2019 LEXUS NX 300 VS. 2019 AUDI Q3
Performance

What kind of engine does each SUV have?

  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 has a 235-horsepower, 2.0-liter I-4 engine that uses premium unleaded gas.
  • The 2019 Audi Q3 has a 226-horsepower, 2.0-liter I-4 engine that uses regular unleaded gas.

Which transmission types are offered?

  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 has a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
  • The 2019 Audi Q3 has an eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
  • Both the NX 300 and Q3 have auto-manual transmissions for better fuel economy and acceleration.

Do these models have all-wheel drive?

  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 trims have both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
  • The 2019 Audio Q3 trims come standard with all-wheel drive.

What are the standard suspension and handling features?

  • Both the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and 2019 Audi Q3 models have speed-sensitive steering, gas pressurized front and rear shocks, and brake assist.

What kind of wheels do these models have?

  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 Base trim has 17-inch wheels with the option for 18-inch. The F Sport trim has 18-inch as standard with the option for 19-inch.
  • The 2019 Audi Q3 2.0T Premium trim has 18-inch wheels while the 2.0T S line Premium trim has 19-inch.
  • Both models have alloy wheels.
 
Luxury & Convenience

What are the entertainment features?

  • Both the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and 2019 Audi Q3 have a voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth compatibility, and primary monitor touchscreen.
  • The NX 300 also has a CD player and an aux port.

What are the standard convenience features?

  • Both the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and the 2019 Audi Q3 have a leather steering wheel, a programmable garage-door opener, and USB ports.
  • Adaptive cruise control comes standard with the NX 300 and is available in the Q3. Conversely, the Q3 has leather upholstery while the NX 300 has leatherette as standard with the option for leather.

Safety & Security

What are the standard safety and security features?

  • Both the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and 2019 Audi Q3 have occupant-sensing air bags, fully automatic exterior lights, daytime running lights, forward collision warning, remote keyless entry, and rear child safety locks.
  • Both models have the option to include blind spot sensors.
  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 has stolen vehicle tracking and lane-departure warning features.

Warranty

How many miles per gallon do the all-wheel drive trims get?

  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 has better city gas mileage at 22 mpg while the 2019 Audi Q3 has 19 mpg. 
  • The highway gas mileage is very similar with the NX 300 at 28 mpg and the Q3 at 27 mpg.


Overall

The 2019 Lexus NX 300 and the 2019 Audi Q3 are both excellent luxury compact SUVs. They have many similar standard features, but only the NX 300 has the added security feature of a stolen vehicle tracking system and a stronger engine with slightly more horsepower. Come test drive the 2019 Lexus NX 300 today.