It's no secret that the 2020 Audi Q5 and the 2020 BMW X3 are two of the most popular luxury SUVs among drivers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, and Grapevine. Which one is a better fit for your lifestyle?

In this comparison, we at Audi Grapevine will help you answer that question by showing you how these two vehicles stack up against each other in terms of performance, interior space, and technology. Read ahead to learn more!

Q5 vs X3: Performance

The Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 have quite a bit in common under the hood. Both are powered by 2.0L 4-cylinder engines as well as advanced automatic transmission systems that offer higher-than-average fuel economy.

However, you'll see these powertrains start to differ when you take a look at their power outputs. The Q5 and the X3 both deliver an impressive 248 horsepower. When it comes to giddy-up, though, the X3 falls behind with 258 lb-ft of torque, while the Q5 pulls ahead with 273 lb-ft of torque.

Not only will you get a bit more pickup in the Q5, but you'll also get a standard quattro® all-wheel drive system with ultra® technology. For all-wheel drive capability in the X3, you'll need to upgrade from the base trim.

Q5 vs X3: Interior Space

As competitively capable crossover SUVs, the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 offer up plenty of interior space. In both vehicles, you'll have 25+ cubic feet to take advantage of with all seats in place. However, you can expand your cargo space with standard split-folding rear seats.

Both models also sport five spacious seats. The following dimensions give you an idea of how much space you'll have depending on which seat you choose in either model:


2020 Audi Q5

2020 BMW X3

Front/Rear Headroom

41.7 inches/39.3 inches

41.1 inches/41.1 inches

Front/Rear Legroom

41 inches/37.8 inches

40.3 inches/36.4 inches


Shoulder Room

57.7 inches/56.5 inches

57.6 inches/56 inches

As you can see, the Q5 has a bit more wiggle room than the X3 for all five passengers. In this model, you'll be comfortable no matter where you're sitting.

Q5 vs X3: Technology

As luxury vehicles, the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are equipped with some of the most impressive technology features on the market.

The Q5 comes standardly equipped with an Audi smartphone interface, including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ as well as a 7-inch rearview camera display. You can upgrade your smartphone interface to include even more features, like turn-by-turn navigation via Google Maps™, live traffic, and weather updates, and even an in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

You'll get some of these features with the X3. However, you'll only have one infotainment screen for all of your technology features to share, so you won't be able to multi-task as you can in the Q5.

2020 Audi Q5 vs 2020 BMW X3: Which One?

There's a clear winner here, and it's the 2020 Audi Q5. Now that you've had a taste of what this luxury crossover can do, come down to Audi Grapevine to experience it for yourself. Shoppers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call!

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