2020 RDX vs. 2020 Audi Q5– New Hampshire

2020 RDX vs. 2020 Audi Q5

If you are looking to upgrade to a compact luxury SUV, you will be choosing from vehicles like the Acura RDX and Audi Q5. To help you with that decision, we are going to compare these two compact SUVs. Below, we will look at the exterior, performance and engine options, interior and technology, and the safety of the 2020 Acura RDX and the 2020 Audi Q5. Check it out!


The 2020 Acura RDX has a beautiful and functional exterior. This vehicle has a dynamically shaped body for improved aerodynamics and to give you a great style. This vehicle has a Diamond Pentagon grille, LED tail lights, round dual exhaust, and more to give you a great look and the function you need.

The 2020 Audio Q5 starts with great features and style up front with a distinctive front grille, available full LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and a sporty design. You also have LED taillights with dynamic turn signals and a hands-free power liftgate on the back. This vehicle even has available upgrades like the Black optic package that gives you black exterior trim, black window trim, Matte Black roof rails, and more.

Performance and Engine Options

Next, let’s look at how both of these vehicles perform for you. We will check out what is under the hood and the type of performance you get with each engine.

The 2020 Acura RDX is home to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission to give you quick shifts. As for horsepower, this engine produces 272-horsepower, so it has plenty of power to take on your daily life. This vehicle also gives you responsive handling and powerful brakes. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Acura, but you can also upgrade to Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system to give you better traction in different weather conditions.

The Audi Q5 can be found with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. You can get 248-horsepower from this engine, which gives you the ability to accelerate quickly. This vehicle also handles well to give you smooth turning and an overall comfortable ride. There are also five different driving modes in the 2020 Q5 to alter driving dynamics. This vehicle also comes standard with the Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system.

Interior and Technology

Both of these vehicles also offer you a lot of features in their compact frames. The Acura RDX seats up to five people on standard synthetic leather upholstery. You also get heated front seats and 12-way power-adjustable front seats standard. You can upgrade your interior to add features for additional comfort like 16-way adjustable front seats, Milano leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats. This vehicle also offers you good cargo space with 29.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 58.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

When it comes to technology, the 2020 RDX offers you a lot of great standard and available features. Standard on the Acura, you can find a nine-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Acura’s 10.2-inch True Touchpad interface, and satellite radio. You also get standard features like a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, and the AcuraLink telematics system. The AcuraLink system can allow you to remotely lock, unlock, or start your vehicle. The other connective technology, like Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Siri Eyes Free, can give you access to your smartphone hands-free. The Wi-Fi hotspot is a great addition because it can give you a mobile office, or it can keep your passengers entertained on a long drive.

There are also some available features that you can add to your 2020 RDX. These features include a navigation system, two more USB ports, a head-up display, a 16-speaker ELS audio system, and GPS-linked climate control.

Now, let’s look at the 2020 Audi Q5 interior and the technology that this vehicle offers you. The Audi Q5 also has seating for five. It comes standard with heated front seats, leather upholstery, and power-adjustable front seats. If you want to upgrade your interior, you have choices like Alcantara leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and front sport seats. Cargo space in the Q5 is 25.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 53.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Standard technology features in the Audi Q5 include an infotainment system, a 7-inch display, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 10-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth. However, you have to pay more to get additional features. These additional features include wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, a 19-speaker premium audio system, and an 8.3-inch infotainment display.


Safety is another important consideration with upgrading to a new vehicle. There are a lot of advanced safety features, but certain vehicles offer more of these than others. Check out the safety features found in the 2020 RDX and the 2020 Q5 below.

The 2020 RDX gives you a lot of standard safety features. These standard features include forward collision warning, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward automatic emergency braking, and road departure mitigation. You can also upgrade to add features like blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.

The Audi Q5 also offers you a few standard safety features. These standard features include a rearview camera, Audi Pre Sense Basic, and Audi Pre Sense City. These pre sense features help to alert you to imminent collisions or pedestrians in your path.

To get other safety features, you need to upgrade your vehicle. You can upgrade to get features like parking sensors, a head-up display, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, and blind spot monitoring.

As you can see, both of these vehicles have a lot to offer in terms of safety features and everything else. The 2020 Acura RDX and the 2020 Audi Q5 are both capable and luxurious compact SUVs. If you have any questions about the 2020 Acura RDX and what this vehicle offers you, you can reach out to us at Sunnyside Acura.

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