In comparing the 2018 Acura RDX's and the 2018 Audi Q5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2018 Audi Q5 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Acura RDX's and the 2018 Audi Q5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Acura RDX is a better car than the 2018 Audi Q5.
2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Pricing
A used 2018 Acura RDX ranges from $19,114 to $29,998 while a used 2018 Audi Q5 is priced between $19,999 to $31,999.
2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Acura RDX loses 49.3 percent of its value and the 2018 Audi Q5 loses 50.8 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Acura RDX retains 1.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Audi Q5.
2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura RDX is 8.8 out of 10 while the Audi Q5's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Acura RDX being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Audi Q5 being ranked 6 out of 29. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the Acura RDX is ranked 3 and the Audi Q5 is ranked 14. The Acura RDX is also ranked 4 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Audi Q5 is ranked 18 out of 67.
2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura RDX is 8.6 out of 10. For the Audi Q5 the reliability rating is 7.8 out of 10. This gives the Acura RDX a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi Q5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Acura RDX’s base engine makes 279 horsepower, and the 2018 Audi Q5 base engine makes 252 horsepower. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The Q5 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. This gives the 2018 Audi Q5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Acura RDX. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Audi Q5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.