The Lexus RX vs. the Audi Q5

Oftentimes we have clients who are looking at the Lexus RX 350 and want to take a look at the Audi Q5 as well.  Here are a few facts that the Lexus Insider has put together when comparing the two vehicles.


A Few Key Points:

  • The RX350 received an “Excellent” value rating from Intellichoice, the Q5 3.0T received a “Poor” value rating.

  • The RX 350 has been refined over three generations; the Q5 is in is first generation and lacks the track record of the Lexus.

  • Depreciation, maintenance and repair costs are high for Q5; 5 year ownership is predicted to be $7,000 more than the RX350.

  • With popular options, the 4 cyl. Q5 has a MSRP like an RX 350, while a V6 Q5 with popular options is priced much    higher.

  • The RX350 has far more cargo space than the Q5, behind the 2nd row seat, and behind the 1st row, with the 2nd row folded.

  • Q5 V6 needs a supercharger, premium fuel and a “stop-start” system to achieve power and EPA estimates similar to RX 350.

  • For efficiency and performance, guests can have confidence in RX 450h’s proven drivetrain; the Q5 hybrid has little track record.

  • The RX 350 is equipped with 10 standard with 10 standard airbags; the Audi Q5 come standard with six airbags.

  • RX 350 is supported by an award-winning network of dealers; Audi dealers lack this reputation for excellence.

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The RX 350 is our most popular selling car at Peterson Lexus of Boise

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Read what Lexus Insider said the advantages over the Audi Q5 are:

  • Over 5 years, the RX is predicted to cost $7,000 less than Q5

  • Both RX and RXH start at thousands less than a comparable Q5 or Q5 Hybrid

  • The spacious RX has 38+ cu. ft more passenger room, and 10+  cu ft more cargo room than Q5

  • RX protects occupants better with 10 standard airbags, while the Q5 only offers 6

  • The RX has been refined over three generations: the Q5 is the only in its first iteration

We always have access to a great selection of Lexus RX 350’s.  Let us know if you have any questions regarding the Lexus RX or any other Lexus model.  We are located on the corner of Fairview and Maple Grove in Boise, Idaho or call us at 208.378.9000.

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sources cited: Lexus E-Showroom



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