Compare 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Audi Q5
2018 Lexus NX
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $34,956 $37,385
NX NX 300 F Sport AWD 22 27 $37,192 $39,775
NX NX 300 F Sport FWD 22 28 $35,883 $38,375
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $33,647 $35,985
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $36,035 $38,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,596
$34,956
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,500
$37,385
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$623 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style. The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 71.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.1 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.1 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 17.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 39.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 4050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 235 @ 4800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.42
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Lexus NX
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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