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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

MSRP*: $40,160 to $46,910
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MPG - City 23 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 53.6 ft3
Engine 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 194-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 194 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 300h. The Lexus NX 300h offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300h, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300h.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300h, 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 300h.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, 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 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q5 greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi Q5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus NX 300h.

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 300h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi Q5 as you will in the Lexus NX 300h.