When comparing the 2020 Audi Q5's and the 2020 BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi Q5 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The 2020 BMW X3 has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi Q5's and the 2020 BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi Q5 is a better car than the 2020 BMW X3.
2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 BMW X3 Pricing
A used 2020 Audi Q5 ranges from $32,773 to $43,564 while a used 2020 BMW X3 is priced between $33,308 to $46,571.
2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 BMW X3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Audi Q5 loses 57.3 percent of its value and the 2020 BMW X3 loses 57 percent of its value. This means the 2020 BMW X3 retains 0.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Audi Q5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Audi Q5’s base engine makes 362 horsepower, and the 2020 BMW X3 base engine makes 288 horsepower. The Q5 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 373 miles. This gives the 2020 Audi Q5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 BMW X3. Both models use electricity, premium unleaded.
While the BMW X3 is widely considered the driver’s choice, thanks in no small part to the top-spec X3 M, those who emphasize aesthetics are likely to prefer the Audi Q5, with its sleeker exterior design and more stylish interior. Both models offer 4- and 6-cylinder engines, yet the Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive, whereas it’s an extra-cost option on the X3. Audi also offers a full plug-in hybrid version of the Q5, whereas a 48-volt mild-hybrid setup has replaced the optional plug-in design on the X3. Both manufacturers equip their SUVs with a healthy list of advanced driver assistance systems, but more of them come standard on the Q5. As for infotainment, the X3’s standard touchscreen is more than two inches larger than the Q5’s, while BMW’s iDrive system remains a challenge for some users. The X3 comes with three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance, something Audi does not offer on the Q5.