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2013 Audi Q5 hybrid vs. 2014 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi Q5 hybrid than in the Lexus RX 450h. 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). The Audi Q5 hybrid is somewhat more expensive 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. The Audi Q5 hybrid is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 450h, which may make it easier to park.

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 a smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 450h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
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. The Audi Q5 hybrid has significantly less cargo capacity than 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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2013 Audi
Q5 hybrid

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MSRP*: $50,900

2014 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $46,410 - $47,810
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 24 30 - 32
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 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
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $47,338 $43,625 - $44,941

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