2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Audi Q5

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2021 Lexus RX 350


2021 Audi Q5
$45,220 MSRP*

Starting Price

$43,300 MSRP*
295-hp 3.5L V6

Base Engine

261-hp 2.0L 4-Cylinder
8-speed automatic


7-speed automatic
72 months / 70,000-miles

Powertrain Warranty

48 months / 50,000-miles
Available on base model

Navigation System

Available on high-end models
Standard w/Dynamic Gridlines

Backup Camera

Standard w/o Dynamic Gridlines

There’s nothing like a luxury SUV for navigating the roads of Town 'N' Country, but which is the best option on the market today? Compare the 2021 Lexus RX vs. 2021 Audi Q5, two popular options, and you’ll see how the Lexus RX can accelerate your drive past the competition. Explore the differences in performance, warranty coverage, safety, and interior features below, and then visit us at Lexus of Tampa Bay for a test drive!

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Performance & Warranty

Between the 2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5, it’s the Lexus RX 350 that offers the better performance package overall. Not only does the RX 350 deliver stronger horsepower and two drivetrain options for extra versatility, but the RX 350 also has an exceptional warranty backing it:

2021 Lexus RX 350

  • Powertrain Warranty: 72 months / 70,000-miles
  • 3.5L V6 engine with 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive

2021 Audi Q5

  • Powertrain Warranty: 48 months / 50,000-miles
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • Quattro® all-wheel drive

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Interior Features

Comparing the Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5, you’ll also notice some similarities and differences within the features available. Both models offer basics that you’d expect, including Bluetooth® and power-adjustable front seats, along with options like panoramic glass sunroofs. But, there are also additional differences that set the Lexus RX 350 interior apart from the Audi Q5:

Lexus RX 350 Interior Features (Base Trim)

  • Backup camera with standard dynamic gridlines
  • 9 speakers
  • 12 available speakers with Lexus Premium Sound System
  • 15 available speakers with Mark Levinson® premium sound system
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available memory system for power driver’s seat, exterior mirrors, and steering wheel

Audi Q5 Interior Features (Base Trim)

  • 10 speakers
  • Backup camera without dynamic gridlines
  • Heated front seats
  • Climate-controlled rear seats
2021 Lexus RX Cross Section

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Safety Features

Finally, what about safety? Of course, both models are equipped with comprehensive safety systems. However, the Lexus RX 350 has the more extensive offerings:

2021 Lexus RX 350

  • Pre-Collision System w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Intelligent High Beams
  • Blind Spot Monitor w/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intuitive Parking Assist w/ Auto Braking and Rear Cross Traffic Braking

2021 Audi Q5

  • Bi-Xenon High Beam Assist
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Electronic rear child door locks
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
  • Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Available second-row side airbags
2021 Lexus RX 350

Experience the 2021 Lexus RX 350 at Lexus of Tampa Bay

You’ve read all about the differences between these two luxury SUVs, and we think it’s clear that the Lexus RX 350 lineup is an excellent choice for any Riverview driver. There’s even more helpful SUV comparisons to help you find the right fit, like the new Lexus RX vs. NX. Want to get the keys in your hand? Visit Lexus of Tampa Bay to take a test drive in Tampa, or contact us today for more information.

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