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Lexus NX 300 vs. Audi Q5

When comparing the Lexus NX 300 to the Audi Q5, the Lexus NX 300 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. The Lexus NX 300 and Audi Q5 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Lexus NX 300 versus the Audi Q5, the Lexus NX 300 is a better car than the Audi Q5.

Lexus NX 300 versus Audi Q5 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus NX 300 ranges from $29,913 to $40,652 while a used Audi Q5 from the same model year range is priced between $29,997 to $42,988. For a new model, the Lexus NX 300's price is between $37,956 and $51,334, with the Audi Q5 priced between $48,108 and $59,303.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus NX 300’s base engine makes 235 horsepower, and the Audi Q5 base engine makes 201 horsepower. Both the NX 300 and the Q5 are rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 445 and 537 miles respectively. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Audi Q5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Lexus NX 300.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lexus NX 300 and the Audi Q5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Lexus NX 300 and the Audi Q5 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,956 - $51,334

Used Asking Price:

$29,913 - $40,652

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,108 - $59,303

Used Asking Price:

$29,997 - $42,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
4 / 29
9 / 67
12 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

Base, F SPORT, Luxury

Trim Levels

quattro S line Prem Plus 45 TFSI, quattro S line Prestige 45 TFSI, quattro S line Premium 45 TFSI, quattro Premium 40 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 40 TFSI, quattro Prestige 40 TFSI

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

235 hp @ 4800 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1650 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.060 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

236 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 28 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 445 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 537 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Cargo Space:

17.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3940 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

64.8 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

104.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

65.5 inches

Length:

184.3 inches

Wheelbase:

111 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18