Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

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Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3
Audi Q5
BMW X3
At a Glance: Q5 vs. X3

When searching for a new SUV, you may have several questions you'll ask yourself:

  • Does it have plenty of room inside?
  • Are there features I'll enjoy?
  • How does the vehicle handle on the road?

Our team at Audi Devon will not only help answer those questions, but we'll also see how two popular luxury models—the 2022 Q5 and the X3—differ in those responses.

Learn all about these vehicles in our Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comparison, then contact us to take a test drive near Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville.

PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

5 | 5
Q5 vs X3
TOP STANDARD HP

TOP STANDARD HORSEPOWER

261 HP | 248 HP
Q5 vs X3
STANDARD HEATED FRONT SEATS

STANDARD HEATED FRONT SEATS

Yes | No
Q5 vs X3
Which is the Right SUV for You?
Select a category below to learn more about how the Audi Q5 compares to the BMW X3.
PERFORMANCE
Audi Q5

The 2022 Q5 is both practical and fun to drive, maintaining composure around turns while also providing a comfortable ride. It's powered by a standard engine that’s sure to kick up some thrills, as is the BMW X3.

Performance That Thrills
Audi Q5
BMW X3
ENGINE 2.0L turbo 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo
HORSEPOWER 261 HP 248 HP
TORQUE 273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft
ACCELERATION 5.7 seconds 6 seconds

As you can see, the Q5 powers ahead of the X3 with its additional horsepower, torque, and acceleration. Not only is the Q5 quite powerful, but it also lets you tailor your performance through Audi drive select. Choose among various modes, such as comfort and dynamic, to alter the ride to your liking.

Furthermore, the Q5 comes standard in quattro® all-wheel drive (AWD) with ultra® technology. This system can proactively distribute torque to switch between front-wheel drive and AWD as needed. Fun as the BMW X3 may be to drive, it only offers AWD as an upgrade. In the base trim, you’ll have to settle for rear-wheel drive.

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INTERIOR
Audi Q5

Being luxury SUVs, the 2022 Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 both have plenty of premium features that will enhance your commute. In addition to providing plenty of space for up to five passengers, features like a three-zone automatic climate control system come standard on both vehicles.

Luxurious Amenities Come Standard

While the three-zone automatic climate control system is a standard feature on both SUVs, the Q5 offers additional standard features you'll only get with a trim level upgrade if you drive the X3. These creature comforts are sure to add some appeal to your Q5 ride:

  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • LED interior lighting package
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SAFETY
Audi Q5

Confidence behind the wheel is essential. One way to achieve it is with the enhanced safety features offered on both models. Each vehicle uses cameras and sensors to monitor a range around your SUV, then provides an audible and/or visual alert when a potential hazard is detected. That way, you can make any necessary adjustments to help you and your passengers stay safe.

Safety Features That Redefine Intelligence

Some safety features both models offer include:

  • Frontal collision detection system
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Blind spot monitoring system

On top of these features, both the Q5 and the X3 come with an additional safety feature that steps in when an unavoidable collision is detected. By automatically pretensioning the safety belts and closing all windows, the risk of injury may decrease.

Both SUVs provide plenty of advanced features that will help you feel confident behind the wheel, but it's the optional Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist and active lane assist functions that give Q5 drivers extra peace of mind. This feature is particularly helpful in heavy traffic and stop-and-go situations, as it automatically maintains following distances and keeps you centered in your lane.

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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2022 BMW X3: Our Verdict
Audi Q5

There's no doubt the BMX X3 is an impressive vehicle. However, it's the Audi Q5 that wins in every category we reviewed in our 2022 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comparison.

If you want to experience this luxury compact SUV for yourself near Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville, then don't wait. Schedule a test drive at Audi Devon today!

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