When shopping for a new car, vehicle comparisons can be very helpful. Aside from aesthetics and styling, you should consider comfort, price, and available options. Here we will explore the comparison between the 2014 Acura RDX and the 2014 Audi Q5.
The 2014 Acura RDX has several standard features for the base model that are either non-existent or must be purchased additionally for the Q5. You may expect some of these features to be standard on any brand new car. The RDX, for example, comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, keyless ignition, iPod jack, and a power glass sunroof. Some of those are not even available on the Q5.
Under the Hood
Aside from features, there are several other advantages the 2014 Acura RDX has over the Audi. The RDX has a larger engine but still maintains the same fuel economy. The basic warranties are the same, but the RDX gives you an additional two years or 20,000 miles on their drivetrain warranty. The RDX is also roomier on the inside, meaning more comfort for you and your passengers. Vehicles are meant to be driven, so why would you want to feel cramped while doing so?
Those are the highlighted comparisons between the base models. There are several other features available standard on other models that the Q5 just does not offer on any of their models. Some of these features include a built-in hard drive and turn by turn navigation (also known as Destination Guidance).
Reviews of he 2014 Acura RDX
Also to be considered are the reviews of the vehicle. Things such as what others owners have to say about the vehicle, as well as expert reviewers, offer you great insight into what owning the vehicle will be like. The average consumer reviews for the 2014 Acura RDX, as reported by the car authority Edmunds.com, are 5 out of 5 stars. The Audi Q5 cannot boast the same, with their scores ranging from 3.8-4.8 stars.
Possibly the most important feature when car shopping, however, is the price. In most cases, options cost money and you get what you pay for. Even with standard features the Q5 doesn’t have, the RDX is still cheaper.
“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.”