BMW X3 vs Audi Q5
On the hunt for a luxury SUV that’s not only spacious, but also powerful, efficient, and packed with technology features? You’re in the right place! Both the 2019 BMW X3 and the 2018 Audi Q5 offer all of these impressive characteristics and more.
So, how will shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth choose between them? We at BMW of Arlington are here to help you do just that with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how these two vehicles stack up against each other when it comes to performance, space, and technology!
X3 vs Q5: Performance
Standardly leading the way in both the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 is a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. This engine puts out around an impressive 250 horsepower in both models. However, you’ll find that the X3 boasts enhanced fuel economy on top of plenty of power.
The X3’s standard engine comes paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission. With this transmission, the X3 achieves a respectable EPA-estimated 30 highway MPG. The Q5, with its 7-speed automatic transmission, achieves just an EPA-estimated 27 MPG on the highway.
One more difference between the X3 and the Q5 is the X3’s second available engine. While the Q5 offers just one engine, the X3 goes above and beyond with its available TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder incline engine. With this powertrain, you’ll manufacture a whopping 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
X3 vs Q5: Comfort & Space
Inside both the 2019 BMW X3 and the 2018 Audi Q5, you’ll have five spacious seats with 40+ inches of front legroom and 39+ inches of rear headroom. No matter which seat you sit in, you’ll have plenty of wiggle room.
When it comes to cargo, though, the X3 truly delivers. With all five seats upright and in place, this model offers 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space to fit all your things and the whole family. Still need more space? Use the 40/20/40-split folding rear seats to utilize every inch of the X3’s 62.7 total cubic feet of cargo space.
Compare this expansive amount of packing room to that of the Q5. In this model, you’ll only have 26.8 cubic feet of cargo space with all five seats up and 60.4 cubic feet of space if you fold them down.
X3 vs Q5: Advanced Tech
As luxury vehicles, the 2019 BMW X3 and the 2018 Audi Q5 offer some of the most highly sought-after technology features on the market. Both models offer multi-faceted infotainment systems, navigation, smartphone integration, head-up displays, and even built-in Wi-Fi hotspots.
There are a few advanced technology features that you’ll miss out on in the Q5, though, starting with the X3’s available 3D Surround View. This feature lets you remotely view your vehicle from any angle right on your smartphone using the BMW Connected App.
The X3 also offers available Gesture Control. This advanced feature lets you use hand gestures to operate certain selected functions, such as changing the audio volume, answering and rejecting phone calls, and more.
BMW X3 vs Audi Q5: Which One?
As you can see, the 2019 BMW X3 comes out on top in every category. Now, it’s time to get behind the wheel and get the full experience of this impressive luxury SUV. Shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth should give us a call at BMW of Arlington today to schedule a test drive!