2014 Audi SQ5 or 2014 Lexus GX 460 for your money? [video mashup]

2014 audi sq5 lexus gx 460 mashup video

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?