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2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 Lexus RX 450h Review

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Comfort
The Audi Q5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus RX 450h. The Lexus RX 450h 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
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 450h, 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). Clearly, the Audi Q5 is a better financial choice over the Lexus RX 450h, when considering MSRP. 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 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 450h. The Audi Q5 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 450h, 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 450h.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the Lexus RX 450h, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 450h for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q5 and the Lexus RX 450h.

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 450h. The Audi Q5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
The Audi Q5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 450h.

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2018 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $41,500

2017 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $53,035 - $56,495
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City MPG: 23 31
Highway MPG: 27 N/A
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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $38,596 $49,853 - $53,105

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*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.