2018 LEXUS RX 350 VS. 2018 AUDI Q-5

 
2018 LEXUS RX 350 VS. 2018 AUDI Q-5
If you feel like you've looked at every option out there and you just can't find the perfect new vehicle for your family, you might want to consider looking at a few luxury SUVs. While many people are turned off by the somewhat higher initial investment of a luxury vehicle, the truth is that they are almost always worth it in the long run. Two great options for you to consider are the 2018 Lexus RX 350 and the 2018 Audi Q-5.

Here's a quick breakdown comparing the 2018 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2018 Audi Q-5.

2018 LEXUS RX 350 VS. 2018 AUDI Q-5 IN ATLANTA, GA
Performance

The  2018 LEXUS RX 350  comes standard with a 3.5-litre V-6 engine that delivers up to 295 horsepower and as much as 268 pounds-feet torque at 4,700 rpm. These are pretty impressive numbers for a vehicle of this size and will have you feeling like you're rolling around town in the kind of powerful vehicle that others will envy.
The 2018 Audi Q-5 includes a standard 2.0-litre TFSI engine that delivers 252 horsepower between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm and 273 pounds-feet torque between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm. It's worth noting that the TFSI engine is similar in size and capabilities as the V-6 engine on the RX 350, which makes this performance gap a bit interesting.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 does better than you might expect from a vehicle this large in terms of fuel efficiency. In fact, it can offer as much as 20 mpg on city streets and 27 mpg on highways. These numbers are almost in line with industry standards for much smaller sedans and are downright impressive for an SUV running a V-6 engine.
The  2018 AUDI Q-5  offers nearly identical numbers with up to 23 mpg on city streets and 27 mpg on the highway. However, when you consider that the Q-5 runs on a similar-sized engine as the RX 350, with significantly lower performance, one would hope to see that missing performance made up for in terms of fuel efficiency. Given that the Q-5 offers less power without offsetting that fact with better fuel efficiency, the 2018 Lexus RX 350 comes out ahead in this category as well.

Luxury & Convenience
 
2018 LEXUS RX 350 VS. 2018 AUDI Q-5 IN ATLANTA, GA
It's rare to see a luxury vehicle that doesn't include the latest cabin technology and both of the SUVs in this category certainly deliver on what you would expect. Each offers a touch-screen control panel that provides you with access to popular features such as:
Bluetooth connectivity
Hands-free calling capabilities
Available onboard navigation
Real-time news, weather, and traffic alerts
Streaming media playback
What does set the 2018 Lexus RX 350 apart from its competition, however, is the fact that its touch-screen hides away in the dashboard while it's not in use. Conversely, the Q-5 is a permanent fixture on the dashboard that doesn't blend in with the rest of the interior and almost looks like it was attached as an afterthought.

If the 2018 Lexus RX 350 sounds right for you, stop by  HENNESSY LEXUS OF ATLANTA  today and test drive one for yourself. You'll be glad you did.
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