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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300 Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2021 Lexus
NX 300

MSRP*: $37,610 to $45,460
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MPG - City 23 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 54.6 ft3
Engine 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) Inline-4
Transmission 7-Speed A/T Auto Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 261 hp 235 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi Q5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus NX 300. The Lexus NX 300 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi Q5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q5 and the Lexus NX 300. The Audi Q5 has less cargo space than the Lexus NX 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.