Comparison - Audi Q3 Sportback S line 2020 - vs - Lexus NX 300h Base Hybrid

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2017 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid, Review, Interior, Exterior, Features
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
53,886
Australian Dollar
Updated: 
04 Jul 2020
44,405
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ibis white
#D2D2C8
Pulse orange
#AB5436
Turbo blue
#6FACE3
Chronos grey, metallic
#585755
Dew silver, metallic
#9FA19D
Glacier white, metallic
#E3EBEE
Mythos black, metallic
#0C0F0A
Tango red, meta
#910915
Daytona grey, pearl effect
#6F787B
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Fire Agate Pearl
#503D39
Matador Red Mica
#730527
Meteor Blue Mica
#476178
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

In the Q3 Sportback, Audi introduces a racier version of its newest upcoming Q3 small SUV, and it's bound to attract plenty of admirers since it gives up very little in the way of space.

Pros
Like a perfectly scaled-down Audi Q8
Great looks inside and out
Premium cabin with new levels of detail and trim work
Fun to drive (both engines)
45 TFSI feels like a proper hot hatch in the corners
Good ride comfort with adaptive dampers
Good safety and tech

Cons
There's a big gap in performance between the 35–45 TFSI
Expect a similar-size gap in prices, too

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Audi Q3 Sportback is a more stylish alternative to your average boxy SUV, although others are more fun to drive and have more room for passengers.

Pros
Big boot
Stylish looks
Plenty of standard equipment

Cons
Cramped back seats
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Automatic gearbox is a bit sluggish

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2020 Audi Q3 blends practicality, quality, and fun in a chunky but city-friendly package.

Pros
Lots of standard tech…
Punchy turbo engine
Hot hatchback handling
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
…But best features cost a lot more
Lackluster fuel economy
Gets expensive fast

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Reviewers say the 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid’s standard four-cylinder engine, electric motor and automatic transmission don’t make it feel particularly fast, although some say that it offers swift acceleration from a stop.

The NX gets outstanding fuel economy for the class, earning an EPA-estimated 35/31 mpg city/highway. Some test drivers like the NX 300h's poised handling, but others say that there is quite a bit of body lean in turns and the ride is more tuned for comfort over bumpy roads than agility through fast corners

The 2015 Lexus NX 300h features a handsome, intelligently built cabin, according to critics. While some think that the NX hybrid’s faux metal trim looks tawdry, most appreciate the high-end materials used elsewhere in the car. Critics report that the front seats are comfortable and roomy, and the rear seats provide ample head- and legroom. The NX Hybrid's cargo space is a bit low for the class.

"The NX300h deserves to be a strong contender in the compact luxury crossover segment." -- AutoWeek

"In other words, if you're single or a couple without kids, the 2015 Lexus NX 300h is a new compelling entry in a segment admittedly filled with other compelling entries. If your priority is to find the most fuel-efficient of those, though, your choice might have become a lot easier." -- Edmunds

Pros
Excellent fuel economy for the class

Cons
Slow acceleration
Limited cargo space
Regenerative brakes don't operate smoothly

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2015 Lexus NX 300h is an all-new model

The 2015 Lexus NX 300h hybrid is a distinctive entry in the compact luxury crossover segment, boasting excellent fuel economy, impeccable cabin quality, eye-catching styling and a surprisingly sporty driving experience.

Not only is there an abundance of compact luxury crossovers on the market now, it's hard to pick one we wouldn't recommend. It also just got a bit harder, thanks to Lexus and its entry with the generally impressive all-new NX. However, while the regular turbocharged version struggles to stand out appreciably from its rivals when it comes to fuel economy and performance, the 2015 Lexus NX 300h hybrid version certainly does.

Perhaps to no one's surprise, the company that is almost synonymous with luxury hybrids has produced by far the most fuel-efficient luxury compact crossover. Through its combination of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and multiple electric motors powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack, the NX 300h is capable of returning a Lexus-estimated 32 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. The only other hybrid in the segment ? the Audi Q5 ? manages 26 mpg combined, while diesel-powered entries (the other fuel-efficient alternative) are in that same ballpark. This fuel economy advantage does come with a trade-off, however. The NX 300h is one of the slowest vehicles in its class -- alternatively fueled or otherwise.

Pros
Class-best fuel economy
Generous backseat room for the segment
Impeccable cabin construction
Copious high-tech features.

Cons
Small cargo capacity
Pokey acceleration
Potentially distracting Remote Touch interface.

By: 
edmunds.com

Lexus should have been finding the fairway with the NX, no doubt about it. Between the current crop of usual diesel suspects and the near-future prospect of plug-in electric runners, there was an opportunity for Lexus to present its tried and tested hybrid tech as a desirable and common-sense source of power for a compact SUV.

In practice swings, many of the constituent parts are still there, it being supremely quiet, strikingly handsome, nicely appointed, typically well equipped and – in hybrid form – efficient, especially in regard to the rising concern about NOx emissions.

But elsewhere, Lexus has failed to make a sufficiently strong case. Its crossover is too aloof to pedal, too tempestuous to sit in and, in this trim, too expensive to seriously consider, given its rivals.

Lexus fans will continue to celebrate the brand’s short game, played considerately, smoothly and in a veiled hush. To crossover buyers at large, it’s predictably one-dimensional.

Pros
The striking appearance
Typically upmarket interior
Crisp and quiet in traffic

Cons
Brusque ride
Detatched hybrid powertrain
Poor hybrid motorway economy

By: 
autocar.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
35.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 000rpm
194hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
39.04Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Stainless steel pedals
Perforated leather gearknob
Audi side assist
Rear parking sensors
Audi smartphone interface
Progressive steering
Cruise control with speed limiter
360 degree cameras
leather steering wheel
Destination Download*
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
182.30in
Width: 
79.60in
73.60in
Height: 
61.60in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
Front Track: 
62.30in
63.10in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
36.50
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.00in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.60in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
49.40cu.ft
53.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3916.00lbs
4055.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Glove compartment lighting
Luggage compartment light

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Front and rear electric window
Power operated tailgate
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Manual front seats with height adjustment
Front and rear headrests
Front centre armrest
Front and rear roof module including reading lights
Heated front seats; adjustable in three stages
4-way electric lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
40:20:40 folding with manual adjustment for 60:40 forwards/backwards position and backrest angle
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats

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: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
2-zone climate control - separately adjustable temperature and air distribution settings for front left and right-hand sides; includes air vents in the rear
Aluminium look in the interior - mirror adjustment switch, window control switches, control buttons for the parking brake and upper door strips feature aluminium look elements
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 x USB type C and 1 USB type A charging points
6 passive loudspeakers
DAB digital radio module
MMI Navigation Plus with high resolution 10.1 inch touchscreen colour display
Audi Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" display
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB with external media control
8 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
S line badges on front wings
Illuminated door sill trims with S logo
Rain and light sensors
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
17 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
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: 
Rear Ventilated 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: 
lane departure warning
lane change warning
360 degree cameras
Anti theft wheel bolts
Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition
Anti theft alarm
Hill descent control
Hill hold assist
Pre sense basic
Seatbelt monitoring
Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Intuitive Parking Assist
Blind Spot Monitor w/Auto-Dimming, Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Navigation Package
Comfort Package
Luxury Package
Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Mudguards
Door Edge Guards
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Protector
Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
18" Wheels w/All-Season Tires
LED Headlamps w/o Auto High Beams
Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof
Power Rear Door
Auto-Dimming, Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
Illuminated Door Sills
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Smart Access Key Gloves
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter and Compass
Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Qi-Compatible Wireless Charger
All-Weather Floor Mats
60/40 Power Folding Rear Seats
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#464646
Creme, leather
#B3A18A
Creme, leatherette
#C5B39C
Flaxen, leatherette
#A07E64