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2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Audi Q5 Review

New 2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus
RX 350

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New 2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*
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$44,150 to $51,750
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$43,300
Invoice* $41,281 to $48,388 $40,703 to $40,704
MPG - City 19 - 20 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 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** **** - ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Lexus RX 350 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Audi Q5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus RX 350 and the Audi Q5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 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). The Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Audi Q5. 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 Lexus RX 350 and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is about the same width as the Audi Q5. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350, which is slightly longer than the Audi Q5.

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

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Audi Q5, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 350 has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the Audi Q5. The Lexus RX 350 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The Lexus RX 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi Q5.