2023 Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5

2023 Lexus RX 350


2023 Audi Q5
48 months / 50,000 miles

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

275-hp 2.4L Turbo I-4

Standard Engine

201-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder
8-speed automatic


7-speed automated manual
41.1 inches

Front Leg Room

40.9 inches
Available for base trim

Navigation System

Available only on higher trims
Standard, with dynamic gridlines

Backup Camera

Standard, no dynamic gridlines

Based on just appearance alone with the Audi Q5 vs Lexus RX 350 comparisons, they both present as good-looking luxury SUVs with sophisticated designs. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover that the Lexus RX 350 offers superior performance, better features, and overall better value than the Audi Q5 in a number of ways. Check out the Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350 comparison below to learn more about why the new Lexus RX 350 should be your top choice. Once you’re done reading about the Audi Q5 vs Lexus RX 350, the next step is to contact us to schedule a test drive. 



Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350 Comparison of Overall Value

If you compare the reputation of Lexus vs. Audi, it’s the former brand that’s world-renowned for uncompromising reliability. Not only does Lexus deliver their well-known reliable engines, but the brand also delivers those engines with a generous 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, separate from the 48-month/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. 

In comparison, Audi only offers a 48-month/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, so you won’t get separate or extended powertrain protection. When you consider the known reliability of Lexus models like the RX 350 and add in fantastic powertrain coverage, the higher value of Lexus is clear. 

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Base Engine Performance 

It’s only natural to start a luxury SUV comparison under the hood. The base model 2023 Lexus RX 350 is driven by a 2.4L Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that cranks out 275 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, matched to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This powertrain outperforms the base model 2023 Audi Q5, which gets its power from a 2.0L inline-4 engine with a 7-speed automated manual transmission, a pairing that produces a meager 201 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. 

It is also worth noting is that the Lexus RX 350 can come with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. With the Audi Q5, you’re limited to all-wheel drive only. If you prefer front-wheel drive for its fuel-efficient performance on the roads of Cerritos and Long Beach, this could be a dealbreaker.

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Interior Luxuries 

Next up in our Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350 comparison is the base model feature options. If you’re looking at luxury SUVs, you want to see your investment reflected in the features and options. The 2023 Lexus RX 350 offers higher-end standard features in its base model, as well as better upgrade opportunities without the need to step up to a more expensive trim. Compare the Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5 standard and available features, below:

Lexus RX 350 Interior Features (Base Trim)

  • Backup camera with standard dynamic gridlines
  • 12 speakers standard with Lexus Premium Sound System
  • Standard heated front seats
  • Available Cloud Navigation

Audi Q5 Interior Features (Base Trim)

  • Backup camera without dynamic gridlines
  • 10 speakers
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system unavailable on base trim

Find Your Lexus RX 350 at Lexus of Cerritos Today!

If you’re ready to enjoy everything that the Lexus RX 350 can offer you, then take full advantage of our new vehicle specials for more ways to save on this spacious and attractive SUV. Our finance department can help make the process of buying a new Lexus easier than ever, all you have to do is apply for financing online.


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