When Size Doesn’t Matter: The Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350

When Size Doesn’t Matter: The Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350

Are you ready to find a new luxury crossover? Easy to drive and built to be safe and powerful, the luxury crossover is a popular choice in today's market.

With so many choices in this emerging segment, you may feel overwhelmed. So, it's a good idea to do some comparison shopping. The Audi Q5 vs. the Lexus RX 350 is a great place to start. Both the Audi Q5 and Lexus RX 350 are vehicles from dependable brands, but which one is right for you? Let’s see how these two models measure up against each other.

Safety Stack-Up

Safety is one of the most important parts of any crossover, especially when dealing with long, rainy commutes on the NJ Turnpike. That's why tri-state drivers opt for the Audi Q5, and it has the stats to prove it. The 2018 Q5 was named as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), receiving a 'Good' rating in all crash tests with a Superior rating for front-crash prevention technologies. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the vehicle an overall five-star rating.

The 2018 Lexus RX was also a Top Safety Pick but did not rate as well in the NHTSA testing. The Lexus RX 350 is no slouch in safety but does not reach the standards of the Audi Q5.

The Audi Q5 Delivers High Extras

Luxury crossovers are known for their sophisticated technology. The Audi Q5 certainly delivers with its impressive infotainment system. First, you’ll find the brand’s virtual cockpit with an available 12.3” display. The vehicle also offers additional tech features such as 4G LTE connectivity, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto. The Lexus RX 350 has the same size screen and a remote touch controller for navigation but no integration for smartphones.

Performance Factors

When it comes to performance, the Audi Q5 is ready to embrace the NJ roads. It comes equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Enjoy 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, hitting 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. This same smooth drive is less likely in the Lexus RX 350, which has slightly greater horsepower but can’t compare when it comes to torque. Audi Q5 takes this category too when it comes to agility and speed.

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350:

While the Lexus x has many great features, when compared to the Audi Q5, it comes up short on safety, technology, and performance. The Q5 leads the pack in the luxury crossover segment. If you’d like to see if for yourself then it’s time to visit your local NJ Audi dealership for your test drive.

Audi Meadowlands, Powered by Benzel-Busch proudly offers a great selection of the Audi Q5. See it today, and you’ll want to make it yours.