Compare 2018 Lexus RX 350 vs 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Lexus RX 350 2018 AUDI Q5
Horsepower ✔ 295 hp @ 6300 rpm Horsepower ✖ 252 hp @ 5000 rpm
Drivetrain Warranty ✔ 6 yr./ 70000 mi. Drivetrain Warranty ✖ 4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Seats 5 Seats 5

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 and the Audi Q5 are sophisticated luxury SUVs that appeal to those who enjoy driving a sleek vehicle on the road. The models continue to evolve with their style and design, making them stand out in the industry. Although each car is highly favored, they differ from one another in a few ways.

Specs at a Glance


The 2018 Lexus RX 350 offers a comfortable cockpit and smooth ride. As the first-ever seven-passenger RX, the car is built with a 2.5 V6 engine that has front or all-wheel drive. The hybrid version of the SUV comes with all-wheel drive. The vehicle allows the driver to feel in control and keep up with other cars on the road with 295 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine’s lean combustion style allows it to be fuel-efficient without compromising on the performance of the car.

The Audi Q5 offers a well-controlled ride that isn’t harsh or uncomfortable for the driver or passengers. It’s 10 pounds heavier than its predecessor and has the sporty characteristics of a sedan. Its fuel efficiency is moderate with 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. It can reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and provides 252 horsepower, which is average for a small SUV.


The 2018 Lexus RX is larger compared to the Audi Q5 and features a sharp edgy exterior. The sporty design of the RX makes it appear extremely high-end despite its moderate price tag. The striking, chiseled body looks fierce and offers a boost of confidence for the driver who may not want to compromise with a family vehicle that looks more conservative.

The 2018 Audi Q5 is considered to be a small SUV that has a style that is more minimal compared to the Lexus RX. It’s built with full LED headlights, a distinctive Singleframe grille, and a shoulder line and power tailgate. The body is similar to former models and hasn’t changed much but still looks nice.


The 2018 Lexus RX is versatile to ensure that an enjoyable drive is provided. It offers three climate controls to each row in the vehicle and a 12.3-inch multimedia display. Drivers can also choose to upgrade with a 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound is also available, which enhances the quality of the interior setting. A sunroof is an additional perk to the full-size SUV and allows passengers to get an extra view of the great outdoors on the road.

The 2018 Audi Q5 has impressive features that include a virtual cockpit that is fully-equipped with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, making it easy to customize the audio and navigation in the vehicle. It also allows drivers to connect to the Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto with their smartphone and listen to music, make phone calls, and use third-party apps. The voice-control system allows drivers to remain focused on the road and avoid distractions while still adjusting the controls in the cabin. Audi connect is an additional feature that provides a wifi hotspot to passengers, making it easy to stay connected to the Internet while away from the office or home.

If you want to see how the 2018 Lexus RX 350 compares to the 2018 Audi Q5, contact us to schedule a test drive at our dealership. We will be happy to introduce you to our large inventory of vehicles and discuss financing options that are available.

Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.