Comparison - Acura RDX A-Spec 2020 - vs - Audi RS Q3 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
44,000
Updated: 
03 Jul 2020
$
57,600
Updated: 
05 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Modern Steel Metallic
#494a4c
Majestic Black Pearl
#1c252d
Performance Red Pearl
#971c30
Platinum White Pearl
#f4f4f4
Apex Blue Pearl
#022a72
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8d919a
Color: 
Nardo grey
#625E6F
Pulse orange
#D5484A
Turbo blue
#0C81DC
Kyalami green
#007544
Glacier white, metallic
#EAEAEC
Tango red, metallic
#8F1828
Mythos black, metallic
#000000
Daytona grey, pearl effect
#38414F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.

Pros
Good looks
Powerful turbo-4
Classy interior design
Impressive AWD system
Priced right

Cons
Convoluted controls
Rear seat could be better
So-so fuel economy
Rivals offer more cachet

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Acura RDX ranked #2 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Balanced ride
Good fuel efficiency
Plenty of technology features
Lots of cabin space

Cons
Non-intuitive infotainment system
No engine upgrades available

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Acura RDX comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.No significant changes this year.Part of the third RDX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Sharp steering and handling
Well-trimmed cabin
Lots of available tech for much less than competitors

Cons
No choice of powertrain
Options are bundled solely into packages
Overall performance lags behind competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

A unique turbocharged five-cylinder engine with nearly 400 horses makes the redesigned-for-2020 RS Q3 an exotic performance SUV that we can't buy.

Pros
Gutsy power delivery,
quirky five-cylinder sound,
impressively neutral handling for an SUV.

Cons
The U.S. still can't have it,
AMG and Porsche both offer more power in their competitors.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The RS Q3 might be exceedingly fast in a straight line, but it just isn’t that much fun. Numb steering and a tendency to wash wide at the front count against it, while many will find its ride a bit too firm for their liking. For this money, the Porsche Macan S feels plusher and is more enjoyable to drive, even if it isn’t as fast.

Pros
Fast
Well-equipped
Sounds good

Cons
Stiff ride
Not that much fun
Interior doesn’t feel that luxurious for a £50k SUV

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
20
Cylinders: 
4
inline
5
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
354ft-lbs
at 5 850rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 6 500rpm
400hp
at 7 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
front and rear sensors
Privacy glass – dark tinted rear and rear side windows
360 degree cameras
Progressive steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.70in
177.40in
Width: 
74.80in
79.60in
Height: 
65.70in
61.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
62.50in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
62.30in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
105.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
56.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.00in
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
57.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4015.00lbs
3780.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
power steering
Privacy glass
Electric rear tailgate

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
premium leather/sueded microfiber
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Electric seats for driver and front passenger including adjustment of seat height, fore/aft position, seat angle and backrest angle
4-way electric lumbar support
RS sport seats at front with integrated head restraints in fine Nappa leather with honeycomb stitching
RS embossing; upper sections of the seat side bolsters in Alcantara
Interior elements in black Alcantara – trim on the decorative surface of the dashboard, and on the door armrests
Heated front seats; adjustable in three stages
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear seat bench with adjustable length and backrest angle
40:20:40 split folding and rear centre armrest with cup holder

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
RS sport suspension - electronically controlled adaption of the dampers to different driving situations; dynamic or comfortoriented characteristics can be changed via the Audi drive select system

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
3-zone climate control – separately adjustable temperature and air distribution settings for front left and right-hand sides and rear
Auto dimming interior mirror, frameless
Aluminium look in the interior – mirror adjustment switch, on the window control switches, the control buttons for the parking brake and on door strips

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
16 total speakers
speed sensitive volume control
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
710 watts stereo output
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Online traffic information with hazard alert
Destination entry via myAudi or Google Maps
Wi-Fi hotspot
Google services
Audi virtual cockpit plus – fully digital configurable instrument cluster with 12.3 inch high resolution colour display. Featuring RS-specific design and RS menu with power/torque display, G meter and lap timer
Audi smartphone interface – connects to Apply CarPlay and Anrdoid Auto via USB to access approved apps via the MMI interface; includes wireless Apple CarPlay
Audi music interface – 2 USB interfaces (1 USB type A and 1 USB type C interface) in front with charging and data transfer functionality. Also includes 2 USB interfaces (type C) in the rear with charging function
Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System – surround sound reproduction via 15 high-performance loudspeakers including subwoofer; 16-channel amplifier with a total output of 680 watts

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
LED-Illuminated Dragon Tail Taillights, Brakelights, Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals, Rear License and Center High Mount Stop Light
Heated Side Mirrors
Headlight washer system
Dynamic indicators at front and rear, turning light, all-weather light, manoeuvring light, motorway light and automatic-dynamic headlight range control
Roof rails in black
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0 in.
21"
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Seat belt reminders for all passengers
Seat belts with pre-tensioners at front and outer rear
ABS, ASR, EDL and Brake Assist
Electromechanical parking brake
Hill hold assist
Hill descent control
Lane departure warning – with lane keeping assist
Lane change warning – warns the driver of a potential hazard when changing lanes
multifunction camera

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0f0f0f
Red, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#9f3036
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