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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,055 to $51,160
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MPG - City 23 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q5, 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). Whether you pick the Audi Q5 or the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.