Watch 2021 Acura RDX A Spec race 2021 Audi Q5 Sline. Drag Race!

Watch 2021 Acura RDX A Spec destroy 2021 Audi Q5 Sline in a drag race.


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Comments 

  1. Chris Holmes

    Chris Holmes

    5 months ago

    Sam great video. As always you’re on to something here where you bring the working class comparisons that people want to see. Sure everyone loves a Super Car match up, but to see what every day drivers have in their respective driveway pitted against each other is entertaining as well. Considering there is little to no drag races on ACURA between the Q5 and RDX. Certainly makes for good water cooler conversation. Well done brother. Keep them coming!

    • Christian Nostalgia

      Christian Nostalgia

      19 days ago

      @Bill Hey stranger! (If it’s too long check out NeedGod.net) I come in love, I am no better than anyone here, please hear me out. Jesus did not come to save good religious people but the broken, lost, the outcast, sinners. You are valuable, not the product of nothing. “Atheism is senseless. I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.” - (Isaac Newton, scientist) You don’t have to try to earn God’s love or try to work your way to Heaven. We already broke God’s laws, whether we have lied or sworn, looked with lust, hated, and so on, and like a just judge, God must justly punish criminals in Hell... but there is good news. Let’s say you break a speeding law, 500$ fine, all of a sudden someone pays it, nothing remains left for you to pay. So if someone perfect would be willing to take all of your Hell punishment and give you their perfect record you can justly go to Heaven because someone paid your fine. God in His love despite our hatred toward Him, made a way for sinners to be forgiven without violating justice. He took on flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He lived the sinless life we coudnt, and then offered Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for sin. Jesus took the wrath of God you and I deserved, then rose from the dead! If someone takes your Hell punishment then you can go to Heaven! Jesus did all the work, no amount of good works can save you. God calls you to turn to Him through faith in Jesus alone for salvation. “The evidence for the life, death, and the resurrection of Christ is better authenticated than most of the facts of ancient history.” (E. M, Professor of Classics at Auckland University) come to repent (from unbelief to belief) through trusting alone in Him leading to a new transformed life. Evidence one has truly trusted in Jesus is they won’t want to sin anymore and will obey out of gratitude.

    • Shawon R

      Shawon R

      2 months ago

      agree, i love these type of comparisons because then i know who i can handle on the road in day to day driving lol

    • Bill

      Bill

      5 months ago

      I totally agree! 👍

    • Sam CarLegion

      Sam CarLegion

      5 months ago

      Thanks again for coming Chris, I had a blast.

  2. David Kuhn

    David Kuhn

    15 days ago

    Why do we “have to see which one is fastest”?

  3. vince vaughan

    vince vaughan

    15 days ago

    Really guys he did a good job? How do you know both pArties are applying the accelerators with the same pressure,a nd same time??? this is a joke😁😂🤣

  4. hon solo

    hon solo

    20 days ago

    Can you start listing vehicle pricing . It would make it more clear that the RDX Is ALSO 10k less.

  5. Beasty Bru

    Beasty Bru

    Month ago

    The Q5 has launch control which he never used… he has to learn how to race cars properly, he is misinforming people with a lot of these videos. With a proper launch with launch control the q5 will beat the RDX 10 out of 10 times..

  6. Mike A

    Mike A

    Month ago

    Hi everyone, so ive had a 19 ilx, a 21 tlx, also a 21 rdx and a 21 ilx. All had faint oil smell coming thru vents. And rear main seal leaking oil. Allow a bit more than 2000 km possibly less. Look for small oil residue or leak at fly wheel cover.

  7. Joseph Krammer

    Joseph Krammer

    2 months ago

    Acura RDX The Queen.

  8. Shane2982

    Shane2982

    2 months ago

    Audi should stop the S Line trims, tbh there’s no performance benefits at all just the look of performance. It’s literally a sheep in wolfs clothing.

  9. Yefri Rosario

    Yefri Rosario

    2 months ago

    Acura rdx vs lexus infiniti

  10. TCMBPhotograpy

    TCMBPhotograpy

    2 months ago

    It seems Acura and their "Sport" mode needs some work. The RDX is amazing! But for it to lose to a car with less power just because of a "Sport" mode, makes me think Acura needs some work.

  11. CpuWaiy

    CpuWaiy

    2 months ago

    RDX was jumping early. Cars are equal imo

  12. Duck Fan

    Duck Fan

    2 months ago

    A4 vs. TLX2.0

  13. SpeedRacer

    SpeedRacer

    2 months ago

    No offense, Sam but I've watched a lot of your videos and you seriously need to work on your reaction time. You are consistently late

  14. Paul Vizzini

    Paul Vizzini

    2 months ago

    No launch mode comparisons?! Wasted opertunity

  15. Benjamin Daly

    Benjamin Daly

    2 months ago

    basically lowest q5 spec.. still SQ5 and RSQ5

    • Sam Holly

      Sam Holly

      2 months ago

      The SQ5 don’t compete with the RDX, and the RSQ5 doesn’t even exist.

  16. JAYDEM S2K

    JAYDEM S2K

    2 months ago

    Im trading in my rdx for the audi q5 it just looks better and quality.

    • David Welty

      David Welty

      2 months ago

      @JAYDEM S2K well the RDX had been out since 2019 and Consumer Reports just ranked it as one of the most reliable cars. As long as the manufacturer is willing to fix issues for free via recalls, who cares?

    • JAYDEM S2K

      JAYDEM S2K

      2 months ago

      @David Welty not the new acuras you seen all the recalls lol.

    • David Welty

      David Welty

      2 months ago

      Except Acura has way better reliability according to JD Power and Consumer Reports. So quality is subjective.

  17. tpm1868

    tpm1868

    2 months ago

    It wasn't neck to neck. It was more like ass to face lol

  18. Trker

    Trker

    2 months ago

    Too bad the acura is simply ugly, good performance but in the end its an ugly car few people will buy

  19. Flaniganskywalker

    Flaniganskywalker

    2 months ago

    I would take the Acura all day long--Audis are great but the dealer and reliability is subpar at best.But on business trips I rent Audis--with their AWD and ride they are some of the best HWY cruisers--that is when everything is working.Also I would say one out of every 3 times I rent an Audi--and none are ever more then 3 years old--there is always something not working--or some warning light comes on. Case in point lats A6--brand new--3k miles on car--had a 3d nav system in the dash that failed when i got up to nashville Tenn--it had to goto Audi for a comp reset or fix/whatever and on the Audi forum when the warranty ends it is like 150$ dollars if that thing fails/malfunctions after the short basic warranty runs out--all this little expensive BS parts that fail on german cars and have big repair bills is why i stay clear.Last car was a honda crosstour--not a hiccup in 10 years--traded it in on a AWD Stinger GT 3.3TT and have had no problems with it.Also first thing I noticed in my stinger is that many of the buttons felt tight and had that honda click to them.2020 Stinger also had abve an 80 on the JD power and was just one point below what a crosstour was back in the day for reliability.When I was looking for a crossstour/ venza--of all things a current (back 10 years ago when i was looking for a car) Toyota Tech--who had worked at honda before told me as good as toyotas are--Hondas/Acuras overall just use better parts everywhere--he even told me to get a crosstour because brakes--suspension--were all a little better quality then a venza.When i traded my crosstour in--every part--seats--paint--rims--were in the exact same shape when i bought it 10 years ago.I also got an excellent trade in on it for the stinger.

  20. Newnewknew Kewl

    Newnewknew Kewl

    2 months ago

    I know the GLC300 would smoke both 😏😏🔥🔥🔥

    • Tarek A

      Tarek A

      2 months ago

      5. Passenger capacity · 2.0L inline-4 turbo. Engine · 255 hp @ 5,800-6,100 rpm Glc300 is a turtle

  21. briantii

    briantii

    2 months ago

    The Q5 has launch control but clearly no one bothered to use it. The dct is designed to do as you ask, but you got to tell it what you want to do. If you want to drag race you use launch control. If you want to keep revs high for better response on curvy roads engage sport mode. If you want smooth comfort leave it in auto or comfort. The mode makes a big difference on this car and a little rtfm goes a long way.

  22. malcrew0980

    malcrew0980

    2 months ago

    Can you do a drag race with the RDX A Spec and the Mazda CX-5 Turbo? That race I would love to see.

  23. Jason Elliott

    Jason Elliott

    2 months ago

    I wish you posted times

  24. Dave Hayter

    Dave Hayter

    2 months ago

    Acura has always been an underrated over achiever in performance and reliability vs. the European autos. With Acura's recent bumps in lux quality it's a serious contender now.

  25. Jordy Caicedo

    Jordy Caicedo

    2 months ago

    Just got the RDX Advance model, looking forward to build the exterior into kinda an A-spec style.

    • young pan

      young pan

      2 months ago

      @Luis Ortega ya so plus taxes my price is 45k sumthin but still affordable 😂

    • Luis Ortega

      Luis Ortega

      2 months ago

      @young pan I paid 53k in my country for my rdx, and its the technology package, the aspec cost 62k in my country, you are blessed you can get this car at a good price, so that means you need way more. Money to buy good stuff

    • young pan

      young pan

      2 months ago

      @Jordy Caicedo 😂yes bro if it’s brand new and ur price will go higher, also dealers are smart as fuck they wouldn’t let you get lower price with lower rates, like if you got debet so you don’t get lower interest rates, if you got higher car price so you would get lower rates like 1.9%

    • Jordy Caicedo

      Jordy Caicedo

      2 months ago

      @young pan awesome man. Interest rates are low rn. Mine is 2.00% could’ve got it 1.7 if it was a 2021 but it would’ve been a bigger price obviously. Hopefully we get a RDX type S in the future.

    • young pan

      young pan

      2 months ago

      @Jordy Caicedo mines 2021 black/red 42k plus taxes and 3.64% interest rates

  26. Eddie Eng

    Eddie Eng

    2 months ago

    RDX very impressive performance.

  27. Midi Man

    Midi Man

    3 months ago

    Is that RDX stock or tuned?

    • Midi Man

      Midi Man

      3 months ago

      @Sam CarLegion Thanks Sam good to know. Enjoying your channel.

    • Sam CarLegion

      Sam CarLegion

      3 months ago

      It’s a dealership car, more stock than anything

  28. Mustapha Adeyinka

    Mustapha Adeyinka

    3 months ago

    Delayed response from the q5 driver. Switch drivers next time rather than showing multiple view angles of each race

  29. supravsg35

    supravsg35

    3 months ago

    Goodstuff but why is the launch always delayed on the q5, acura had better reaction time, i think the q5 is the faster car

  30. 1Bad2SS

    1Bad2SS

    3 months ago

    Should have inside footage of the rdx to hear sound from it.

  31. Ambassador

    Ambassador

    3 months ago

    I don't believe my eyes. May be this Q5 is deadly...

  32. Buddha Benzz

    Buddha Benzz

    3 months ago

    2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid vs TLX type s

  33. G W

    G W

    3 months ago

    V=tech!!!

  34. Denizcan Peltek

    Denizcan Peltek

    3 months ago

    Q5 Driver responded later than Rdx driver in general.

  35. ivydjm89

    ivydjm89

    3 months ago

    Dude can’t launch an Audi to save his life. If you just stomp the pedal, it’s hard to win…the same is true for any Audi with s-tronic. Brake torquing is even worse.

  36. nallis01

    nallis01

    3 months ago

    I am sorry, Sam. Not a fan of either vehicle but the races weren't lined up right or something. How can the audi constantly pull on the Acura in the drags or leave it when the launches are fair but can't pass the acura in rolls? Is it that you need more track? How long is the roll?

  37. Vanguard

    Vanguard

    3 months ago

    Bro, your boyfriend literally jumps every standing start...in every video you make...not just this one.

  38. Lazeem Taylor

    Lazeem Taylor

    3 months ago

    Would take a Acura/Honda over anything anyday

  39. Wiwik Ariani

    Wiwik Ariani

    3 months ago

    Ya honda acura

  40. Stan Tate

    Stan Tate

    3 months ago

    Audi sucks

  41. Ace of Spades

    Ace of Spades

    3 months ago

    Rdx vs GV70 base

  42. jaxz4gto

    jaxz4gto

    3 months ago

    2020/21 :Do the Ford Edge ST (335hp/380lbft/ 4477 lbs) Same price range $$43K as the Acura

  43. Drake Drake

    Drake Drake

    3 months ago

    Like the Acura RDX and MDX, Audi no good 👎

  44. chuck mak

    chuck mak

    3 months ago

    Can you do a TLX vs RDX? I think the RDX will be faster.

  45. J Barrera

    J Barrera

    3 months ago

    That detuned CTR engine 👌

  46. Lee

    Lee

    3 months ago

    ACURA!

  47. Song Town

    Song Town

    3 months ago

    I don’t think anybody in their right mind should still be buy Audi and Volkswagen. Almost every mechanic workshop I’ve been to in West Africa has a Volks or Audi that has been abandoned by their owners. They make really beautiful unreliable cars.

  48. Crow Zero

    Crow Zero

    3 months ago

    It's not the car that drives. It's the drivers that drive.

  49. crossfiresrt6

    crossfiresrt6

    3 months ago

    Jaguar F Pace S and that Audi

  50. Cy D

    Cy D

    3 months ago

    I have the A-spec RDX myself and love it. Bought it from North Acura too..lol. You should also do brake test. As much as we love going fast, it's also important to see how cars and SUVs with their weight stop in good time from say 60km to zero and from 100km to zero. Should add them to all your videos

  51. Eugene L

    Eugene L

    3 months ago

    I have a RDX. It feels lively only in Sports + mode.

  52. Liam JP Richardson

    Liam JP Richardson

    3 months ago

    Metal beats plastic.

  53. nallis01

    nallis01

    3 months ago

    RDX is basically the SUV accord. I wonder how much thst awd system weighs. That awd on the accord could push it down into high 13's for a stock car due to the lighter chasis.

  54. MarcYanOfficial

    MarcYanOfficial

    3 months ago

    Unfortunately people don’t buy these to drag race. And no one would be bragging which goes quicker lol. While the new RDX is light years better than the old, people buy these as premium family suvs. After sitting inside the new rdx it’s pretty impressive in terms of design. But it’s still lacking that solid feeling build and refinement. It’s hard to explain. Acura’s still look too close to Honda’s IMO, while Audis have separated itself from VW. From a company’s perspective Audi is far superior with a full catalog of models and brand prestige. I hope Acura builds a full range of vehicles and sell them internationally under the Acura name (ie: Honda NSX).

    • Imran Mann

      Imran Mann

      3 months ago

      I disagree, Honda always give European cars run for their money. North American car reviewers are biased against Japanese cars. To me car actually shines when you look at their resale value. Acura, Lexus smoke all European brands. They other bias is shown when the reviewers ding a Japanese car for its price but never ding European cars. Not everybody can buy a European car and make a decent living. The European engineering starts falling apart when the lease is over.

  55. pbstudiosphoto

    pbstudiosphoto

    3 months ago

    Is there a reason you don’t use timing gear ?

  56. dinho

    dinho

    3 months ago

    This guy driving Audi reaction is bad real bad sorry but is try

  57. Michelle Mcdonald

    Michelle Mcdonald

    3 months ago

    After years of having Toyota highlanders 3 to be exact- I bought a certified 2017 RDX and I LOVE IT - so fast

  58. JamiePlays

    JamiePlays

    3 months ago

    Why wouldn’t you race this against the SQ5?

  59. Stewart Starling

    Stewart Starling

    3 months ago

    I love my Acura RDX aspec turbo. Best vehicle I’ve ever owned❤️

    • Cabby 1979

      Cabby 1979

      27 days ago

      I just bought my white A-Spec last week and freaking love it as well. It's all around beast!

  60. BigMcDee

    BigMcDee

    3 months ago

    As a q5 owner I’ll say it’s not the most impressive punch. But still waaaaaaaay better than the competition as an overall. I have a bmw for when I need speed 😈 acura looks super cute though!

  61. Alexander Maliy

    Alexander Maliy

    3 months ago

    But what would be if Acura marry this gear box with at list their old k23 motor from 1-st Acura. I think it would be much quicker. And … just great performance, both cars. But I was surprised as Acura is not even a type S

  62. matthew

    matthew

    3 months ago

    Car and driver rated the Q5 at 14.2 1/4 mile, and RDX 15.2 quarter mile. Either the Q5 driver doesn’t know how to launch it or I smell really bad bias

  63. M Chang

    M Chang

    3 months ago

    The Q5 has launch control which was not demonstrated. It’s subtle but it’s in the manual as well.

    • Sam CarLegion

      Sam CarLegion

      3 months ago

      What is it?

  64. ThatWhiteMexican_66

    ThatWhiteMexican_66

    3 months ago

    Yo I have a 2019 Acura RDX and holy shit it is awesome

  65. MY Yord

    MY Yord

    3 months ago

    You are a great reviewer but cameras show you'd better give the actual drag racing test to someone who'd trigger the launch properly. We all think "press the gas and that's all" however breaks-rpm-timing combo needs more than that.

  66. Splerkus

    Splerkus

    3 months ago

    I don't know why I even watch this.... He has the reaction time of a 90-year-old.

    • TitaniumSpecial

      TitaniumSpecial

      3 months ago

      It's the vehicles response, not driver. Acura 10 speed has very low 1st gear.

  67. expsterm1

    expsterm1

    3 months ago

    Just a bit surprised but not really, superior Japanese engineering

  68. 804 guwap

    804 guwap

    3 months ago

    Aspec gang 😤

  69. Jason B

    Jason B

    3 months ago

    The audi is way faster than the Acura. This guy is biased and slow.

  70. Superdimensional

    Superdimensional

    3 months ago

    I’ll take the RDX, looks way better too

  71. Robert Bruno

    Robert Bruno

    4 months ago

    You didn't use sport + mode in the Acura Rdx. Along with sport + S-mode and sport+ S-mode manual . If it beat the Audi Q5 without that. The rdx would win by a stretch with it. Bc sport + changes the gearing a lot.

  72. Trackappeal

    Trackappeal

    4 months ago

    The RDX sure is easy on the eyes.

  73. Trung Ly

    Trung Ly

    4 months ago

    SQ5 vs Type S please 🙏🙏🙏

  74. vinnymarchegiano

    vinnymarchegiano

    4 months ago

    Acura! I do like Audi though...Maintenance is a bitch!

  75. P C

    P C

    4 months ago

    Awesome choice of cars/suvs pitted against each other Sam! I love how you drive in all those various modes and realistically. Most drivers can identify. Would you be able to show some stats such as 0-60 and quarter mile times? That would be interesting to see how the times change based on the dynamic settings of these fun, premium, luxury rides that is within reach!

  76. ronald salazar

    ronald salazar

    4 months ago

    Rav4 prime vs rdx please😍

  77. Alhassan Gangu

    Alhassan Gangu

    4 months ago

    Which one is expensive?

  78. Eric B.

    Eric B.

    4 months ago

    Think the ACURA's SH-AWD system makes the difference. I'd rather ave the ACURA RDX Advance.

  79. Alpha Beta

    Alpha Beta

    4 months ago

    RDX is hawt, other than the 10 speed. Wayy too many gears. Should’ve been 8 max.

  80. Sage Voxo

    Sage Voxo

    4 months ago

    Your response was off in this time around. Nonetheless it was a great video

  81. Mark Goodridge

    Mark Goodridge

    4 months ago

    Q5 is faster from a dig.

    • JUAN ROMAN

      JUAN ROMAN

      4 months ago

      Q5 is a faster vehicle and is also equipped with a dual clutch transmission and launch control system that was never used on any of the races.

    • Mark Goodridge

      Mark Goodridge

      4 months ago

      @Kyle Holmes sorta. It definitely looked like the Q5 got the launch good once. The other times the Q was closing the gap.

    • Mark Goodridge

      Mark Goodridge

      4 months ago

      @Kyle Holmes so I guess the 2nd race didn't happen?

  82. Aayonce

    Aayonce

    4 months ago

    Why does Honda love 270 horsepower better yet why do they never push their engines to 300? Always stops short with one exception the first gen Rl

  83. gr8weight

    gr8weight

    4 months ago

    Audi driver needs to learn to pay attention and launch properly. When he launched properly ONE TIME, He won

    • Abu Amin

      Abu Amin

      3 months ago

      his reaction time is slow...

    • Abu Amin

      Abu Amin

      3 months ago

      true

  84. sky♡

    sky♡

    4 months ago

    Acura best race championship 4 in a row, they could beat anyone on the track

  85. E S

    E S

    4 months ago

    Watching his delayed launch in every video is so frustrating I want to throw my phone.

    • MY Yord

      MY Yord

      3 months ago

      True. Did anyone tell him?

    • TheKasai23

      TheKasai23

      4 months ago

      Seriously though! 😂😂😂

  86. CL ADS

    CL ADS

    4 months ago

    LOVE MY NEW RDX 2021 LOADED 10 SPEED AND THE STEREO ITS JUST WOW LOVE IT!

    • :--

      :--

      3 months ago

      I love touchpad since day one on my 19 aspec rdx

    • Aldo Matulich

      Aldo Matulich

      3 months ago

      CL, are you comfortable with the Touch Pad controller? I wish it was both Pad and Touch Screen...

  87. ANAR POLYAK

    ANAR POLYAK

    4 months ago

    Just Acura driver has a better reaction time that’s it

  88. Emerson Tan

    Emerson Tan

    4 months ago

    I want to see a drag race between 2020 HONDA CRV,TOYOTA RAV4,NISSAN ROUGE and HYUNDAI TUCSON.

  89. Avi Somlo

    Avi Somlo

    4 months ago

    The new GV70 with the 2.5T and 300hp will probably be more fast then both of them.

  90. jojo yamat

    jojo yamat

    4 months ago

    Audi sucks!

  91. enzo

    enzo

    4 months ago

    It’s that 10 speed, man! Try watching the drag race on the 10th gen accord. It’s literally taking out the competition left and right lol

  92. Co Atlas

    Co Atlas

    4 months ago

    For my opinions: Acura RDX has a right 272 hp pair to its multiple gears at high RPM and about Q5 it has enough hp but less torque pulling itself when 7 gears shift

  93. Tee

    Tee

    4 months ago

    seems like your reaction was slow on go

  94. LexxWavy TV

    LexxWavy TV

    4 months ago

    always put the prices. it just makes it that more interesting.

  95. MissEmotional

    MissEmotional

    4 months ago

    Not gonna lie RDX kinda trolled Q5 at the 2nd run.

    • Bricks and Tech

      Bricks and Tech

      4 months ago

      Lol

  96. Project.D Films

    Project.D Films

    5 months ago

    👍🏻 RDX

  97. Chris Heldman

    Chris Heldman

    5 months ago

    Your intro is waaaay toooooo long!

  98. ontario man

    ontario man

    5 months ago

    The DCT has delayed start

  99. Nyanpass Chen

    Nyanpass Chen

    5 months ago

    audi's DCT transmission takes time to react at start unless doing brake hold launch.

  100. Ихтиёр Ахтамов

    Ихтиёр Ахтамов

    5 months ago

    ACURA &HONDA 🥇👍🏎💤💨

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