If you are currently looking for a midsize premium SUV in Laval on the Montreal’s North Shore, you must have come across and compared the 2017 Lexus NX 200t and the 2018 Audi Q5, two of the references of their category. You don’t know which one to bring home? You will by the end of this comparative test! The Audi Q5’s previous generation was the benchmark regarding performance, comfort, and for its manufacturing quality in the Laval and Montreal regions, and the new Q5 iteration has made progress in each of these areas which strengthen its leading position against the Lexus NX 200t in the category. Which one of these SUVs will be the best fit for you?
The new 2018 Audi Q5 features the latest Audi technology refinements such as the optional and gorgeous Audi Virtual Cockpit, which displays all the road and vehicle relevant information at a glance on a high definition screen replacing the traditional dashboard gages, or the Audi Head Up Display that shows essential data regarding speed, navigation and driving assistance systems’ status directly on the windshield. Unlike the Audi, the Lexus NX 200t does not offer such an incredible technological level on its dashboard, which makes the 2018 Audi Q5 the new reference regarding on-board technology on the Montreal’s North Shore, including Laval!
The Lexus NX200t 2017 and 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic retail prices are very similar, with $42,950 for the Lexus and $44,950 for the Audi in the Montreal’s North Shore area in Laval. However, the new 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic offers more with, in addition to the technological equipment described above, quality leather seats and three-zone air conditioning, whereas the Lexus NX 200t features synthetic leather seats and dual-zone air conditioning.
Engine wise, these two premium SUVs are powered by supercharged 2.0-litre engines. However, the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic has 252 hp, which is superior by far to the 235 hp of the Lexus NX 200t 2017. Hence, the Audi delivers better performance than the Lexus on the Laval roads on the Montreal’s North Shore, with a run from 0 to 100 km/h done in 6.3 seconds only, when the Lexus performs the same task in 7.2 seconds.
The 2018 Audi Q5 superior performance are not achieved at the expense of fuel efficiency, since its average fuel consumption is 7 litres for 100 kilometers, when the Lexus guzzles 7.9 liters of gas for the same distance. Therefore, with an erratic gas price that can increase anytime in Laval or Montreal, the 2018 Audi Q5 better fuel efficiency compared to the Lexus NX 200t’s one is crucial! The Audi’s better results are due to, among other factors, its Quattro Ultra smart all-wheel-drive system that sends all the engine output to the front wheels when the conditions are normal. If the road conditions get slippery, the system can send a part of the motor torque to the rear wheels in a matter of a few milliseconds. The result is amazing: you will have the best possible fuel efficiency while still maintaining the Quattro Ultra’s benefits when needed!
Then, before going and seeing the 2017 Lexus NX 200t at the Lexus dealer in Laval, on the Montreal’s North Shore, Why don’t you book the road test of your 2018 Audi Q5 at your premier Audi Lauzon dealer? You will be able to discover the 2017-2018 Audi lineup, our Audi preowned and demo vehicles in stock for sale, and our current leasing and financing offers!