SUVs like the Audi Q3 and the Acura MDX come in all shapes and sizes. Drivers throughout Freehold, Monroe Township, and Jackson, NJ can find themselves doing a lot of research to find out which one they prefer. Let us handle the deep dives, and once you're familiar with the differences, you can take a test drive at Audi Freehold.

Interior Space

With the Audi Q3, you can choose between two trims, the Premium and Premium Plus, while the Acura MDX offers only one trim. In the front of the Q3, you get 39.6 inches of front head room. The Acura provides 38.1 inches of head room in the front.

When you skirt around to the back, open the Audi trunk. With every seat in the upright position, you can use 23.7 cubic feet of cargo volume. If you fold down the back seat, it spans 48 cubic feet. In the Acura, your trunk fits 15 cubic feet with all the seats upright. Once you fold the second row down, you still get less space at 38.4 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Audi Q3 vs Acura MDX Technology

When it comes to the Audi Q3 vs. Acura MDX, differences begin to appear when you compare the technology features in both. The Audi provides an available 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit behind the wheel and an optional 10.1-inch Audi MMI® touch response system with handwriting recognition and voice control. Only an optional 8-inch LED screen comes in the Acura.

As for audio systems, the Q3 can be upgraded with the Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System that includes 15 separate speakers for a surround-sound experience. At its best, the MDX offers an available 12-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio System.

Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot in your Q3 that accommodates up to eight devices. To keep your phone charged and boost the signal, use the available Audi phone box wireless charging system. Neither of these exist in the Acura.

Driver-Assist Features

When you first examine both vehicle's safeguards, you'll notice that they're very comparable in which systems they offer. Despite this, Audi shakes up the systems with available Park assist, which helps you to parallel park, and the optional traffic sign recognition. Again, neither one appears in the Acura.

Audi Q3 vs Acura MDX Performance

Right away, the Q3 makes differences apparent. It supplies you two choices, the 40 TFSI® and 45 TFSI® S line® 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. The MDX offers one engine. With the Audi, you get great gas mileage with an EPA-estimated 22 MPG City/30 MPG Highway.1 In the Acura, the fuel efficiency that you can achieve is an EPA-estimated 20 MPG City/27 MPG Highway.

The trustworthy quattro® all-wheel drive system comes standard in every Audi while you must select the available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ in the Acura.

To further manage your driving skills, the Q3 uses the Audi drive select, which includes five driving modes such as auto, comfort, dynamic, offroad, and individual. The Acura provides you with the Integrated Dynamics System that includes Comfort, Normal, and Sport.

Which Car Do You Prefer? Audi Q3 vs Acura MDX

Research comes easy when you outsource it to Audi Freehold! We hope you learned  enough about the differences between the Audi Q3 and the Acura MDX to make a decision. Freehold, Monroe Township, and Jackson car shoppers can schedule a test drive by contacting us online.

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Audi Freehold

3561 US Route 9
Directions Freehold, NJ 07728

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