On the hunt for a luxurious Audi crossover SUV that's spacious, powerful, and full of the most advanced technologies? You're in luck! Audi offers two such vehicles: the 2021 Audi Q3 vs. Audi Q5

With so much to enjoy in both vehicles, SUV shoppers around Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving are probably wondering how they'll choose between them. We at Audi Grapevine are here to help you do just that with this detailed comparison. Learn more below about how these two vehicles compare!

Audi Q3 vs. Audi Q5: Performance

Both the 2021 Audi Q3 and the 2021 Audi Q5 are standardly powered by a turbocharged 2.0L TFSI® engine. While this engine comes paired to a Tiptronic® automatic transmission in both models, you'll find it has differing capabilities depending on which vehicle you choose.

In the Q3, this engine/transmission duo offers up enhanced efficiency with an EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG.* In the Q5, on the other hand, this duo focuses on power by delivering an impressive 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

Both models also offer Audi's iconic quattro® all-wheel drive system. With this drivetrain, you'll have unparalleled traction and handling in all kinds of driving conditions. Sleet, hail, rain, or sunshine, you'll be able to conquer the road in front of you with confidence.

The biggest difference between these models is their optional equipment. The Audi Q5 offers an available plug-in hybrid engine option that pumps out a whopping 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power, you'll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds when the vehicle is properly equipped.

Audi Q3 vs. Audi Q5: Interior

As luxury SUVs, the 2021 Audi Q3 and the 2021 Audi Q5 prioritize interior comfort. That's why both models are standardly upholstered with luxurious leather seating on all five seats and feature a multi-zone automatic climate control system.

Plus, you'll have plenty of space for both passengers and cargo with these spacious dimensions:                           




2021 Audi Q3


2021 Audi Q5


Front / Rear Headroom


39.6 inches / 37.6 inches


39.6 inches / 39.3 inches


Front / Rear Legroom


40 inches / 36.1 inches


40.9 inches / 38 inches


Front / Rear Shoulder Room


56.7 inches / 55.1 inches


57.7 inches / 56.5 inches


Standard / Maximum Cargo


23.7 cubic feet / 48 cubic feet


25.8 cubic feet / 54 cubic feet


When the sun is shining bright, open the sunroof to let the wind in through your hair. This feature comes standard on every Q3 and is optional for the Q5.

The Audi Q3 also lets you set the mood when the sun goes down with the available LED interior lighting package plus. Choose from 30 vibrant colors.

Audi Q3 vs. Audi Q5: Technology

On top of being powerful and comfortable, both the 2021 Audi Q3 and the 2021 Audi Q5 are packed with advanced technology features.

In the Q3, you'll get a standard MMI® touch response infotainment system with handwriting technology. Use the touchscreen to follow Google Earth™ navigation, access smartphone apps, and even write out inquiries that this system can interpret. The Audi Q5 offers all the same features with the exception of its larger standard 10.1-inch MMI® touch display.

Additionally, both Audi SUVs are stacked with the latest driver assistance features, including an available Top view camera system. Right on the touchscreen in the center stack, you'll be able to get a bird's-eye view of the surroundings of your vehicle.

2021 Audi Q3 vs. Audi Q5: The Verdict

As you can see, while their strong suits may differ, both the 2021 Audi Q3 and the 2021 Audi Q5 offer a variety of impressive capabilities and qualities.

Get a closer look at the Q3 and the Q5 at Audi Grapevine. Shoppers around Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at the dealership!


* EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.

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