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Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

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.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,484 - $58,812

Used Asking Price:

$35,330 - $49,732

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,787 - $64,090

Used Asking Price:

$36,367 - $55,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
4 / 29
9 / 67
12 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 29
2 / 29
6 / 67
9 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.0T quattro Premium Plus, 2.0T quattro Prestige, 2.0T quattro Premium Plus S line, 2.0T quattro Prestige S line, 2.0T quattro Premium, 2.0T quattro Premium S line

Trim Levels

xDrive30i, M40i, sDrive30i

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

236 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 537 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 499 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

28.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

62.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

65.5 inches

Length:

184.3 inches

Wheelbase:

111 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

66 inches

Length:

185.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/50R19