Comparing the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 near Atlanta

What is The Best Luxury SUV near Atlanta for Me?

If you're in the market for a compact luxury SUV in the Atlanta area with great performance, executive style, and uncompromisingly luxurious accommodations, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Audi Q5. Delivering standard all-wheel drive, a vast array of available tech, unmatched interior craftsmanship, and plenty of room for front and rear passengers, it's no wonder the Audi Q5 was awarded Compact Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2019 by Kelley Blue Book1.

With the Audi Q5, Audi is at the top of its game, the competition has been having issues keeping pace. The BMW X3 provides worthy competition, but, upon closer inspection, ultimately falls short of the bar set by the Audi Q5.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

 

 

Features

Luxury SUVs inherently carry price tags higher than those of standard non-premium models, so they should come equipped to match. The Audi Q5 offers a number of standard features that are noticeably absent from the base trim of the BMW X3. And some aren’t offered at all.

  • For example, the Audi Q5 features standard keyless entry and ignition. The BMW X3 is equipped with push button ignition at the standard level, but keyless entry is only available as a package add-on.

  • The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 both offer basic infotainment at the base level. However, the Audi Q5 features smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The BMW X3 offers Apple CarPlay only if you buy BMW’s premium package. Android Auto isn’t even available on the BMW X3

  • Audi pre sense® city comes standard on the Audi Q5. It monitors for cornering and stationary leading vehicles as well as pedestrians. Functionable at speeds of up to 52 mph, it can alert the driver of an impending collision and even provide automatic emergency braking if necessary to avoid or mitigate possible damage. The BMW X3 does not offer a single advanced driver assistance feature at the base level.

Engine & Drivetrain

The engines of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are similarly matched, but Audi manages to edge out BMW here as well. Both models get their power from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 248 horsepower. However, the Audi Q5 gets 273 pound-feet of torque to the BMW X3’s 258 pound-feet. That means greater acceleration and more confidence while executing a pass on the highway.

The Audi Q5 also boasts enhanced directional stability and dynamic handling thanks to Audi’s legendary quattro® all-wheel drive system. Providing greater grip and improved cornering in all conditions, all-wheel drive is standard on the Audi Q5. All-wheel drive is available on the BMW X3, but only if you pay more.

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Interior

If comfort is in important to you, Audi’s luxurious interior has you covered. The Audi Q5 offers an immaculately constructed cabin with premium materials and elegant styling throughout. Audi’s attention to detail is unmatched in the segment, and that fact is apparent as soon as you get inside. The BMW X3, while technically a luxury SUV as well, isn’t as impressive. In fact, the experts at Edmunds.com noted that “the leather, plastic, wood and other trim look a touch behind the curve.2

The Audi Q5 also boasts greater space for both the driver and passengers. When compared to the BMW X3, the Audi Q5 offers more front head room, front leg room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and rear shoulder room.

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1source: https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/best-buy-awards-compact-luxury-suv-crossover/2100006039/
2source: https://www.edmunds.com/bmw/x3/

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