2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Acura RDX: Head to Head

Audi Q5, Acura RDX
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RDX vs. Q5: Which of These Luxury Compact SUVs Is the Better Bet?

The Audi Q5 has been fully redesigned for this model year, reinforcing its position as one of the best vehicles in the class. As of this writing, the Q5 holds the top spot in our luxury compact SUV rankings. The Acura RDX is more of a value-oriented option, with an appealing base price and a generous list of standard features. However, the RDX does have some drawbacks, and as a result, it ranks in about the middle of its class.

If you’ve owned an Acura or an Audi vehicle, you probably won’t be too surprised by the results of this comparison. They are both good vehicles, but their strengths appeal to buyers with different priorities. And, if you’re looking for a new SUV and you’re cross-shopping these models, this comparison might help you clarify your own priorities.

Using U.S. News scoring data, we’ve put these two models head to head in the categories that small luxury SUV buyers care about most. Let’s see which of these luxury compact SUVs comes out on top.