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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 BMW X3 Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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MPG - City 23 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 62.7 ft3
Engine
  • 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 382-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 248 - 382 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 185.9 - 186.1 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 74.4 - 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi Q5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the BMW X3, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X3 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the BMW X3, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Audi Q5 or the BMW X3, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the BMW X3. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X3.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the BMW X3, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi Q5 has a little more horsepower than the BMW X3.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the BMW X3.