Looking for a new way to power your next adventure? You may be considering a crossover SUV, such as the 2019 Audi Q5 or Toyota Highlander. Both are excellent vehicles, but which one is better suited to your Burlington, South Burlington, or Essex Junction commute?

We've put together this car comparison to help you answer that question. Explore performance as well as high-tech features and decide for yourself. Contact us at Audi South Burlington to learn more!

2019 Q5 vs Highlander: All-Star Performance

The 2019 Audi Q5 and Toyota Highlander are both smooth performers, comfortable and quiet on the streets. Under the hood of the Audi Q5 is a 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower on tap. It will boost you from 0 to 60 MPH in as little as 5.9 seconds, making acceleration easy in any situation.

The Highlander's base engine is a bit less robust. It runs on a 2.7L 4-cylinder (no turbochargers, as in the Audi Q5) that serves up 185 horsepower. The output is quite a bit lower, too, a difference made even more noticeable by the Highlander's larger size.

All-wheel drive is available for both vehicles, although it only comes standard in the Audi Q5. Its quattro® all-wheel drive system will optimize your vehicle's traction in challenging conditions.

Audi Q5 vs Toyota Highlander: Advanced Infotainment Technology

 The Audi Q5 and Toyota Highlander have lots of technology to help keep you connected. You'll find two intuitive infotainment systems: MMI® in the Audi Q5 and Entune™ Audio in the Toyota Highlander. Both systems offer easy navigation and smartphone connectivity for drivers and their passengers.

However, as a luxury SUV, the Audi Q5 simply offers more advanced features. The Audi virtual cockpit is a new kind of instrumental panel-it's entirely digital. The 12.3-inch display screen can be customized to show navigation, audio, and phone data whenever you need it.

The Audi Q5 offers another available feature you won't find in the Toyota Highlander: the Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound. Listen to your music through 19 well-placed speakers!  

Interior Features: A More Deluxe Drive

Slide inside the 2019 Audi Q5 or Toyota Highlander, and you'll feel right at home. The spacious first- and second-row seats can easily accommodate adults, and heated and cooled front seats are available.

While the Toyota Highlander makes leather seats available, they come standard in the Audi Q5. Choose from rich shades, such as Atlas Beige, Nougat Brown, and Rock Gray. The Audi Q5 also lets you pick from several inlays, including oak and walnut woods and sleek aluminum.

Only the Audi Q5 offers available ambient LED interior lighting. Illuminate your cabin in your choice of 30 colors, including Maritime Blue and Impulse Red, to set the mood for your latest adventures!

Should I Choose the 2019 Audi Q5 or Toyota Highlander?

We want to help Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington shoppers choose the ideal crossover SUV for their needs. We hope you've found this car comparison helpful as you consider your options!

The 2019 Audi Q5 and Toyota Highlander are standout SUVs. However, the Audi Q5 really stands out the only true luxury SUV of the two. Schedule a test drive at Audi South Burlington to experience it firsthand from behind the wheel!

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