2018 LEXUS NX 300 VS. AUDI Q3

 
2018 LEXUS NX 300 VS. AUDI Q3
The 2018 Lexus NX 300 and the 2018 Audi Q3 both fit the bill of vehicles you would expect from luxury-leading brands like Lexus and Audi. So how are buyers to decide which vehicle will provide them with the high-end features, power, and performance they are looking for? Keep reading for a detailed comparison.

Safety & Security
When it comes to  SAFETY AND SECURITY  to protect both yourself and your passengers, the NX 300 has an edge over the Audi Q3. The NX has optional pre-crash front seat belts that tighten when a crash is imminent for additional protection. The Q3 does not come with a pretensioner option. 
The NX also includes whiplash injury lessening seats as a standard feature, which comes with headrests that move forward during a rear-end collision to reduce the risk of whiplash. You can feel safe knowing that your NX can protect you from possible crashes with optional pre-collision braking, which applies the brakes automatically and at full force to prevent a crash. The NX also offers a lane departure warning system, which the Q3 does not. 
The new Lexus offers a panoramic view camera that allows you to see all the objects around the vehicle on your in-car screen. The Q3 has a camera as well, though it is a standard rearview camera that only allows you to see what is behind you. 

Warranty
Both vehicles offer a powertrain warranty that includes coverage on the transmission, engine, joints, and driveshafts. The warranty on the Lexus will last six years or 70,000 miles, while the Q3 warranty is good for four years or 50,000 miles. 

Performance
The  LEXUS NX 300  comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo, four-cylinder engine that outputs 235 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque, which can take the vehicle from zero to 60 in 7.1 seconds. The engine in the  AUDI Q3  produces slightly less horsepower at 200, which takes it from zero to 60 in 7.8 seconds. 
The NX 300's transmission has continuously variable timing (CVT), allowing it to maximize fuel economy while switching between gears effortlessly. The Q3 does not offer a CVT transmission. While both vehicles boast a smooth ride, you can opt for a driver-adjustable suspension system on the NX. You can adjust to sports setting and to accommodate dirt roads or poor weather conditions. The NX also has a wheelbase that is 2.2 inches longer than the Q3, providing for smoother handling. 

Luxury & Convenience
 
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Both vehicles come with the luxury and convenience features buyers seek when purchasing cars like Lexus and Audi. The NX comes with standard remote start and an optional memory system so you can automatically return the driver seat to your preferred position. 
While both the 2018 Lexus NX and the Audi Q3 offer the power, performance, and luxury you would expect, the Lexus beats out the Audi in each of these categories. Want to find out for yourself why the 2018 Lexus NX 300 has the edge over the competition? Stop by and take one for a  TEST DRIVE  today at Hennessy Lexus of Atlanta.
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