Comparison - Lexus RX 350 F sport 2018 - vs - Audi Q3 Premium Plus Quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
50,320
Updated: 
06 Mar 2018
37,900
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Ultra White
#EAEAEA
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Silver Lining Metallic
#D8D9DD
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Color: 
Dark green
#537263
Dark Blue
#1B306F
Musturd
#F5A037
Dark Red
#D91230
Silver
#DFE7EA
Blue
#2086B6
Gray
#DBDAE2

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 ranked #9 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Coddling ride
Many standard and available features

Cons
Low safety scores for class
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The RX 350 is available in just two versions, and we think it's worth spending a bit more and upgrading to the F Sport trim. The F Sport, despite its name, isn't as sporty as some vehicles in the class such as the Porsche Macan, but it does bundle several desirable options together, including the adaptive suspension dampers and heated and ventilated front seats. The F Sport also gives the RX a more aggressive look and 20-inch wheels as standard.

PROS
Attractive cabin with top-quality materials and construction
Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth
Advanced safety features come standard
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Optional tech interface is distracting to use while driving

By: 
edmunds.com

The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 300rpm
200hp
at 5 100rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
38.70Feet

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
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Destination Download
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
172.80in
Width: 
74.60in
72.10in
Height: 
67.70in
62.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
61.10in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
102.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
37.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
40.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
31.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
58.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
55.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.30cu.ft
48.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.40cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4387.00lbs
3682.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

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

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
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 total speakers
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0
18 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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 brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated 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: 
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
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

Options

Packages: 
Towing Prep Package
Cold Weather Package
Premium Plus
Sport Package
Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
Sport Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Ball Mount
Door Edge Film By 3M
Panoramic Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Running Boards
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Mudguards
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 10-Spoke-Design Wheels, Titanium
Audi Beam- Quattro
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam- Rings
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Liners
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
Color Heads-Up Display
Universal Tablet Holder
Illuminated Door Sills
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Carpet Cargo Mat
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Key Gloves
Cargo Net
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#575757
Rioja Red leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#784F4D
Stratus Gray leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#C6C6BE
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Chestnut Brown, leather
#543D37
Rock Gray, leather
#969690