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2015 Audi SQ5 vs. 2015 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi SQ5 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 SQ5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi SQ5 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). The Audi SQ5 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 SQ5 and the Lexus RX 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi SQ5 is a little wider than the Lexus RX 450h, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Audi SQ5 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 450h, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi SQ5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus RX 450h.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 450h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi SQ5 greatly out-muscles 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 SQ5 and the Lexus RX 450h. The Audi SQ5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 450h.

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2015 Audi
SQ5

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MSRP*: $52,700

2015 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $47,620 - $49,020
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 17 30 - 32
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 24 --
Engine(s): V-6 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $49,012 $44,761 - $46,077

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