Lexus NX vs Audi Q5


Are you browsing for a luxury crossover in the North Andover, Peabody, or Danvers areas? Let us then introduce you to two deserving stars in the world of luxury vehicles: the Lexus NX and the Audi Q5.

To help you choose between these two vehicles, the team hear at Ira Lexus of Danvers has created this detailed review comparing the Lexus NX vs. Audi Q5. Keep reading to discover your favorite!

Lexus NX vs Audi Q5: Interior Comforts

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride inside the spacious and comfortable cabin of the Lexus NX.

Up front, drivers will enjoy the personalized relaxation of the standard 10-way power adjustable seat with included lumbar support. Your co-pilot will also be sitting pretty with 8-way adjustable seating. Drivers of the Audi Q5 will only find a standard 8-way adjustable seat, while the front passenger receives even less 4-way power adjustments.

Plus, while Audi does offer standard 3-zone automatic climate control, it’s lacking the air filter of the Lexus NX. The Q5 doesn’t come standard with a leather-trimmed steering wheel or shift knob, either.

Sitting behind the wheel of the NX, you’ll not only feel like royalty, you’ll look like it. This vehicle offers various interior fabric options, such as:

  • Arctic White Nuluxe
  • Crème Leather
  • Circuit Red Nuluxe
  • Black Leather

With all the luxurious amenities of the NX, why would you drive anything else?

Setting the Standard for Innovative Tech

When considering the purchase of a luxury vehicle, you expect to find a suite of premium technology features. Thankfully, you’ll be able to find just that inside the Lexus NX, all without needing to purchase additional upgrades or packages.

Let’s start with the infotainment display. The NX boasts a standard 8.0-inch Lexus Multimedia System, considerably larger than the Q5 model’s standard 7.0-inch infotainment display. Featured within the Lexus infotainment system is the Scout® GPS Link. In order to take advantage of Audi navigation functionality, you’ll need to purchase its MMI® Navigation Plus option.

For even more innovative integration, both the Audi Q5 and the Lexus NX offer Apple CarPlay® compatibility. However, Lexus makes this feature even better with its standard Wi-Fi™ connectivity—something Audi does not provide.

Lexus NX Safety

Confidence-Boosting Safety

Breathe easy knowing that your Lexus will always be there to lend a hand. It’s all thanks to their standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, an inventive collection of driver assistive technologies. Here’s some of its commendable features:

  • Intuitive Parking Assist

Using subtly placed sensors integrated into the vehicle’s front and rear bumpers, this feature is built to detect potential objects positioned behind your vehicle. If an object is detected, audible and visual indicators will send forth an alert.

  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Change lanes with confidence with the Lexus available Blind Spot Monitor. It can warn you if other vehicles are about to approach your lane. You also get the added peace of mind of Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which works to warn you of approaching vehicles when backing out of a parking space.

The Audi Q5 does include some of these features, but you won’t find them in a package as convenient as the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0.

Lexus NX vs Audi Q5: Which One Should You Choose?

Now that you’ve read this comparison of the Lexus NS and the Audi Q5, it’s time to decide which is the right crossover for your needs and lifestyle.

With its impressive and comfortable interior, innovative technology features, and suite of safety measurements, it’s clear to see that the Lexus NX takes the cake.

Visit us at Ira Lexus of Danvers to sit behind the wheel of the Lexus NX and take a test drive through North Andover, Peabody, and Danvers today!

We look forward to working with you!

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