Our team here at Ira Audi of Peabody wrote this comparison between the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 BMW X3 for our drivers in Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, and the surrounding Massachusetts towns and cities.2018 Audi Q5 in Navarra Blue Metallic 

Why? Because both of these SUVs are pretty cool, and we want to help you decide which automobile is right for your lifestyle. Feel free to contact us with any further questions. Until then, keep on reading!

  Audi Q5 BMW X3
Front Legroom 40.9 Inches  39.9 Inches 
 Front Shoulder Room  57.7 Inches  57.3 Inches 
 Engine  2.0 TFSI® engine TwinPower Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder inline engine

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3 Interior

We'll get things going with an overview of the 2018 Audi Q5's interior dimensions, as this vehicle gives you (and your family and friends) plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Oh, and it's great for cargo, too!

We're talking about 40.2 inches of headroom, 40.9 inches of legroom, and 57.7 inches of shoulder room for the front passengers; and, for the rear passengers, you've got 37.7 inches of headroom, 37.8 inches of legroom, and 56.5 inches of shoulder room. There's even a max cargo capacity of 60.4 cubic feet, ok?

On the other hand, we're not as impressed with the 2018 BMW X3's interior dimensions. In this SUV, you can only look forward to 39.9 inches of front legroom and 57.3 inches of front shoulder room, as well as 36.5 inches of rear legroom and 56.0 inches of rear shoulder room. In other words, it can't measure up! 

2018 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 Specs

While passenger and cargo measurements are important, we want to get to the crux of the matter. And, since these are SUVs that we're talking about, the crux of the matter is performance.

The Audi Q5's state-of-the-art 2.0 TFSI® engine takes the road by storm with up to 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. When you combine numbers like that with its renowned quattro® all-wheel drive system and its smooth dual-clutch seven-speed S-tronic® automatic transmission, you're good to go!

Then, on the other side of the spectrum, there's the BMW X3. We're not terribly interested in either its TwinPower Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder inline engine, nor its 3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder inline engine. After all, the four-cylinder model only squeaks out 248 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque.

High-Tech Cabin Amenities

Finally, we'll take a look at a few of the high-tech features that you'll encounter in the Audi Q5's cabin:2018 Audi Q5 Interior 

  • Audi Smartphone Interface
  • MMI® all-in-touch with handwriting recognition technology
  • Audi connect®
  • Head-Up Display

While the BMW X3's cabin features its own version of a few of the technologies listed above, well... We can't say that they're as good. However, we encourage you to find out for yourself in a test drive today.

Do you want to test drive the Audi Q5 today? Contact us at Ira Audi of Peabody!

Regardless of whether you live in Beverly, Danvers, or Peabody, MA, you can test drive the 2018 Audi Q5 today at Ira Audi of Peabody. Unfortunately, we can't help you with the 2018 BMW X3... But that's okay!

If you'd like to schedule your test drive soon, just call us on the phone, stop by in person, or chat online.

See how the Audi Q5 compares to the Lexus RX350 in this car comparison.


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