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The 2017 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

August 19, 2016

The Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 sit on the same high tier in this year’s lineup of mid-sized luxury SUVs, offering New Jersey drivers something sporty but comfortable, stylish but family-friendly. Nothing else in the category really competes, despite the many new entries to this increasingly popular niche of vehicle. However, most of us aren’t in the market for two similar vehicles, and only one can be crowned winner. This begs the question… which is truly the pinnacle of the luxury compact crossover this year? It’s the head-to-head showdown that we’ve been waiting for and this is a match we simply can’t look away from.

Let's break down this Audi Q5 vs BMW X3 comparison:


Round One: Style

When it comes to style and design of the Audi A5 vs. the BMW X3, it is hard to quantify which is better. However, we can look at what each of these vehicles is trying to do and how well it succeeds in its intentions, especially as it pertains to tri-state drivers. The Audi Q5 crossover design achieves what is arguably the most cohesive on the market, throwing a one-two punch of simplistic style, portraying a classically ‘Audi’ presentation that doesn’t read too ‘SUV’ or too ‘luxury car’. The X3 isn't hideous by any measure, but its form is one that we’ve been before in other crossovers. We’re ringing the bell for the Q5 in this round.

Round Two: Luxurious Convenience

Both vehicles have come to the battled prepared, packed to the brim with luxury features and tech. However, the Audi Q5 eases ahead thanks to a set of features that lend themselves to more real-world applications. You’ll be awed by the easily controlled infotainment and entertainment systems, tools to assist with driving, and other luxury staples of both, but you’ll be using more of the Q5's than the X3's once the novelty wears off.

Round Three: Knockout Performance

When comparing the Audi Q5's 3.0 TDI vs the BMW X3's 3.0 D engines, it is safe to say that both offer exceptional fuel economy and performance. While both function well on and off the road, BMW functions as a rear-wheel drive vehicle, while Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system comes standard in the Q5. We coin this Audi Q5 navigation and performance advantage as a clear winner for New Jersey drivers looking for traction, safety, and versatility. 

Round Four: Price

In terms of Audi Q5 pricing vs. BMW X3 pricing, both fall into roughly the same range, starting at $40k and optioning up past $60k for their fullest-featured, most powerful variants. In theory, the best-apportioned Q5 hybrid engine will help save money over time, giving it an edge when looking at the overall impact on your wallet. And when you’ve got NJ Audi dealership financing in your back pocket, you’re on the best track for your money!

The final verdict of this Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 review...

Both vehicles offer drivers and their families an excellent experience, but for the typical driver in New Jersey, the Audi Q5 does provide a superior ride. To make sure it’s the right vehicle for you, be sure to visit DCH Millburn Audi for a test drive; it’s one thing to read about how something drives and see the feature list, and another entirely to take it out for a spin! Together, our dealership team will help you land behind the wheel of an Audi that you'll love.

To experience the fine details of this standout vehicle or to discover the latest Audi lease deals, contact us, call 877-676-2084, or visit DCH Millburn Audi in Maplewood, NJ.