Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

Both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are excellent vehicles. When it's time to decide between the two, putting them in a head-to-head comparison is a great way to see how they stack up against each other. When you do, you'll see that there are some major differences.

That's exactly what our team at Audi Devon found in our 2019 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comparison. Read on to see what these SUVs can bring to your drives near Devon and Malvern.

Interior Measurements and Seating

When comparing these two vehicles, what immediately jumps out is the seating arrangements and measurements. Up front, the Audi Q5 bests the BMW X3 in three major categories:


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Shoulder Room (inches)



Those in the back seat have plenty of room, too. There's 39.3 inches of rear headroom in the Q5, compared to just 39.1 inches in the X3. Plus, there's 37.8 inches of rear legroom in the Q5, whereas the BMW X3 only has 36.4 inches. Simply put, there's just more space to stretch out and enjoy the ride when you're inside the Audi Q5.

Another major difference between these two cars is the seats themselves. The Audi Q5 comes standard with the premium comfort of leather-trimmed seats. Leather seats are only an optional addition in the X3. Instead, it comes standard with leatherette seating, which, while comfortable, doesn't provide the sophistication of true leather.

Infotainment and Tech Features

If you're going to be on the road for a while, you might as well enjoy your time inside your SUV. Audi has upgraded the infotainment options in the 2019 Q5 with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ technology. This makes it easy to link up a compatible smartphone to the touchscreen and have access to your favorite apps and music.

The BMW X3, on the other hand, offers plenty of infotainment features, including Apple CarPlay®. Android Auto™, however, isn't available, which may leave some drivers without the connectivity they need.

For music lovers, both vehicles offer outstanding available sound systems. The 2019 X3 is equipped with the available 16-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system, but the Q5 will provide more of a concert-like experience with the available 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen® surround sound system.

Performance and Driving

Of course, seating, tech, and infotainment features are great, but they're even better when the SUV has a dynamic performance. While both SUVs certainly provide that, you'll get more with the 2019 Audi Q5. It comes standard with the 2.0L turbocharged TFSI® engine, whereas the X3 comes with the 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine.

Both engines provide the same amount of horsepower at 248. The Audi Q5, however, boasts a higher amount of torque. It cranks out 273 lb-ft, while the BMW X3 can only manage 258. That also means you'll be able to get up to speed a bit faster in the Q5.

Finally, when it comes to taking on adverse weather conditions, both SUVs come with a capable all-wheel drive system. The only difference is that the quattro® all-wheel drive of the Audi Q5 comes standard, while the xDrive of the X3 is only optional.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: The Final Decision

Through this comparison, you've had an opportunity to learn about what both luxury SUVs have to offer. Thanks to the spacious interior, advanced technology, and extra driving capability, it's easy to see that the 2019 Audi Q5 is the clear winner.

Stop by Audi Devon today and schedule a test drive! We've seen many Devon and Malvern drivers leave our lot happy in a new car-and you may be next!

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