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2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2019 Lexus RX 350 Review

New 2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi
Q5

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New 2019 Lexus RX 350

2019 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*
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$43,300
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$43,820 to $50,870
Invoice* $40,704 $40,970 to $47,583
MPG - City 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus RX 350 than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the Lexus RX 350, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 RX 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q5 and the Lexus RX 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. The Audi Q5 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

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 RX 350. The Audi Q5 has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi Q5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350.