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2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2021 Audi
SQ5

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

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MSRP*
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$52,900 to $56,100
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$40,160 to $46,910
Invoice* $49,727 to $52,735 $37,751 to $44,096
MPG - City 18 33
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi SQ5 than in the Lexus NX 300h. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi SQ5 and the Lexus NX 300h.

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 NX 300h, 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 NX 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi SQ5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Lexus NX 300h.

Dimensions
The Audi SQ5 is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300h, 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 SQ5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus NX 300h.

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 NX 300h.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi SQ5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Audi SQ5 greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

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 NX 300h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Audi SQ5 as you will in the Lexus NX 300h.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus NX 300h.