Comparison - Audi Q3 Premium Plus Quattro 2018 - vs - Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
37,900
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
39,775
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.90gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark green
#537263
Dark Blue
#1B306F
Musturd
#F5A037
Dark Red
#D91230
Silver
#DFE7EA
Blue
#2086B6
Gray
#DBDAE2
Color: 
Eminent white pearl
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Silver Lining Metallic
#A8A8A9
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Obsidian
#050507
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Autumn Shimmer
#653627
Blue Vortex Metallic
#653627

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Buying or leasing a subcompact premium crossover is a great way for you to own a top-tier luxury-branded vehicle without paying much money. But while these vehicles feature attractive starting prices, the price adds up quickly once you start tacking on expected luxury-oriented features such as leather seating or a sunroof. Luckily, somebody must have forgotten to tell Audi because the 2018 Q3 is feature-rich and much less expensive than its rivals.

Pros
Lots of features at a price lower than rivals
Interior is lined with high-quality materials
Rides comfortably on rough roads
Cabin is hushed at highway speeds

Cons
Handling and acceleration lag behind class rivals
Backseat is a tight fit for adults
Ranks at the back of the pack for fuel economy
Infotainment controller is awkwardly placed, and no USB interface

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Audi Q3 ranked #6 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Audi Q3 has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable ride quality
Upscale cabin

Cons
Underpowered on the highway
Few standard features

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency.

Pros
Smart packaging for tight spaces
Frisky turbocharged engine
Great control interface, maps
Excellent ride quality
Pert handling

Cons
Tight rear seat
More a hatchback than an SUV
Lackluster gas mileage
No manual here
No forward crash prevention system

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Unless the NX 300 F Sport's adjustable suspension and tighter seat bolstering are must-haves, we recommend sticking with the more comfortable NX 300. Add the Comfort package for its heated and ventilated front seats and blind-spot detection, and you'll have a well-equipped, quiet and refined luxury compact SUV.

PROS
Generous backseat room
Available power-folding rear seat
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
Limited rear cargo volume

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus NX ranked #11 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lengthy list of standard tech and safety features
Ample legroom in both rows of seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment controls
Small, restricted cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Striking looks,
improved spaciousness,
commendable ride quality,
excellent build and finish

Cons
Poor ergonomics,
difficult-to-use infotainment system

By: 
cars.co.za

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 100rpm
235hp
at 4 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Keyless ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.80in
182.60in
Width: 
72.10in
73.60in
Height: 
62.60in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
Front Track: 
61.10in
Rear Track: 
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
102.50in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.00
37.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.00in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
31.10in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
58.00in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.20cu.ft
54.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.70cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.00degrees
16.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.00degrees
24.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3682.00lbs
4050.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 total speakers
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
4-Wheel ABS
Cornering Lights
Emergency Service
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Premium Plus
Sport Package
Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
Sport Plus Package
Cold Weather Package
F SPORT Comfort Package
Premium F SPORT Package
Navigation Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 10-Spoke-Design Wheels, Titanium
Audi Beam- Quattro
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam- Rings
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Protector
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Mudguards
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Door Edge Guards
LED Headlamps W/O Auto High Beams
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Body Side Moldings
Paint Protection Film By 3M
Alloy Wheel Locks
Power Back Door
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
18" F SPORT Wheels W/Summer Tires
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Homelink - Black
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Key Gloves

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Chestnut Brown, leather
#543D37
Rock Gray, leather
#969690
Color: 
Creme Nuluxe with dark umber trim
#A08760
Flaxen Nuluxe with dark umber trim
#8E5F3F
Black Nuluxe with dark umber trim
#0C0E12