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2014 Toyota Highlander vs. 2015 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Audi Q5. The Toyota Highlander will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its 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 Toyota Highlander as you will with the Audi Q5, 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). Clearly, the Toyota Highlander is a better financial choice over the Audi Q5, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Toyota Highlander will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi Q5.

Dimensions
The Toyota Highlander is a little wider than the Audi Q5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Highlander, which is slightly longer than the Audi Q5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Toyota Highlander doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi Q5.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has a larger turning radius than the Audi Q5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Audi Q5, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi Q5.

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2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590

2015 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $38,900 - $47,000
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 20 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 26 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,673 - $39,798 $36,178 - $43,710

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