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2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Lexus RX: Head to Head

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By James MacPherson of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 12: At first glance, this might seem an unlikely comparison. After all, the redesigned Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV, while the Lexus RX is a larger midsize luxury SUV. Yet, this is not quite the mismatch you might think.These two SUVs are surprisingly close in interior size and pricing. The nearly 9-inch-shorter Audi even manages to hold its own when it comes to cargo capacity. These two models have something else in common: Each is its brand’s best-selling vehicle, with Lexus selling as many RX SUVs as all of its sedans and sports coupes combined.This means that many shoppers will be looking at both vehicles before making a decision. And so, the inevitable question must be asked: Which is the better SUV for you?The following comparison of these two SUVs is based on the categories that are important to most buyers. The winner in each category was determined using U.S. News scoring of these two SUVs, which is based on the consensus of the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data.Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

Q5 vs. RX: Which Is the Better Luxury SUV for You?

At first glance, this might seem an unlikely comparison. After all, the redesigned Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV, while the Lexus RX is a larger midsize luxury SUV. Yet, this is not quite the mismatch you might think.

These two SUVs are surprisingly close in interior size and pricing. The nearly 9-inch-shorter Audi even manages to hold its own when it comes to cargo capacity. These two models have something else in common: Each is its brand’s best-selling vehicle, with Lexus selling as many RX SUVs as all of its sedans and sports coupes combined.

This means that many shoppers will be looking at both vehicles before making a decision. And so, the inevitable question must be asked: Which is the better SUV for you?

The following comparison of these two SUVs is based on the categories that are important to most buyers. The winner in each category was determined using U.S. News scoring of these two SUVs, which is based on the consensus of the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data.

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

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