You deserve luxury when embarking on your daily commute or driving with your family or significant other to attend an important event. To counteract the congestion populating the streets of Freehold, Monroe Township, and Jackson, splurge on the SUV to end all SUVs.

But, wait! How can discerning drivers choose the ideal vehicle that offers the perfect mix of grandeur and dependability? 

According to the team at Audi Freehold, the answer between Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX lies in the details.

Technology Options

Every refined SUV must contain technology options that rival others. Both the Q5 and the RX feature extensive and deluxe technology packages that match up, but Audi redefines navigation right through your fingertips.

The Audi Q5's available MMI® all-in-touch with handwriting recognition feature allows you to write your directions on the touchpad and move your finger along the map. The Remote Touchpad in the Lexus RX gives you pinch/zoom but no writing functionality.

Audi Q5 vs Lexus RX Pedestrian Safety

Riding through residential neighborhoods, you may come across the occasional pedestrian. Both SUVs protect the pedestrian by offering pedestrian detection devices that prevent untimely mishaps.

The Lexus RX Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection applies braking up to 50 MPH. The Audi pre sense® city, however, senses stationary vehicles and pedestrians at speeds up to 52 MPH and engages the brakes at that point.

Driving Modes

Driving modes adjust the way your SUV steers and powers the vehicle according to road conditions. Audi drive select, found in the Q5, provides five different modes that accommodate the constantly shifting climate and conditions:

  • Off-road
  • Comfort
  • Auto
  • Dynamic
  • Individual

The RX uses only three settings in the Lexus Drive Mode Select including Eco, Normal, and Sport.

High-Performance Fuel Economy

A high-performance vehicle of this caliber should be smooth to drive and offer keen fuel economy. In New Jersey, with high-volume highways parallel to winding downtown thoroughfares, just knowing your SUV consumes less fuel than others makes a significant difference.

The Lexus RX receives an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG, which provides a combined total of 23 MPG. The Audi Q5 supersedes this with an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG with a combined total of 24 MPG.*

Q5 vs RX Towing Capacity

Think you can't tow your sailboat using a luxury vehicle? Think again! Yes, you want a luxury car to cruise around town, but you also veer toward practical, which is why you considered an SUV in the first place.

The convenience of towing capacity for each vehicle eases you into a vacation state of mind, but can your SUV haul your boat? With the Lexus RX, the safe and allowable maximum towing capacity goes up to 3,500 pounds, but the Audi Q5 tops the scales at 4,400 pounds.

Make Your Choice Between the Q5 and the RX

You opted for luxury, you planned on practicality. Now, make your choice between the Audi Q5 and the Lexus RX. The decision lies in the details, which means the Q5 bests the RX and is the only choice for drivers in Freehold, Monroe Township, and Jackson. 

Arrange a test drive at Audi Freehold today.

* 2020 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See for updated information. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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Audi Freehold

3561 US Route 9
Directions Freehold, NJ 07728

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