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2019 BMW X3

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2019 Audi Q5

2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 Audi Q5

$41,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$42,950 MSRP
28.7 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Space

25.1 cubic feet
62.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

53.1 cubic feet
248 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

248 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder
258 lb-ft


273 lb-ft
23/30 city/hwy mpg

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

22/27 city/hwy mpg

Are you shopping around for a five-passenger luxury SUV in Chicago? You should take a look at this 2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 Audi Q5 comparison from Perillo BMW. While both luxury vehicles share a number of features, the new BMW X3 has a roomier, and more versatile interior, while providing a better highway mpg, and as well as a more affordable starting MSRP.

Standard Features

Both of these premium crossovers come equipped with a list of standard comfort, convenience, and tech features, including:

  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Parking assist

The BMW X3 also comes with a 12-speaker audio system, while the Audi Q5 sound system only has 10 speakers.

Starting Price

Since the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 offer a similar list of standard features, looking at the starting price for each may be the game-changer for Park Ridge drivers:

  • BMW X3 – Starting MSRP: $41,000
  • Audi Q5 – Starting MSRP: $42,950

Interior Space

Both the X3 and Q5 offer a luxury interior with similar dimensions, which allows comfortable seating for up to five adults. But the BMW offers more cargo space:

  • BMW X3
      • Standard cargo space: 28.7 cubic feet
      • Maximum cargo space: 62.7 cubic feet
  • Audi Q5
    • Standard cargo space: 25.1 cubic feet
    • Maximum cargo space: 53.1 cubic feet

The extra room in the new BMW X3 will come in handy for carrying groceries from Oak Park, or if you are heading out looking for things to do in Chicago.

Performance and Fuel Economy

When you compare the Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 performance specs, you will see that the entry level models of both are powered by a 2.0L I-4 engine, which produces 248 hp. When it comes to fuel economy, they both provide similar city ratings, but the X3 edges out the Q5 with a 30 mpg highway rating, in comparison to the QX’s 27 mpg highway. If you are planning on doing a lot of highway driving around Oak Park, then the BMW X3 is the better option.

Experience the 2019 BMW X3 Today in Chicago

In this Audi vs. BMW comparison, it’s clear that the 2019 BMW X3 has more luxury amenities, a comfortable interior, and an affordable starting price. Compare BMW models like the BMW X3 vs. BMW X1, the BMW X3 vs. BMW X5, the X3 against the competition, and check out our current BMW X3 lease deals, or apply for financing before stopping by our Chicago showroom for a test drive. Give us a call with any questions about our BMW SUV models or to schedule an appointment!

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