018 Acura RDX is objectively the best choice, in our opinion. Acura Plus Blainville, your Acura car dealer from Blainville, near Laval, invites you to come see and try the 2018 Acura RDX, you won’t be disappointed!

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