Audi Q5 vs. The Competition

Compare the 2018 Audi Q5 to the Competition

SUVs are more common and highly-demanded than ever before these days and, if you have a small family or you're a solo driver with a love for extra space, then look no further than the 2018 Audi Q5 compact luxury SUV! Of course, since this class of vehicle has become so popular, you can be sure that the Q5 has a lot of competition as well; so, to provide you with all the information you need to make the best driving decision possible, you'll find the Q5 compared against two competitors in the lists below: the BMW X3 and the Lexus RX 350. Take a look for yourself and discover the difference an Audi Q5 SUV will make in your driving experience.

The 2018 Audi Q5 vs. the 2017 BMW X3

  • The Audi Q5's price starts at $41,500 MSRP, notably more affordable than the BMW X3's starting price of $42,450 MSRP.
  • The base engine in the Q5 is capable of achieving an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city, outclassing the base X3 engine's EPA-estimated 21 mpg for city driving.
  • The base engine in the Q5 also provides 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, leaving behind the X3 base engine's weaker 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
  • Standard quattro all-wheel drive in the Q5 can take on any road conditions with ease and handily bests the standard rear-wheel drive in the X3.
  • Standard leather seating in the Q5 provides a luxury that the base X3 can't offer.
  • Boasting more head, shoulder, and leg room in both the front and rear seats, the Q5 allows your taller passengers to stretch out and relax more easily than in the X3.

The 2018 Audi Q5 vs. the 2017 Lexus RX 350

  • The $41,500 MSRP starting price of the Audi Q5 trumps the Lexus RX 350's starting price of $43,220 MSRP.
  • The base engine in the Q5 allows for an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city, offering better savings than the RX 350 base engine's EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city.
  • You'll find more kick in the Q5's base engine thanks to 273 lb-ft of torque; the RX 350's base engine can't compete with only 268 lb-ft of torque.
  • The standard and mundane 8-speed automatic transmission in the RX 350 can't hold a candle to the standard 8-speed automatic transmission in the Q5 featuring Tiptronic, Sport, and Manual modes.
  • With standard quattro all-wheel drive, the Q5 has an easy time travelling down roads that the RX 350's standard front-wheel drive system couldn't handle.
  • Standard roof rails on the Q5 allow for more cargo space; something the RX 350 doesn't offer as a standard feature.
  • The Q5 provides you with leather seating even on the base trim level; the RX 350 can't say the same.
  • Taller drivers and passengers will love than the Q5 provides more head room in the front and back seats than the RX 350 can provide.