2019 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5

BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 Manhattan

There are plenty of worthy competitors in the luxury SUV market, and you probably know that the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 are two of the strongest candidates. The question is: Which one is the better choice for you and your family?

To help drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens choose the luxury SUV that has the capability and versatility that they need, our team here at BMW of Manhattan Inc. has put together this 2019 BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 comparison. Keep reading to see who comes out on top!

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The standard 2.0L TwinPower Turbo engine of the 2019 BMW X3 is capable of producing 248 horsepower. Likewise, the standard 2.0L 45 TFSI® engine of the Audi Q5 also turns out 248 horsepower.

While the Audi Q5 only has one engine option, the X3 gives you the ability to upgrade your power with its available engine. The 3.0L TwinPower Turbo cranks out 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, it’s coupled with the standard 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic transmission. It’ll provide you with a smoother ride than the 7-speed automatic transmission of the Q5.

2019 BMW X3 Engine Specs

Finally, when it comes to getting the grip and control that you expect from an SUV, both vehicles come with all-wheel drive capability. The BMW X3 has the xDrive all-wheel drive system, while the Q5 comes with quattro® all-wheel drive.

Space and Comfort

When it comes time to ensure everyone’s comfort and keep them connected, these SUVs will make it look easy.

They come with Automatic 3-zone climate control, so you and your passengers can choose the ideal temperature. Plus, the available heated steering wheel will help you fend off the winter cold. The X3, however, has available 14-way power front seats. That means you’ll be able to customize your support just a little bit more than with the available 8-way power front seats of the Audi Q5.

They both have plenty of storage space and standard fold-flat seating that’ll let you maximize that space. It’s the BMW X3 that has the extra cargo room that you need. It offers 62.7 cubic feet of space, where the Q5 is maxed out at 53.1 cubic feet.

Innovative Safety

2019 BMW X3 Safety

These SUVs come with advanced safety features that’ll look out for you and your family while you’re on the go.

For starters, both models come standard with systems that can detect imminent collisions and prepare the vehicle by pretensioning the safety belts, closing the windows, and activating post-crash braking. It’s called the Active Protection System with the 2019 BMW X3, and Audi pre sense® basic on the Audi Q5.

Thanks to the standard Audi pre sense® city and the Active Guard system, both vehicles are also armed with features like:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Automatic City Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Daytime Pedestrian Detection

No matter where your adventure leads, both SUVs will look out for your safety.

2019 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5: We Have a Winner!

This competition was a close one, but with a more powerful engine and more cargo room, the BMW X3 managed to come out on top. The only thing left for you to do now is to take this victorious SUV to the streets of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Then you’ll be able to tell if it’s really the right vehicle for you. Schedule a test drive at BMW of Manhattan Inc. today!