2018 Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

If you're looking for a family-friendly SUV to get you from Point A to Point B around West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach, you may be considering Audi and BMW luxury compact SUVs. In this 2018 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comparison from the team at Audi West Palm Beach, we'll compare these two popular vehicles.

 Read our vehicle comparison now, then take a stroll through our inventory to learn more about each of the trim levels available.

2018 BMW X3 and 2018 Audi Q5: Interior Comfort 

While both the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 Audi Q5 are highly sought after options for buyers in the area, it's clear there are some differences between them that you might not have noticed at first glance. Let's start by taking a closer look at the interior dimensions of these two luxury SUVs

The 2018 BMW X3 is a comfortable vehicle. It offers up to 40.3 inches of front legroom and 36.4 inches of rear legroom. The X3 offers 56 inches of rear shoulder room and 57.6 inches of front shoulder room. 

The 2018 Audi Q5 offers substantial space compared to its close competitor. For front legroom, you'll get an extra 0.7 inches in the Q5 over the X3. In front shoulder room, nearly a half inch more is available in the Q5. For taller rear passengers, the Audi's 1.4 inches of extra legroom will help you keep limber on longer rides.

Driving Dynamics in the Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

 When you're buying a luxury SUV, you want to know you're going to be comfortable no matter how long your commute or road trip may be. Most of your comfort comes from the driving dynamics of the vehicle. You want a smooth and powerful ride quality to get you to work every day. 

The 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 BMW X3 are both powered by 2.0L engines that deliver the power of 252 and 248 horses, and 273 and 258 lb-ft of torque, respectively. That gives the 2018 Audi a slight leg up in acceleration. Upgrade to the 3.0L engines, and you'll see a power gap that grows to 54 horses in the Audi Q5's favor.

The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 both come standard with all-wheel drive in 2018, for better traction on those wet Florida roads during and after heavy rainstorms. But, if you do a lot of driving in stop-and-go traffic, you'll enjoy the Q5's EPA-estimated 23 city MPG, which outperforms the X3's 21 city MPG.1 You'll benefit from fewer trips to the gas pump.

Schedule a Test Drive of Your Favorite Luxury SUV 

Both of these vehicles no doubt perform strongly in the compact luxury SUV class. Which one will you choose? The 2018 Audi Q5 is in the showroom right now at your local Audi dealership near West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. Take a closer look at the vehicle in our expansive online inventory, and then schedule a test drive at Audi West Palm Beach.


1 23 city/27 highway MPG (2018 Q5 TFSI® with seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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