Are you looking to take your commute in and around Salt Lake City, Park City, and North Salt Lake City to the next level? If so, a luxury SUV is likely what you've been looking for. Fortunately for you, there are tons of vehicles that meet these criteria.

However, there are two vehicles that likely have climbed their way to the top of your list: the 2020 Audi Q5 and the 2020 Lexus RX 350.

To help you decide which vehicle is best suited for your needs, we here at Audi Salt Lake City have created this Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350 comparison. Ready to figure out which SUV is right for you? Keep reading!

Performance Capabilities

When it comes to cruising around town, you need more than just power. You also need features to help you travel around town for miles at a time, regardless of the conditions. That's why the Audi Q5 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive technology.

This system works to apply the right blend of power among front and rear wheels so you can tackle even the slipperiest conditions with ease. The Lexus RX 350 is only offered with available all-wheel drive systems. That means you'll have to upgrade for the same features that come with every model of the Audi Q5.

When comparing the fuel efficiency of the Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350, you'll quickly see that you can travel further distances with the Q5 than you can with the RX 350 since the Audi Q5 has a higher city MPG of 22 city/27 highway MPG compared to the Lexus's 20 city/27 highway MPG.*

Additionally, you can travel further distances with the Q5 thanks to its hybrid capabilities, which isn't a feature offered with the Lexus RX 350.

Audi Q5 vs Lexus RX 350: Interior Comfort

Both the Audi Q5 and Lexus RX 350 work hard to ensure your commute is as comfortable as possible. That's why you'll find several interior comfort features like a power tailgate-standard on the Q5 and optional on the RX 350-and power adjust seating.

While there are some similarities between the comfort features of these two luxury SUVs, there are a few features you'll find standard with the 2020 Q5 that you won't find with the Lexus RX 350. Two of these features include heated leather seats and 3-zone automatic climate control.

In terms of heated leather seats, you will find this feature with the 2020 Lexus RX 350, but this feature is only offered with a trim level upgrade. In terms of the standard 3-zone automatic climate feature with the Audi Q5, those who drive the Lexus RX 350 will have less control over their climate settings with the standard multi-zone climate control.

While the Q5 allows for three custom climate settings, the RX 350 can only be adjusted for driver and front passenger custom climate settings only.

Standard Safety Features

In order to keep you and your passengers safe, both luxury SUVs offer standard safety features, such as an emergency pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, and more. While you'll find similar safety features with these two SUVs, comparing the standard features of the Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350, you'll see that the RX 350 doesn't offer the features of the Audi pre sense® basic system.

This system includes features like:

  • Pretensioning seat belts
  • Closing all windows
  • Enabling hazard warning lights

While both SUVs offer standard driver-assistance features to prevent a collision, only with the Audi Q5 will you have an extra layer of protection courtesy of the Audi pre sense® basic system.

Audi Q5 vs Lexus RX 350: The Verdict

When it comes to performance, comfort, and safety, the 2020 Audi Q5 charges ahead of the Lexus RX 350. While our Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350 comparison is a great starting point for your research, our team of Audi experts are here to help you learn more about all the ways the Q5 can take your commute around Salt Lake City, Park City, and North Salt Lake City to the next level.

Visit us at Audi Salt Lake City to learn more about the 2020 Audi Q5 today!

*2019 EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.

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