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2014 Audi Q5 vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander, 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). The Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Audi Q5 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Audi Q5. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q5 and the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi Q5 seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q5 than that of the Toyota Highlander.

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2014 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500

2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
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City MPG: 18 - 24 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 26 - 31 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $34,690 - $43,247 $26,673 - $39,798

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