2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Audi Q5

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Audi Q5
2021 Acura RDX 2021 Audi Q5
  272 261
Cargo Space *
  79.8 cu. ft. 53.1 cu. ft.
  Standard Optional
Drivetrain Warranty
  6 yr./70,000 mi. 4 yr./50,000 mi.

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Audi Q5

Serving Memphis, TN

As you get more familiar with the luxury crossovers on the market today, you may be debating between buying the RDX and the Q5. For the 2021 model year, the Acura RDX is the first crossover in the automaker’s lineup. Like the RDX, the Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover. Now, let’s explore how these two models differ.


Visually, the RDX and the Q5 stand far apart. The 2021 RDX has crisp, angled accents across the side doors and fenders. These are combined with LED headlights that have a jewel-like quality, solid definition across the nose, and a chrome-accented grille. The Audi Q5 for 2021, on the other hand, has a tall cabin that gives the model a traditional profile. This look is elevated by the Q5’s large grille and a single personality line that breaks up the smoothness of the side doors.


The contemporary, luxurious feel that flows throughout the 2021 RDX’s exterior is expressed inside the cabin as well. Several beautiful color combinations are available. The ambiance is elevated by a panoramic moonroof and high-end materials. Some of the exciting features in the RDX are an ELS Studio 3 audio system, a touch control pad, a wireless hotspot, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. In comparison, the traditional feel of the Q5’s exterior continues inside the cabin through a classic dashboard design and horizontal accents. This model has a floating infotainment system screen, a cube-like topper on the gear shifter, heated and powered seats, and a few other items.


The differences between the RDX and the Q5 continue through their safety technologies. For 2021, all RDX models come with the AcuraWatch™ suite. These features include collision mitigation braking, low-speed follow with adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. The Q5’s features are trim-dependent. Equipment that is available in some trim levels includes traffic jam assist, parking assist, and a rear monitor.

You can continue learning about the 2021 RDX during your upcoming visit to Acura of Memphis. Call ahead to make an appointment with our sales department.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.