BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5
Audi Q5
At a Glance: X3 vs. Q5

If you're looking for an adventurous and compact luxury SUV, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 are sure to be at the top of your list. The question is: Which SUV is right for your journeys through Westchester, Yonkers, or Hartsdale?

Our team at BMW of Westchester has created this BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 comparison so you can see what each SUV has to offer. Let's find out which one is the better fit for your lifestyle!



473 HP | 362 HP
X3 vs Q5


62.7 cu. ft. | 54 cu. ft.
X3 vs Q5


12 | 10
X3 vs Q5
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the BMW X3 compares to the Audi Q5.

When you’re choosing an SUV, you might start by comparing the performance of your favorite models. Both the 2023 BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 offer multiple powertrains, so you'll get to decide how much power and efficiency you want on your every drive.

Performance Powerhouses

If you’re looking to scratch your need for speed itch, you can do so in the BMW X3 M. This model features a maximum 473 horsepower—a performance sure to get your heart pumping.

On the other hand, the Q5’s 55 TFSI® e engine falls short at 362 horsepower.

Efficient Rides

If you're looking for an efficient SUV, both models are great options. These SUVs can help you experience an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.*

Plus, when paired with offered all-wheel drive systems, you’ll be able to enjoy sure-footed control on any terrain you encounter during your next long-distance trip.


Power is important, and so is comfort. When you’re looking for an SUV, you’re expecting tons of space, amenities, and technology. Both the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 live up to, and exceed, these expectations with their offerings.

Step Inside the BMW X3 and Audi Q5

There's room for five passengers in both SUVs. The X3 and the Q5 offer a wide array of luxurious comfort features so you can enjoy every aspect of your drive. Such features include Multi-Zone Climate Control and premium textile seating.

However, the BMW X3 has more cargo space behind the rear seats, which will come in handy when packing up for a business trip or heading out to a remote campsite. There's 62.7 cubic feet to fill up. The Q5 maxes out at 54 cubic feet.

Interior Technology

You'll be able to stay connected with the intuitive infotainment systems in either SUV. They're anchored by a touchscreen that's over 10 inches, but you'll find the multi-input iDrive 7 Operating System of the BMW X3 more user-friendly.

As a part of its Live Cockpit Plus feature, the BMW sports a 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster. The Q5 is available with Virtual Cockpit Plus, which includes a 12.3-inch HD display as well.


Staying safe during your travels is a priority. Whether you know the roads like the back of your hand, or you’re out of town exploring new destinations, you can count on these SUVs to help you stay safe from Point A to Point B.

Smart Safety Technology

When it comes to safety, both the 2023 BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 will be able to keep you and your precious cargo safe on the road, and they will keep you secure during potential or unavoidable collisions. In fact, both models are outfitted with standard safety suites that come with various confidence-inspiring systems, like these on the X3:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning

The 2023 Audi Q5 can be outfitted with several similar safety features.

Easy to Park

When you’re navigating around town and parallel parking, you’ll have help from both SUVs. Each model offers a parking assistance system designed to ensure your confidence. You’ll find standard Park Distance Control, front and rear, on the X3. Meanwhile, Parking system plus comes standard on the Q5.

These features are sure to come in handy if you’re ever parking in the city.

Time to Decide

These SUVs are so closely matched in the safety department, it really comes down to what you're looking for. If your drives through Westchester, Yonkers, or Hartsdale, call for the more powerful and spacious SUV, choose the 2023 BMW X3.

Contact us to schedule a test drive at BMW of Westchester to experience it for yourself!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 X3 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.

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