2014 Audi Q5 vs. 2014 Acura RDX

Are You Looking for the 2014 Audi Q5 in the Metro Detroit Area?

If you’re looking around for a 2014 Audi Q5 in Metro Detroit, you’re far from alone. The Q5 is just the latest in Audi’s luxury crossover efforts, and while there are quite a few different options to choose from, some particular features make the Q5 attractive to area drivers, like

  • Powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • Impressive 28 mpg highway fuel economy
  • Powertrain warranty covering 48 months / 50,000 miles
  • Versatile maximum cargo volume (57.3 cubic feet of storage)

Drivers in the luxury crossover bracket tend to want style, power, and reliability in their vehicles, though, and while the Q5 sure is intriguing, we think that many drivers would benefit from the 2014 Acura RDX. Priced at only $34,520 (MSRP),** the Acura RDX offers savings over the Q5’s $37,300 price tag.

While the Audi powertrain does offer decent fuel economy, it’s the same as the RDX provides with its 6-speed automatic transmission (an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg),* but Acura earns that fuel economy while giving you 273 hp to the Audi’s 220 hp. The Acura powertrain also comes paired with paddle shifters for added convenience.

If that’s not enough, Acura also gives drivers warranty coverage for 72 months or 70,000 miles, but Audi only covers their engine for 48 months or 50,000 miles.

Though the Q5 is versatile with its 57.3 cubic feet of storage space, the RDX has a maximum cargo volume of 61.3 cubic feet. And then there are the standard features on the RDX that Audi required an upgrade for. Here are just some of them:

  • Memory adjustable components (mirrors, seats, and more)
  • Power moonroof
  • Rearview camera system
  • MP3 player input

See the differences between these vehicles below and decide for yourself. Then visit a Metro Detroit Acura Dealer to take a 2014 Acura RDX for a test drive.

*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.