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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Audi Q5

Date: July 19th, 2021

2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X3


2021 Audi Q5
$43,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$43,300 MSRP
28.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space

25.8 cubic feet
62.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

54.0 cubic feet
25 / 29 mpg

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

23 / 28 mpg

Many Lawrence customers find themselves torn between the popular 2021 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3, and it’s not hard to see why. Both models are known for their luxury and performance, but which is the right choice for you? While the Audi Q5 is a beauty, we think that the BMW X3 simply offers more for the Trenton driver. Take a look at the reasons why we think it’s the better buy.

Q5 vs. X3: Price

Both models are well-equipped with technology and entertainment, but the Audi Q5 starts at a higher price point compared to the BMW X3. And as you’ll see, the BMW X3 offers quite a bit more for your money – as well as continued savings in fueling costs. While the base price points are listed below, don’t forget about offers and incentives to drive down those costs even more.

  • Audi Q5: $43,300 MSRP
  • BMW X3: $43,000 MSRP

Q5 vs. X3: Dimensions

Another area of advantage for the BMW X3 is the cabin size. Both models have space for 5 passengers, but the X3 has quite a bit more cargo space. Whether you have a full cabin of passengers or you’ve folded the seats completely flat, the X3 still has more space for your essentials.

2021 Audi Q5

  • Cargo Volume with Seats Up: 25.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume with Seats Down: 54.0 cubic feet

2021 BMW X3

  • Cargo Volume with Seats Up: 28.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume with Seats Down: 62.7 cubic feet

Q5 vs. X3: Performance

Finally, what about performance between the Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3? While the two share a similar configuration in their 2.0L 4-cylinder engines, they differ in output. The Q5 has slightly elevated specs, but they share the same towing maximum. Further, the BMW X3 gets better mileage. That means that you’ll save money every day on the Hamilton roads by picking the X3 over the Q5!

2021 Audi Q5

  • Horsepower & Torque: 261 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing Max: 4,400 pounds
  • Fuel Economy: 23 city / 28 hwy mpg

2021 BMW X3

  • Horsepower & Torque: 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • TowingMax: 4,400 pounds
  • Fuel Economy: 25 city / 29 hwy mpg

Take Your Test Drive Today at Princeton BMW

You’ve seen our comparison of the Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3, so why not see what the BMW X3 can do in person? If you’re ready to upgrade your driving experience, consider a test drive at Princeton BMW. Our team can get you behind the wheel on the Hamilton roads, so contact us today to get started!

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