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2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300 Review

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2021 Audi
Q5

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2021 Lexus
NX 300

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MSRP*
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$43,300 to $47,800
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$37,610 to $45,460
Invoice* $40,703 to $44,932 $35,165 to $42,506
MPG - City 23 22
MPG - Hwy 28 27 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi Q5 than in the Lexus NX 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q5 and the Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus NX 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus NX 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q5 and the Lexus NX 300. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi Q5 as you will in the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
The Audi Q5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus NX 300.