Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

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

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 2023 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, or Phoenixville, PA.



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Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are known for their power. In fact, both SUVs can be equipped with three separate powertrains to achieve the dynamic drive you’re looking for. If you’re interested in power and fuel conservation, the Audi Q5 has what you’re looking for.

Thrilling Power

The 2023 Q5 is both practical and fun to drive, maintaining composure around turns while also providing a comfortable ride. It can be powered by three separate engines that are sure to kick up some thrills.

40 TFSI® Engine 201 HP
45 TFSI® Engine 261 HP
55 TFSI® e Engine 362 HP

On the other hand, the BMW X3 can also be outfitted with three separate engines, each more powerful than the last. So, you’ll be able to satisfy your need for speed in either luxury SUV. However, the Audi Q5 is available with a plug-in hybrid model. With hybrid technology on board, you can coast on the highway and avoid frequent fill-ups with ease. The X3 goes without a fuel-conserving model.

Sure-Footed Travels

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 all-wheel drive as needed. As fun as the BMW X3 may be to drive, it only offers AWD as an upgrade. In the base trim, rear-wheel drive will help lead the way.

Audi Q5

As luxury SUVs, the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 know a thing or two about how to keep their passengers comfortable. In fact, both vehicles are designed with you in mind, which means you’ll find modern amenities as well as cozy seating in either SUV to make the miles fly by.

Calm, Cool, and Collected

Being luxury SUVs, the 2023 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 3-zone automatic climate control system come standard on both vehicles.

This feature allows you, your copilot, and your rear passengers to set individual temperatures within their respective areas. No need to fight over the cabin’s temperature anymore!

Luxurious Amenities Come Standard

While the 3-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:

  • Heated front seats
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Leather upholstery
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

With these seating amenities, every ride will feel like a seat in first class.

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:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Side assist
  • Parking system plus

On top of these features, both the Q5 and the X3 come with an additional model-specific safety feature that steps in when an unavoidable collision is detected: Audi pre sense® basic and rear and city and the BMW Active Protection System. By automatically pretensioning the safety belts and closing all windows, the risk of injury may decrease.

Prepared for Your Commutes

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 a safe following distance and keeps you centered within your lane.

Which SUV Are You Choosing?
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’ve reviewed in our 2023 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comparison.

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

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