2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X3


2021 Audi Q5
$43,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$43,300 MSRP
28.7 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Space

25.1 cubic feet
62.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

53.1 cubic feet

Navigation with Voice Activation

Requires Upgrade


25/29 city/hwy mpg

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

23/28 city/hwy mpg

Shopping for a new luxury crossover SUV in Normal? The Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are both solid choices, offering strong performance and robust towing, well-appointed interiors, and loads of convenient features. In this 2021 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 match-up from BMW of Bloomington, we’ll take a closer look at the interior features, cargo space, and engine options to help you find out which is the better SUV for you.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3: Interior Features

Both of these luxury SUVs come with starting prices that are just about the same; $43,000 for the X3 and $43,300 for the Q5. With either model, you’ll get standard features such as keyless ignition, Bluetooth® connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted controls, and dual-zone automatic climate control. However, like other BMW SUV models, the X3 includes more premium features as standard than the competition. Behind the wheel of the BMW X3, you’ll enjoy the following as standard:


  • 12-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system with voice activation
  • 10-way power front sport seats with driver memory settings


You can have these features in an Audi Q5, but it will cost you extra to get them. The Q5 comes standard with:


  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Button-controlled Navigation
  • 8-way power front bucket seats


Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3: Cargo Space

You should also note that the X3 cargo space is more generous than what you’ll get in the Q5. Compare the cargo specs of each SUV below to see which provides more room for you to bring along all of the gear you need on your next adventure outside of Decatur.


  • X3 Cargo Space (behind the 2nd-row/behind the 1st-row): 28.7cubic feet/62.7 cubic feet
  • Q5 Cargo Space (behind the 2nd-row/behind the 1st-row: 25.1 cubic feet/53.1 cubic feet

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3: Powertrains & Specs

A premium SUV should offer a winning combination of powerful yet efficient performance. While the Audi vs. BMW engine specs are similar, we think you’ll find that the X3 will provide superior handling on the Pekin roads, while offering better fuel economy.


BMW X3 Powertrains

  • Standard 2.0L 4-cylinder Engine – 248 hp / 258 lb-ft of torque | 25 mpg city / 29 mpg highway (Rear-Wheel Drive), 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway (Optional xDrive AWD)
  • Available 3.0L 6-cylinder M Performance Engine – 382 hp / 365 lb-ft of torque | 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway with xDrive AWD
  • Available 2.0L 4-cylinder Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain – 288 combined hp / 350 combined lb-ft of torque | MPGe To Be Announced (60 combined MPGe in 2020)


Audi Q5 Powertrains

  • Standard 2.0L 4-cylinder Engine – 248 hp / 273 lb-ft of torque | 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway (quattro® all-wheel drive)
  • Available 2.0L 4-cylinder Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain – 362 hp / 369 lb-ft of torque | 50 combined MPGe 

Test Drive a 2021 BMW X3 in Bloomington

Now that you’ve reviewed our Audi vs. BMW comparison, are you ready to drive home in a 2021 BMW X3? Check out our current BMW X3 lease offers to get the best deal available, and then contact us to schedule a test drive. We carry the full lineup of BMW SUV models, and our friendly sales associates are standing by to help you find the BMW that is the right fit with your lifestyle and your budget, so come see us today! 

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