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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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MPG - City 23 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 58.5 ft3
Engine 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 290 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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 RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L 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 350L, 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 350L.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350L. If you go with the Audi Q5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RX 350L.

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

Performance
The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350L.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 350L.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 350L, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.