2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Audi Q5

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2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Audi Q5 in Edmonton, AB

West Side Acura's new inventory is now home to the 2023 Acura RDX, an upscale and athletic SUV that hits the market with plenty of competition, including the new Audi Q5. Now that the new RDX has arrived, we thought we'd see how it fares against its Audi rival, and whether you reside in Edmonton, Beaumont, Leduc, or St. Albert, AB, you can find out how it stacks up below before visiting our Acura dealership to make the 2023 RDX yours.

2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Audi Q5 Design

The 2023 RDX gets the nod over the new Audi Q5 when it comes to style, as it boasts a bold, athletic exterior, while the Q5 is far more understated. Indeed, this new Acura SUV boasts sporty bodywork with attractive creases and lines, a bold Diamond Pentagon grille, Jewel Eye LED lighting, and sleek aluminum-alloy wheels. The 2023 Q5, by comparison, gets mature bodywork and an attractive front end of its own, but it fails to stand out next to the new RDX. On the inside, both these models offer various upscale materials and comforts, but the 2023 RDX's come at a more affordable price tag, with this Acura model offering climate-controlled and power-adjustable front seats, as well as Ultrasuede and leather-trimmed seating for a refined cabin experience.

2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Audi Q5 Performance

This year's Acura RDX is a joy to drive, as it boasts athletic handling, a 2.0L turbocharged engine with a whopping 272 horsepower, and a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while the 2023 Audi Q5's base engine trails far behind at 201 horsepower. Super Handling All-Wheel Drive sharpens the 2023 RDX's traction as needed, while its Integrated Dynamics System allows you to personalize your ride with several unique drive settings. While the 2023 Audi Q5 offers a reliable Quattro drive system of its own, it isn't nearly as engaging as the Acura RDX, as its driving dynamics leave much to be desired.

2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Audi Q5 Technology

While both these upscale SUVs come with infotainment displays of 10-plus inches, only the 2023 Acura RDX boasts a True Touchpad Interface for greater access to your important controls. An Acura Navigation System comes standard with Voice Recognition technology for easy, hassle-free commutes and travels, while wireless smartphone integration, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth capability, and a 16-speaker premium audio system are all standard fare in the new Acura RDX. The 2023 Audi Q5, by comparison, comes with a user-friendly infotainment system of its own, but you'll have to pay a heftier price than the 2023 RDX to enjoy it.

For more on the new Acura RDX, how it measures up against the competition, or to reserve a test drive, contact us at West Side Acura today.

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