Head to head front exterior comparison of the 2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 BMW X3 

With so many options on the table when looking for your next luxury SUV, it makes perfect sense to evaluate the differences between the 2019 Audi Q5 vs. 2019 BMW X3. Both of these vehicles have a lot to offer prospective buyers, but only one can be the right choice for your family. Let's take a closer look at some of the key differences such as the price, reviews from other reputable sources, fuel economy ratings, dimensions, and high-performance models. Only then will you be able to pick a winner between the BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 as your next luxury SUV purchase.

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Audi Q5 Price

The price for an Audi Q5 starts at $42,950. While this might seem a little on the high side, it's important to remember that the base model 2019 Audi Q5 Premium comes standard with a lot of features such as smartphone integration, leather upholstery, and Quattro AWD. When you upgrade to the Premium Plus model, you can expect the price on the Audi Q5 to start at $49,950. The 2019 Audi Q5 Prestige has a starting MSRP of $53,850. If you want the ultimate performance machine, you should opt for the Audi SQ5 over the Audi Q5. 2019 Audi SQ5 starting prices: the base 2019 SQ5 premium starts at $52,400 moving up to $58,200 with the Premium Plus SQ5 and topping off at $62,100 for the SQ5 Prestige.

BMW X3 Price

In our Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 showdown, you have to compare pricing. The base price of an X3 sDrive30i is $41,000, which is slightly less than an Audi Q5, but the BMW has less high-tech standard features. The BMW X3 xDrive30i starts at $43,000 and the top trim X3 M40i model has a starting price of $54,650. If you want the top performance X3 offered by BMW, you'll want the 2019 X3 M. The X3 M starts at $69,900 and the X3 M Competition trim starts at $76,900.

Audi Q5 Reviews

Critics can't say enough good about the 2019 Audi Q5. While looking at the reviews on the Audi Q5, you must start with Edmunds. Part of their praise came from the recent chassis changes that the automaker performed. These reviews for the Audi Q5 state that these changes, "deliver a smoother ride than before." Furthermore, they declare that the comfortable and quiet cabin offers premium interior craftsmanship. Don't just listen to one opinion; there are other reviews on the Audi Q5. Car and Driver said it is "quick, comfortable, and infused with the latest technological gadgetry."

BMW X3 Reviews

In a comparison between the two models done by U.S. News & World Report, the winner was labeled as the Audi Q5. The reason for the win was because the Audi is "more upscale and offers more tech features," when compared to the BMW model. Motor Trend also had a list of negative qualities to point out with the BMW X3. This included the fact that the options skyrocket the overall price quickly. Furthermore, Motor Trend felt that the X3 had a firm ride, loud cabin, and wasn't filled with premium cabin materials.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

Side by side interior comparison of the 2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 BMW X3 

The 2019 Q5 exterior dimensions measure in at 184" L x 75" W x 65" H where the 2019 X3 measures at 186" L x 74-75" W x 66" H. Inside the SUVs, the Q5 has a total of 53.1 cubic feet of cargo room but the X3 holds a bit more at 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Both the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 have a max towing capacity of 4,400 lbs.

The X3 gets better fuel economy on their base RWD sDrive30i variant (23 city/30 hwy) but both SUV's AWD variants get very similar MPG ratings (20 city/27-29 hwy). The base model Q5 comes AWD standard where the base model X3 sDrive30i doesn't. For BMW, sDrive indicates that the model is 2WD generally being RWD for almost all BMW vehicles. Each SUV comes with their own high performance variant (SQ5 vs X3 M) that are sure to impress, however, the SQ5 is much more affordable than the X3 M.

Now that we've made the comparison between a 2019 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3, it's clear to see that the Audi comes out on top, once again. Between the long list of standard features, the smooth ride, more affordable top performance models, and premium interior, the Q5 has everything needed to become your next family vehicle.

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2019 Audi Q5 for Sale

The time has never been better to get behind the wheel of a 2019 Audi Q5 for sale in Colorado Springs. As you evaluate what's available, the Audi Q5 should be at the top of your list. You don't have to spend more than necessary to get the luxury SUV you've been dreaming of. With our latest Audi Q5 sale, you can upgrade to a model you love without breaking the bank. Stop by Audi of Colorado Springs to see our most recent Audi Q5 sales today.

Lease an Audi Q5

If you want to save even more money, it's time to consider an Audi Q5 lease. When you lease an Audi Q5, you put out less money each month, and you get the chance to upgrade to a newer model in a few years. It's a win-win situation. Stop by Audi Colorado Springs to test drive some 2019 Audi models and we will get you in the Q5 of your dreams at a price you feel good about.

2019 Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

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