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2015 Audi Q5 hybrid vs. 2016 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi Q5 hybrid offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 450h, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5 hybrid.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 450h, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q5 hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 450h. 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 hybrid and the Lexus RX 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 hybrid is about the same width as the Lexus RX 450h. If you go with the Audi Q5 hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RX 450h.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 hybrid transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 450h.

Handling
The Audi Q5 hybrid 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 hybrid is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 450h for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 hybrid has a little less horsepower than 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 hybrid and the Lexus RX 450h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi Q5 hybrid as you will in the Lexus RX 450h.

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

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2015 Audi
Q5 hybrid

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MSRP*: $51,900

2016 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $52,235 - $57,045
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.76%
City MPG: 24 30 - 31
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 28 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $48,268 $49,101 - $53,622

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.