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2014 Audi Q5 vs. 2014 Lexus RX 350 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi Q5 than in the Lexus RX 350. 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
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350, 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 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 somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to 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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q5 and 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 significantly less cargo capacity than the Lexus RX 350.

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


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2014 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500
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2014 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.80%
City MPG: 18 - 24 18
Highway MPG: 26 - 31 24 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $34,690 - $43,247 $37,177 - $44,368

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