2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 Audi Q5 Comparison in Norwalk, CA

Did you know that the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 are the best-selling cars from their respective brands? Even in the world of premium automobiles, the crossover is king and SUVs have replaced sedans and station wagons as the family car of choice. But that still leaves you with a choice between these two popular luxury SUVs! On this page, we'll show you how the 2020 BMW X3 gives you even more value than its rival from Audi. It's bigger, more comfortable, more advanced and offers an even better driving experience. After all, it's a BMW -- and they're not called Ultimate Driving Machines for nothing.

BMW X3 Cargo Area

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Audi Q5: Size

The 2020 BMW X3 is a compact SUV with a taller, squared off shape like a rugged SUV. By contrast, the 2020 Audi Q5 has a lower roofline for a more car-inspired look. However, that lowered roof impinges on headroom and cargo space. You get more headroom in the 2020 BMW X3 as well as 62.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space! You'll only find 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space available in the 2020 Audi Q5.

That said, both models come standard with a power tailgate and aluminium-finish roof rails that make it even easier to transport all kinds of cargo.


BMW X3 Front End

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Audi Q5: Features

On the exterior, you'll find the 2020 BMW X3 equipped with standard LED headlights and fog lights for a modern look and the best visibility. On the 2020 Audi Q5, LED headlights are only available on higher trim levels. And with standard parking sensors, it's easier to squeeze into tight spots with confidence in the BMW X3. Once again, this feature is only available on the Audi Q5 when you pay more for an upgrade.

Climbing inside, you'll find the 2020 BMW X3 comes standard with built-in navigation. This feature will cost you extra on the 2020 Audi Q5. BMW Navigation also comes with natural voice operation -- just speak your destination and get directions. It recognizes normal human speaking patterns, so you don't have to pretend to be a robot just to be understood.

Both cars also come with touchscreen multimedia and smartphone connectivity through Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay™.

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BMW X3 Dashboard

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Audi Q5: Safety

The industry experts agree: the 2020 BMW X3 is among the very safest SUVs on the road! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2020 BMW X3 the best-possible crash test scores across the board, and even dubbed it a 2019 Top Safety Pick+! While the Audi Q5 got the same crash test results, it still didn't impress the IIHS enough to earn any safety accolades from that organization. The 2020 BMW X3 also got a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


BMW X3 On Mountain Road

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Audi Q5: Performance

With identical horsepower from similarly turbocharged four-cylinder engines, these cars will provide very similar levels of quickness. However, the 2020 BMW X3 uses less gas, especially in the city! And since these cars require premium fuel, a few extra MPGs will really add up over time. You'll enjoy the same power for less when you choose the BMW X3.

All-wheel drive is an available upgrade on the 2020 BMW X3, but if you don't need it, the entry-level 2020 BMW X3 provides a sporty and responsive rear-wheel drive layout. That's not something you find on many SUVs in this segment. That includes the 2020 Audi Q5, which comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Best of all, you can add performance upgrades to the 2020 BMW X3 that you can't get on the 2020 Audi Q5! Only the BMW X3 offers available dynamic suspension dampers that react to the current road conditions, variable sport steering and M sport brakes. If you want a family SUV that still handles like a sports car, there's no better choice than BMW.

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Best of all, with a starting MSRP of just $41,950, you can save more than $1,000 at the entry-level when you choose the 2020 BMW X3! Why would you pay more when you're not getting the same utility, technology or refinement from the Audi SUV? We invite you to browse our inventory online or just swing by to see them all for yourself, find the one with the right color and features for your family, then take your test drive.

2020 BMW X32020 Audi Q5
$41,950Starting MSRP*$43,300
25 MPG City / 29 MPG HighwayStandard Fuel Economy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Highway
248Standard Horsepower248
Rear-Wheel Drive (AWD Available)DrivetrainAll-Wheel Drive
62.7 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume53.1 Cubic Feet
LEDStandard HeadlightsBi-Xenon
StandardBuilt-in NavigationAvailable Upgrade
StandardAuto-Dimming Driver's Side Exterior MirrorAvailable Upgrade
StandardAcoustic Parking SensorsAvailable Upgrade
2019 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety AccoladesNone

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.