Which end of the SUV/Crossover spectrum would you go with $60,000+ ? Is it 2014 Audi SQ5 or the 2014 Lexus GX 460? SQ5 is a fun loving and sporty crossover. GX 460 is a traditional SUV that is big on luxury and comfort. Both of these vehicles start at near the $50,000 mark, but it’s not that difficult to get the final sticker price to over $60,000 and this is where these two testers are. The Audi ended up at $64,125, and the Lexus at $62,770.
SQ5 uses an updated 3.oL supercharged V6 motor with 354 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque. It’s happy to rev and can propel this five-passenger crossover with authority. It’s also fun in the twisties. The face-lifted 2014 GX 460 uses a naturally aspirated 4.6L V8 with 301 hp and 329 lb-ft. It has a sophisticated 4WD system with central locker and adjustable air suspension for comfort and off-road prowess. This Lexus is just as happy to navigate a shopping mall parking lot as it is climbing a challenging off-road trail.
Which would you choose?