Are you and your family in the market for a midsize luxury crossover? You will find no shortage of high-caliber luxury SUVs to choose from in the Phoenix area. Find out why the 2020 Lexus RX deserves a spot in your driveway with this 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 Audi Q7 comparison that pits the Lexus RX against a premier competitor.
Versatility is a key attribute of the 2020 Lexus RX that will cater to families on the go. Choose from five-passenger Lexus RX and seven-passenger Lexus RXL models. The Lexus RX is available in two trim levels – RX 350 and RX 350 Sport. Seven-passenger Lexus RXL variants are available in a single RX 350L trim level. With a more affordable price tag that starts at $44,150 and a versatile platform that can be tailored to fit your needs with five- and seven-passenger configurations, the Lexus RX promises to stand out above its Audi Q7 competitor.
What Are the Differences Between the Lexus RX and Audi Q7?
Power, performance and fuel economy are elements of the Lexus RX that will make it stand out in this 2020 Lexus RX vs 2020 Audi Q7 comparison. Base Lexus RX 350 entries feature a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 power core that is married to an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the front-wheel drive Lexus RX will achieve 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Intelligent Active Torque Control AWD and Drive Model Select are available to upgrade performance.
Lexus RX 450h and Lexus RX 450hL entries provide a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain option not available to the Audi Q7. Hybrid Lexus RX models take performance to the next level with a 3.5-liter Lexus Multistage Hybrid System that adds a pair of high-output electric motors to make 308 horsepower. Married to a Continuously Variable Transmission, the Lexus RX Hybrid will achieve 30 mpg combined and sprint from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. Audi Q7 models counter with a pair of engine options – a standard 248-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 335-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine – both paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro® AWD.
Luxury is abundant when you climb into the cabin of the 2020 Lexus RX. Base Lexus RX models come standard with Lexus NuLuxe ® synthetic leather interior, dual-zone automatic climate control, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 technology, a nine-speaker sound system, a power liftgate and an 8-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa smartphone integration. Optional upgrades include a 12.3-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen display, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson® sound system, a Head-Up Display, a hands-free power liftgate and more.