Comparison - Audi RS Q3 2020 - vs - Acura MDX Type S 2022

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
57,600
Updated: 
05 Jul 2020
$
66,700
Updated: 
17 Jun 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8D919A
Tiger Eye Pearl
#AE6C16
Platinum White Pearl
#F4F4F4
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Apex Blue Pearl
#022A72
Liquid Carbon Metallic
#666770
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

Fully redesigned for 2022.

Pros
Comfortable cabin and ample cargo space
Balances sporty handling with a relaxed ride
Generous array of features and driver aids for the money
Quick acceleration from the Type S model

Cons
Standard engine can be noisy and lacks the power of turbocharged rivals
Infotainment touchpad requires a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

Acura redesigned the MDX for 2022, skipping the 2021 model year. The new SUV shares its styling and technology with the recently revamped RDX and TLX models.

Pros
Sharp styling,
surprisingly nimble chassis,
high-tech cabin.

Cons
Tight third row passenger space,
mediocre fuel economy ratings,
fussy infotainment touchpad.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
24
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 5 850rpm
354ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 7 000rpm
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
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: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
front and rear sensors
Privacy glass – dark tinted rear and rear side windows
360 degree cameras
Progressive steering
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Sun Sensor
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.40in
198.40in
Width: 
79.60in
78.40in
Height: 
61.20in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
Front Track: 
62.50in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
38.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
59.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
61.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.70in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
18.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3780.00lbs
4741.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Privacy glass
Electric rear tailgate
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear seat bench with adjustable length and backrest angle
40:20:40 split folding and rear centre armrest with cup holder
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
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
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
1 Subwoofer(S)
16 Total Speakers
710 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
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: 
21"
21 X 9.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Puncture-Sealing Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
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
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: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, Premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0F0F0F
Orchid/Black, Premium leather/sueded microfiber
#BAB5AE
Red, Premium leather/sueded microfiber
#A02720