2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Audi Q5

Discerning drivers are sure to love the 2017 Acura RDX. Between a competitive price tag, extensive warranty coverage, enhanced safety, and ample space, this model truly excels. In fact, it bests the 2017 Audi Q5 in these areas and more. Find out how the Acura RDX fares when placed head-to-head with the Audi Q5, and then plan a trip to Acura of Chattanooga to get behind the wheel of this superior model.


Just because you’re buying a luxury model doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank, and the 2017 Acura RDX is proof.

  • 2017 Acura RDX: MSRP from $35,5701
  • 2017 Audi Q5: MSRP from $40,900

Warranty Coverage

Making sure your vehicle runs smoothly for years to come is important, which is why the fact that the 2017 Acura RDX has a longer powertrain warranty than the 2017 Audi Q5 is so crucial. The Acura RDX has a powertrain warranty that lasts for 72 months or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first, whereas the Audi Q5’s powertrain warranty runs out after 48 months or 50,000 miles. For better protection, the 2017 Acura RDX has more to offer, and buying this model will result in less stress down the road.


Safety is an ultimate priority for the majority of drivers, and as such, the 2017 Acura RDX is a better choice than the 2017 Audi Q5. The Acura model received five stars out of five from the National Highway Traffic Administration2 in its front driver crash test, as well as five stars in the rollover crash test. The Audi model, on the other hand, managed only four stars in the same categories. It makes more sense, then, to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Acura RDX if you want a sense of security on the road.


When you need more space, the 2017 Acura RDX again will serve you better. When you fold the rear seats flat, you can expect 61.3 cubic feet to load up your cargo. And passengers will have plenty of room to stretch out, thanks to 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. Compare those figures to the 2017 Audi Q5’s at 57.3 cubic feet for cargo and 101.5 cubic feet for passengers, and the choice is clear.

Pick the 2017 Acura RDX at Acura of Chattanooga

The 2017 Acura RDX wins outright in several categories when compared to the competition, but will it win you over? There’s only one way to find out—make your way from Nashville or Knoxville to Acura of Chattanooga, located at 2131 Chapman Rd. in Chattanooga, TN, and we’re easy to reach if you need more information before visiting!

1Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

2Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.