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Lexus RX vs. Audi Q5 MPG

Chart is based on 465 fuel economy reports for the Lexus RX and 167 fuel economy reports for the Audi Q5.

Lexus RX MPG

Lexus RX Lexus RX 2016 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2012 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2012 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2009 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2003 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2002 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2002 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 3.5L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 60 10 75 17.5  
2012 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 60 20 70 20.9  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 70 28.0  
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 22.6  
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 17 44 37 110 19.7  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 4 12 32 51 75 26.9  
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 27 32 21 22 65 17.3  
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 6 27 66 102 20.8  
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med hvy 19 21 16 44 68 29.4  
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt light 1 11 20 69 101 33.4  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 23.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 15 48 33 66 21.9  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 50 10 60 19.6  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 27 30 34 66 20.1  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 65 2 32 69 22.4  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 2 56 16 26 94 24.6  
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 28 31 32 67 20.3  
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 24.0  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med hvy 0 10 52 38 72 23.5  
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 15 15 40 30 75 17.0  
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 1 4 40 55 70 24.5  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 15 23 33 30 73 25.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 6 28 19 48 65 24.5  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 30 35 65 19.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 3 20 38 40 68 20.2  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 38 7 49 65 17.2  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 21 26 44 65 20.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 4 6 21 70 69 25.3  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 14 10 40 37 62 20.2  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 65 17.6  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 18 20 40 23 63 18.5  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 18 24 34 24 64 20.1  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 12 34 48 67 19.0  

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Audi Q5 MPG

Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2015 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2015 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2014 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2013 37.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2013 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2012 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2012 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2011 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2010 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2010 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2009 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2009 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2009 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 9 8 27 56 60 35.0  
2015 4dr SUV supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 15 10 50 60 20.3  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 1 7 28 63 59 31.0  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 245hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat light light 5 0 10 85 100 37.3  
2013 4dr SUV supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 0 37 16 47 70 24.2  
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 24 2 71 67 24.6  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 13 25 63 65 18.2  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 31 20 38 66 25.9  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 10 15 70 70 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 10 20 50 20 100 24.2  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 3 14 61 23 75 16.1  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 130 17.6  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat light light 10 30 3 56 80 26.7  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 1 5 21 73 74 21.4  

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Lexus RX vs. Audi Q5 MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The new transmission doesn't affect EPA city mpg, which remains a competitive if not outstanding 18. Highway mpg receives a bump from 24 to 26, putting it two to three mpg over most competitors. At a steady 75 mph, the F Sport engine is spinning 1,950 rpm, vs. 2,300 in the regular RX with a six-speed automatic. In suburban driving with the engine warmed up the trip computer typically reported 22 mpg. A very light foot bumped this by three mpg, while a heavy one sunk it by about the same. Buyers who put a high priority on fuel economy will prefer the RX 400h hybrid. It earns EPA ratings of 32 city, 28 highway, and is even a little quicker than the RX 350. Real-world suburban mpg appears to be about 29. see full Lexus RX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I drive about 10% traffic, 30% city, 20% suburban and 40% highway (75-80 mph). My driving is quite smooth. Fuel consumption is 28 MPG see full Lexus RX review
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
On flat ground with cruise control on it will get 29 mpg. I find that outstanding. 23-25 mpg is average. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Averaging 26+ on highway, higher in city driving see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
We compared the 2008 RX400h (discounted) vs the 2009 Nissan Murano. The gas savings by going with the Hybrid exceeded the difference between the two vehicles. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Like the fact that it is a hybrid and a "greener" choice for an SUV see full Lexus RX review
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Not quite as good as advertised but what I realistically expected see full Lexus RX review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
I researched this a fair bit. I did not want an SUV but the space offered, reliability, and fuel economy sold me. I regularly get 26-27 MPG city/hwy combined, way better then any other SUV (Highlander excepted) see full Lexus RX review
Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
about 5mpg less given same driving habits see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Poor fuel economy compared to the 3 series sports sedan. Some people have quoted 26mpg - good for an SUV but not good in general terms. see full Lexus RX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Audi Q5

Audi Q5 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have calculated my gas using the onboard computer a few different times in mixed driving and am getting a consistent 25/26 mpg. That's without hard acceleration or driving above 70 MPH on the highway. see full Audi Q5 review
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We initially went in looking for a commuter vehicle with High mpg... but the sport they had jumped out at us and we were on the hunt for one... in the wife's daily 45 mile drive to work she's averaging 20 mpg which is comparable to the Audi's 4 cylinder and my truck's 8 cylinder. see full Audi Q5 review
Audi Q5 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I worry about escalating gas prices here in CA, but I got about 23 mpg in Europe and hope for that here. Not great, but close to the turbo and if people push the turbo to make up for the lesser power, as I would, the mileage is a wash. see full Audi Q5 review