If you're thinking about getting behind the wheel of a new luxury SUV, you may already know that they bring comfort, a fun drive, and advanced technologies to the streets of Dallas and Clarks Summit.

If you're torn between the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3, our team at Audi Wyoming Valley is here to help. Below, you'll find our Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 comparison. Let's see who comes out on top!

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: Performance

You'll find similar 2.0L engines beneath the hood of both models. Both SUVs generate an identical amount of horsepower, but the Audi Q5 has an advantage when it comes to its 45 TFSI® engine. It generates 273 lb-ft of torque. The 258 lb-ft produced by the TwinPower Turbo engine of the BMW X3 just doesn't compare!

When it comes to all-weather control, you'll need a capable all-wheel-drive system. While both SUVs offer one, only the quattro® all-wheel drive of the Q5 comes standard. The xDrive all-wheel-drive-system of the X3 is only available on specific trim levels.

Both SUVs come with selectable driving modes to personalize performance, but you'll have more choices with the Q5. Its Audi drive select offers five driving modes. The Driving Dynamics Control of the X3 is maxed out at just three modes.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: Interior Versatility

If you're looking for interior comfort, both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 come standard with a three-zone automatic climate control system that lets you and your passengers choose the ideal temperature. Adding to that, they both offer over 41 inches of headroom up front and more than 39 inches for the folks in the back.

The Audi Q5 separates itself from the competition by including standard leather-trimmed seats. Plus, the standard heated front seats will keep you cozy during a cold morning commute. The BMW X3 offers leather-trimmed seats with heated settings, but they don't come standard.

Both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 can give you access to the apps and music that you love with Apple CarPlay® compatibility. You can be sure your favorite smartphone will sync up with Android Auto™ integration, standard only in the Q5.

Smart Safety Features

The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 both offer systems that prepare the vehicle in the event of a collision. Audi pre sense® city can initiate emergency braking and help to stop the vehicle under 25 MPH prior to a collision, while the X3's Active Protection System can close the windows, tighten the safety belts, and activate post-crash braking.

You'll have available rear cross-traffic alert systems with both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. It'll be on the lookout for vehicles in those hard-to-see places, so you'll be more confident when backing out of a tight spot in either model.

To give you more parking prowess, both models offer acoustic sensors in the front and rear. They'll alert you when you get too close to a potential obstacle.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: The Verdict

While the BMW X3 put up a good fight, the Audi Q5 came out victorious with more power and advanced technology. If you'd like to see what it can bring to your next drive in Dallas and Clarks Summit, come visit us at Audi Wyoming Valley.

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