When we compare the Audi SQ5's and the BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the Audi SQ5 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The BMW X3 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Audi SQ5's and the BMW X3's specifications and ratings, the BMW X3 is a better car than the Audi SQ5.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X3 Pricing
A used 2023 Audi SQ5 ranges from $56,394 to $70,486 while a used 2023 BMW X3 is priced between $43,999 to $63,839. For a new model, the Audi SQ5's price is between $65,075 and $76,703, with the BMW X3 priced between $50,197 and $68,819.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi SQ5 loses 48.8 percent of its value and the BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value. This means the Audi SQ5 retains 1.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X3.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X3 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi SQ5 is 6.8 out of 10 while the BMW X3's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Audi SQ5 being ranked 14 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the BMW X3 being ranked 2 out of 29. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the Audi SQ5 is ranked 36 and the BMW X3 is ranked 5.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X3 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi SQ5 is 5.9 out of 10. For the BMW X3 the reliability rating is 8.3 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 Audi SQ5’s base engine makes 349 horsepower, and the BMW X3 base engine makes 248 horsepower. The SQ5 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 499 miles. This gives the BMW X3 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi SQ5. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the BMW X3 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.