Lexus NX 350 vs. Audi Q3
Lexus NX 350
Audi Q3
At a Glance: NX 350 vs. Q3
Lexus NX 350

The Lexus NX 350 and the Audi Q3 have long held the top spots on your list of compact luxury SUVs. The time has finally come to decide which one is the ideal fit for your rides around White Plains, Yonkers, or Scarsdale, NY.

Our team at Lexus of White Plains is here to help. Let’s watch as the Lexus NX 350 and the Audi Q3 go head-to-head. Which one will come out on top?



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Lexus NX 350

Luxury SUVs, like the Lexus NX 350 and the Audi Q3, are designed to stand out thanks to their pristine styling. They’re also designed to keep you on the road for many miles thanks to their efficient engines and assimilated technologies. However, with the option of a hybrid powertrain in the NX 350, you’ll be better able to avoid frequent fill-ups.

Engineered for Efficiency

The compact size and the lightweight build of these two SUVs make them more efficient. When it comes to which model has the edge, however, the Lexus NX 350 jumps ahead with a hybrid powertrain option.

With the hybrid model, you can expect a standard EPA-estimated 41 city/37 highway MPG.* While the Audi Q3 does have two powertrains to choose from, neither of them offers hybrid technology.

Driving the Distance

In addition to being more efficient, the Lexus NX 350 is also quite a bit more powerful. The standard 2.4L engine puts out 275 horsepower and 317 lb-f t of torque, giving you more than enough power to hit the road in style.

Even with two engines available, the Audi Q3 falls behind with a standard output of 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. It maxes out at just 228 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque.

Lexus NX 350

Every time you get behind the wheel of the NX 350 or the Q3, you’ll be met with a comprehensive cockpit. Each model features a suite of technology that keeps you connected to loved ones, helps you discover new things to listen to, and pairs your phone to your model with ease.

Toggle Your Infotainment

Whether you’re tackling the daily commute or road-tripping with friends, your vehicle’s infotainment system is your hub of connectivity. The Lexus NX 350 provides a great view of all your apps and music with an available 14-inch touchscreen, while the largest touchscreen in the Q3 is 10.1 inches.

Both systems provide access to a similar lineup of technologies, so you’ll be able to navigate to your favorite places and make hands-free calls while you stay focused on the road.

The Lexus NX 350 and the Audi Q3 both offer:

  • Bluetooth®
  • Wi-Fi
  • SiriusXM®
  • Apple CarPlay® integration
  • Android Auto™ integration
Pump up the Jams

Hear that? It’s that new song everyone’s been talking about. Crank up the volume—both models offer immersive premium sound systems.

The Q3 can be equipped with a 15-speaker Sonos premium sound system, while the NX 350 puts you right in the studio with your favorite artists thanks to the available 17-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound system.

Lexus NX 350

Let’s face it: You want to take your luxury SUV everywhere. To ensure smooth travel both near and far, the Lexus and the Audi come equipped with standard safety suites. As you’re strutting around town, you’ll look good while keeping yourself prepared for the unknown.

How Do Their Safety Systems Match Up?

Peace of mind—it's paramount in any luxury SUV, which is why both models bring a litany of driver-assistance features to the table. Starting with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, this suite comes standard with the following features:

  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Intersection Support
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Intelligent High Beams

If you choose the Audi Q3, you’ll enjoy several similar safety features with Audi pre sense® front and Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance.

Clear Views Ahead

The similar safety suites in the Lexus NX 350 and the Audi Q3 provide course correction and accident prevention while driving, but what about when you’re parked? Thanks to a Panoramic View Monitor in either model, drivers will be prepared for parallel parking or crowded parking lots.

This feature provides an overhead view of your vehicle so you can expertly maneuver in and out of tight squeezes.

Experience Lexus Luxury in the NX 350!
Lexus NX 350

Both the Lexus NX 350 and the Audi Q3 provide complete confidence with smart safety features. If you’re looking for the more efficient SUV with a superior infotainment setup, though, you’ll want to choose the Lexus NX 350 for your rides around White Plains, Yonkers, or Scarsdale, NY.

When you’re ready to take a test drive, stop by Lexus of White Plains!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new NX 350 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

* EPA-estimated MPG ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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