A Competitive SUV Comparison,
Featuring the 2018 Audi

Searching for your next luxury SUV, and want to weigh all the necessary factors before making your choice? Our team at Audi Oxnard covers this context thoroughly for the 2018 Audi Q5, weighing this vehicle's attributes against some of the most popular competition in the marketplace. That includes the 2018 Lexus RX 350, a challenger that we review below. Check in on price value, interior space, performance, safety, technology and much more to see how these two luxury SUVs stack up.

Value and Space

With a less expensive starting MSRP, the 2018 Audi Q5 comes at a value over the 2018 Lexus RX 350. This model features additional space for cargo space in two facets, with the seats in place (26.8 cubic feet over 18.4 cubic feet) or folded down (60.4 cubic feet over 56.3 cubic feet). With four unique drive modes - Dynamic, Comfort, Sport and Individual - to customize the drive based on preference, it's clear that the 2018 Audi Q5 utilizes a thoughtful design to maximize your travel comfort.

Performance and Safety

Standard quattro® all-wheel drive in the 2018 Audi Q5, over the base front-wheel drive in the Lexus model, sets this new Audi model apart when it comes to road grip and traction for your trip. The following are additional performance and safety highlights preferable to the Lexus competition:

  • 354 horsepower (SQ5 model) over 296 horsepower (Lexus V6 engine)
  • EPA 23 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway over 19 miles per gallon city and 26 miles per gallon highway (all-wheel drive models)
  • NHTSA five star overall crash test rating over four star rating
  • 4,400 pounds maximum tow rating over 3,500 pounds rating
  • Audi pre sense basic® and pre sense city® (automatic braking up to 52 miles per hour)

Features and Technology

Audi connect® infotainment in the 2018 Audi Q5 comes with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for smartphone app integration, something that the 2018 Lexus RX 350 doesn't extend in its base model. Standard leather upholstery is also just an option.

The 2018 Audi Q5 Finds a Way in Oxnard, CA

With the 2018 Audi Q5, a well-rounded design and plush versatility shine through when comparing it to some of the top luxury SUVs in the Oxnard, CA marketplace. Determine whether this new Audi model is a right fit for you and your family with a test drive at our dealership today, as our team is readily available to answer questions and review features in full.


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