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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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MPG - City 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q5 than the Lexus RX 350. The Lexus RX 350 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the Lexus RX 350, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. The Audi Q5 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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 RX 350. With the Audi Q5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.