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2020 Acura MDX VS. 2020 Audi Q5: An Interesting Comparison!

In 2020, Acura's two best-selling models, the MDX and RDX, were named the best 2020 family luxury vehicles by the Parents magazine with over 100,000 copies sold. The 2020 Acura MDX, North America's best-selling three-row luxury SUV, recently surpassed one million units sold and is Acura's best-selling model of all time.

Finally, both the Acura MDX and RDX are also leaders in the luxury segment as the second- and third-ranked SUVs in retail sales among buyers under 35 years of age since 2012. That's probably good news for the 2020 MDX, but to get a better idea of its characteristics, you should probably compare it to the 2020 Audi Q5. Acura Laval near Blainville, Sainte-Thérèse, Boisbriand, Terrebonne and Saint-Eustache has played the comparison game for you.

Acura MDX Or Audi Q5?

To begin with, these are two great SUVs packed with cutting-edge technology and 2020 worthy features, and so we start the comparison game on a level playing field.

 Under the hood

Under the hood of the 2020 MDX is a 3.5-litre i-VTEC V6 direct-injection engine with 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque and a Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD). This system is designed to sense road conditions and distribute up to 70 percent of the torque to the rear wheels. The sport hybrid version has a combined output of 321 horsepower and can count on three electric motors… yes, three electric motors!

As for the 2020 Audi Q5, the 45 TSFI version is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque; in its Plug-in Hybrid version, the data is fairly equivalent to that of the 2020 MDX.

 Road handling, fuel economy and resale value 

While the 2020 Audi Q5 can count on good road handling, a comfortable and luxurious interior, Acura's 2020 MDX boasts impeccable comfort, surprising fuel economy and excellent resale value.


In addition, the 2020 Acura MDX has a third row of seats, which Audi's 2020 Q5 doesn't, and this third row will obviously make a big difference during family adventures on the roads of Quebec and Canada. 


The 2020 MDX also has a high-end finish and the smallest details are impeccable, such as its blonde wood trim, head-up display hologram and triangular steering wheel. Multimedia outlets are located in the front and rear seat consoles of the vehicle.

➎ Innovation 

Going one step further, the 2020 MDX comes in several versions, each with its own innovative features, such as ventilated and heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and much more…

Even more spectacular, as Charles Jolicoeur notes: "The Acura MDX is a luxury mid-size SUV that can be purchased with your eyes closed."* Rarely has such a comment been written by such a seasoned automotive journalist. The same can't be said of the 2020 Q5.

All in all, both are good SUVs, but the MDX, with its resale value, three electric motors in its plug-in hybrid version, fuel economy and price, outperforms the 2020 Audi Q5, which doesn't offer as much. The result is no surprise: the 2020 Acura MDX surpasses its German rival.

Acura Laval: Extreme Quality and Impeccable Service!

Over the years, Acura Laval, near Saint-Eustache, Boisbriand, Terrebonne and just a few minutes from Montreal, has been able to rely on a customer service that far surpasses the competition thanks to a great team dedicated to offering you the best on the market.

With experienced advisers and technicians, you will benefit from superior quality throughout your customer experience at Acura Laval. It distinguishes itself by listening attentively to your needs, suggesting advantageous options, and guiding you in your choice of Acura vehicle. Don't wait any longer and come discover the full range of 2020 Acura vehicles today at Acura Laval!

* Le Guide de l'auto 2020, p. 117.

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