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2018 Audi Q7 vs. 2017 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi Q7 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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 Q7.

Convenience
The Audi Q7 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 Q7 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 Q7 and the Lexus RX 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q7 is much wider than the Lexus RX 450h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi Q7, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RX 450h.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q7 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 450h.

Handling
The Audi Q7 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RX 450h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q7 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 Q7 and the Lexus RX 450h.

Utility
The Audi Q7 offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 450h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Audi Q7, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
The Audi Q7 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 450h.

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2018 Audi
Q7

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MSRP*: $49,900 - $56,400

2017 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $53,035 - $56,495
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City MPG: 19 31
Highway MPG: 25 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 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*: $46,408 - $52,452 $49,853 - $53,105

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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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.