Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 | Columbia, SC

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How Does the 2018 Audi Q5 Compare to the Competition in Columbia, SC, near Florence and Lexington?

If you have found yourself lusting over luxury vehicles lately, you have likely come to realize that there are no shortage of options to choose from - especially for drivers that aren't especially loyal to any specific brand. Perhaps trust comes with the proper introduction and time spent with the right luxury vehicle, like the Audi Q5; a crossover that looks sharp, drives smooth and is well-appointed with all of the right amenities. While the Audi Q5 is an obvious choice for some Columbia drivers, if you're still shopping around you may be considering other luxury crossovers, like the BMW X3. To help you with your decision, we invite you to take a look at the comparison that we have compiled below.

The Audi Q5 vs. The BMW X3

From a distance, the Q5 and X3 midsize models resemble each other in appearance and size, however, with the 2018 model, there are several different factors inside and out that make drivers lean toward the trustworthiness the Audi Brand provides. Let's look at the facts.

  • Performance: The Audi Q5 is powered by a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter I4 engine with an auto-shift transmission and Quattro┬« all-wheel drive with Ultra┬« Technology drivetrain. The Q5 offers more power and better handling compared to the BMW base model X3 with only a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drivetrain.
  • Luxury amenities: Drivers want to experience every aspect of a luxury vehicle and nothing is better than having a vehicle that can perform as well as it feels. The Q5 comes standard with leather seating and driver lumbar support, ten speakers, and voice activated radio. These are mere options for the BMW X3.

  • Price: The Audi Q5 base MSRP is $41,500 which is slightly higher in price than the BMW X3 at $40,050. Keep in mind, however, that the extra amenities BMW offers that are not included in the standard X3 model instantly increase the sales amount if you want the added options, whereas certain amenities are included in the Audi Q5. When you choose Audi, many of options for the BMW come standard with your purchase.
  • Ratings: The BMW X3 was given a 3.9-star rating on which is slightly above average, however, the Edmunds consumer rating for the 2017 Audi Q5 was given a 4.3-star rating.
  • Safety: Both SUVs have similar safety features and driver assistance options, however, the Q5 has led the way in past years' models with innovative safety technology. It wasn't until recent years that other brands began to catch up; you can still count on Audi, and the Q5, to provide innovations in the name of safety.

Find Your Q5 Luxury SUV at Audi Columbia| Proudly Serving Drivers in Columbia, Chapin, and Irmo, SC

When you're ready to step into the world of a luxurious 2018 Audi Q5, feel free to schedule a test drive by contacting a member of our sales team at (888) 415.8520 or stop by our dealership at 6301 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223. We are convenient to Audi fans from Lexington to Florence and beyond, and we look forward to seeing you soon.