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The New 2018Audi Q5

See how the new 2018 Audi Q5 compares to the 2018 Lexus RX 350

If you're looking into a new luxury SUV, there are a lot of different models and factors to consider. Fortunately, here at Audi Fairfield, we pride ourselves on being automotive experts in the field of luxury SUVs, and few are more compelling these days than our new 2018 Audi Q5. This handsomely styled German luxury SUV exudes premium performance and poise. However, it's far from the only competitor in its segment. So, in the interest of informing your shopping decisions, we've compiled a brief competitive comparison between our new 2018 Audi Q5 and the new 2018 Lexus RX 350.


On the performance front, both the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 Lexus RX 350 excel, offering the refined road manners and smooth, responsive dynamics that Fairfield shoppers of discerning tastes have come to expect from the luxury SUV segment. However, there are a few key differences that put the 2018 Audi Q5 ahead of the 2018 Lexus RX350:

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

As we all know, if you're going to be traveling around Connecticut in the wintertime, all-wheel drive is practically essential. Fortunately, the new 2018 Audi Q5 comes standard with the recently updated  Audi quattro® with ultra® technology system, an innovative all-wheel drive system that allows it to maintain confidence-inspiring traction in even snowy and slippery road conditions. By comparison, the 2018 Lexus RX 350 only has all-wheel drive available as an option, meaning you'll have to pay more for comparable performance.

Better Fuel Economy

Better Fuel Economy

Additionally, due to the fact that the Audi quattro® with ultra® technology optimizes power delivery to all four wheels, the 2018 Audi Q5 boasts better fuel economy figures than the 2018 Lexus RX 350. In fact, with an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, the 2018 Audi Q5 easily bests the 2018 Lexus RX 350, which only offers an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city.


When it comes to interior features, the 2018 Audi Q5 handily bests the new 2018 Lexus RX 350. In fact, with standard features like tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and an intuitive infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2018 Audi Q5 offers a masterclass in automotive luxury interior design. The 2018 Lexus RX 350 comes up far short,  lacking standard support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and only offer dual-zone automatic climate control and simulated leather upholstery.


There's no denying that the new 2018 Audi  Q5 and the 2018 Lexus RX 350 are handsome cars, but when you look closer, it's clear that the new 2018 Audi Q5 offers just a bit more. With automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated exterior mirrors, and a power-operated lift gate as part of its standard features, the 2018 Audi Q5 certainly provides a lot of bang for your buck.  Unfortunately for the 2018 Lexus RX 350, the only features it can match is the power-operated lift gate and automatic headlights.

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Overall Quality

When it comes to judging overall quality in the luxury SUV segment, the difference is in the details. Fortunately, with its heritage so deeply tied to impeccable craftsmanship, no brand appreciates this fact more than Audi. With its 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit instrumentation, the 2018 Audi Q5 integrates its instrumentation with navigation and driver instrumentation, putting all pertinent information well within the driver's sight line. With no comparable systems available with the new 2018 Lexus RX 350, it's clear which of these two luxury SUVs can claim better overall quality.

Visit our Fairfield Audi showroom to test drive the new 2018 Audi Q5 today!

The 2018 Audi Q5 may sound impressive on paper, but trust us when we say it's all the more exceptional in person. So, if you're interested in taking a test drive with the new 2018 Audi Q5, feel free to pay us a visit at Audi Fairfield to do so today!


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