Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

If you're looking to bring excitement, comfort, and versatility to your commutes around Freehold, Marlboro Township, and Monroe Township, you'll want to look at some small luxury SUVs. Two great options in the class are the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3, both of which have received a full overhaul for the 2018 model year, so they're even more comfortable and high-tech than ever. But how do you know which is the best choice for your unique needs?

Our team at Audi Freehold is here to help you answer that question by bringing you this comparison of the 2018 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3. We'll take an in-depth look at what these SUVs have to offer, so you can see which is the better fit for you.

Learn more about the 2018 Audi Q5 by reading our detailed vehicle review.

Audi vs. BMW: Powerful Performance

Under the hood of the 2018 Q5, you'll find a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 252 horsepower paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The X3 comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that puts out 248 horsepower and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Both SUVs come with standard all-wheel drive for superior road grip and great control as well as 18-inch wheels, automatic wipers, and more. The Audi comes in 3 trim levels, while the BMW offers 2 trims for you to choose from.

Q5 vs. X3: Interior Comfort

Both crossover SUVs offer seating for 5 on standard leather upholstery. In the front seat, the Audi delivers 40.9 inches of legroom and 40.2 inches of headroom. The 2018 X3 has 40.3 inches of front legroom and 41.1 inches of headroom. In the back seat, the Q5 has 37.8 inches of legroom and 37.7 inches of headroom, while the X3 has 36.4 inches of rear legroom and 39.1 inches of headroom.  

With all seats in use, the Q5 offers 26.8 cubic feet of cargo space, while the BMW has 28.7 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded flat, you'll have access to a total of 60.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the Q5 and 62.7 cubic feet in the X3.

The front seats are power adjustable, the steering wheel can tilt and telescope, and there's a 40/20/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, and more to keep all passengers comfortable.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3: Technology Features

Inside the cabin of these SUVs, you'll find a variety of modern tech features to help keep you connected and entertained during your drives around Freehold, Marlboro Township, and Monroe Township.

The Q5 comes with a 7-inch infotainment display, and the X3 comes with a 6.5-inch display. You'll get a USB port to keep your devices charged as well as a variety of other features to deliver the best music and entertainment experience. The Q5 comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for advanced smartphone connectivity. These connections also are available on the X3.

2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 BMW X3

If you're ready to make the upgrade to a modern and luxurious compact SUV, you can't go wrong with either of these options. For more information or to schedule a test drive, contact Audi Freehold today.

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