2017 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 BMW X3

 

Boasting the kind of stylish and sleek exterior that will turn heads in the Joliet and Aurora areas, the 2017 Audi Q5 is one of the year's most luxurious crossover SUVs. The Audi Q5 features a performance that inspires confidence throughout the Naperville and Wheaton roads. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the 2017 BMW X3, and see how impressive the Q5 is for yourself.

Performance

Sporting a 2.0L 4-cylinder 16-valve TFSI engine, the new Audi Q5 delivers 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of available torque. This translates to a smooth and robust ride, and its quattro all-wheel drivetrain makes for a versatile and adaptable ride. Its eight speed Tiptronic automatic transmission makes the ride easier, and its more nuanced capabilities make it a more effortlessly graceful car than its competitors. And with a balanced 110.5-inch wheelbase, the Q5 offers stability and precision, turning tightly without sacrificing the size of its interior cabin.

The 2017 BMW X3's 2.0L TwinPower inline 4-cylinder engine does offer drivers 240 horsepower, but it only gets the same top speed as the Q5 - 130 miles per hour. Moreover, its all wheel drivetrain can make for a sluggish overall ride. This can also impede performance and make it difficult to turn with the same nimble agility as the Audi Q5. This difference in drivetrain can make a big difference, as the Q5 and the X3 are nearly identical in size. It's also important to note the differences in suspension: the Q5 features a trapezoidal-link rear suspension, which provides both responsive, complex handling and incredible comfort, while the X3 offers a four-wheel independent suspension, which makes for a less-assured ride.

Features

Next we'll take a look at the features of both vehicles. We'll start by examining the Audi Q5:  

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Ten-speaker Audi concert audio system
  • Sirius XM
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Adaptive cruise control 

Now let's take a look at the features available on the BMW X3:

  • SensaTec upholstery
  • Nine-speaker audio system
  • Pre-wiring for Sirius XM
  • HD Radio
  • Dynamic cruise control

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 BMW X3 is undeniably comfortable and competitive, but the best it can offer is a comparable quality to the 2017 Audi Q5. The two cars are nearly identical in size, and they achieve nearly identical levels of power and nearly identical fuel economy. They both hit the same top speeds, but the Audi's handling and performance slightly edges out the BMW X3's - and the same is true when it comes to interior features.

Try the 2017 Audi Q5 at Continental Audi of Naperville

If you're a driver in the Oswego, Downers Grove, Joliet, Aurora, Geneva, Wheaton, or Naperville area, you can learn more about the 2017 Audi Q5 at 1527 Aurora Avenue in Naperville, IL. You can also contact us online or call us at 888-379-2106 with any questions about the 2017 Audi Q5 and how it compares to the 2017 BMW X3.