2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Acura RLX

Owning a new car will always require some careful thought thinking of how much money you will have to spend on it. Yes, there are a lot of car models to choose from out there. But then again, you cannot just settle for the names behind those cars that you see. It will be a good start to read comparisons about the cars that you have in mind. In case the 2018 Audi S5 and 2018 Acura RLX pops up your list, then you can read this.

Design & Style

Your first stop when comparing cars is to look at how the cars have been designed. In the case of the 2018 Audi A5, you will appreciate the lines that match the body of this car. The exterior is more than just stunning. It has all the makings of an impeccable car that promises solidity in overall construction. Inside the cabin, the quality of materials are excellent as well. Do not forget that the ride promises comfort too.

Meanwhile, the 2018 Acura RLX is also filled with features that are distinctive to this car brand. However, we have to point out that it does not have the same style and design promised by the A5. There is something it lacks in every aspect. The overall look, in general, will disappoint you rather than impress you.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology and safety, you will again be impressed with what the 2018 Audi A5 can offer. It may have not included an MMI infotainment system in this new car model but just the same, you will love the previous infotainment system for its reliability. Controls are so easy to use and works flawlessly with other technologies. Safety wise, you will enjoy the likes of lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control among its list of features.

On the other hand, the 2018 Acura RLX is seen to have made an effort to provide technology and safety features that are worth taking note of. The 14-speaker audio system can wow you but wait until you use it in order to find out what it still lacks. The dual-screen is not even well-suited for this car. It lacks the more advanced safety aids that the A5 offers.


Under the 2018 Audi A5's hood, you will find a reliable four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that is capable of providing it the power it needs for a result of 252 horsepower and 273lb-ft of torque. As for the w2018 Acura RLX, a bigger V6 engine with a 3.5-liter capacity results to 310 horsepower and 272lb-ft of torque. Despite these numbers, it has a noisy engine that can irritate your ears.

The Bottom Line

There are a lot of reasons to go for the 2018 Audi A5 over the 2018 Acura RLX. It is definitely an impressive car that is more than just what you are looking for.

Ready to Schedule an Audi A5 Test Drive Today?

If you want to find out why we are so proud of the 2018 Audi A5, why not come and test drive this outstanding car with us at Classic Audi. You will find us at Eastchester New York serving the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or you may also book your A5 test drive appointment in advance.


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