When comparing the 2018 BMW X3's and the 2018 Audi SQ5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 BMW X3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability and overall quality score. The 2018 Audi SQ5 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2018 BMW X3's and the 2018 Audi SQ5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 BMW X3 is a better car than the 2018 Audi SQ5.
2018 BMW X3 vs. 2018 Audi SQ5 Pricing
A used 2018 BMW X3 ranges from $21,994 to $37,497 while a used 2018 Audi SQ5 is priced between $25,901 to $39,240.
2018 BMW X3 vs. 2018 Audi SQ5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value and the 2018 Audi SQ5 loses 48.8 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Audi SQ5 retains 1.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 BMW X3.
2018 BMW X3 vs. 2018 Audi SQ5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X3 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Audi SQ5's quality rating is 6.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW X3 being ranked 2 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Audi SQ5 being ranked 14 out of 29. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the BMW X3 is ranked 4 and the Audi SQ5 is ranked 30. The BMW X3 is also ranked 5 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Audi SQ5 is ranked 36 out of 67.
2018 BMW X3 vs. 2018 Audi SQ5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X3 is 8.3 out of 10. For the Audi SQ5 the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the BMW X3 an advantage in reliability compared to the Audi SQ5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the 2018 Audi SQ5 base engine makes 354 horsepower. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 499 miles. The SQ5 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. This gives the 2018 BMW X3 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Audi SQ5. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2018 BMW X3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.