2019 BMW X3

2019 BMW X3

2018 Audi Q5

2019 Audi Q5

2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 Audi Q5

Shopping for a 5 passenger luxury crossover SUV in the Escondido area? You want to take a look at this 2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 Audi Q5 comparison from BMW of Escondido. While both vehicles share a number of features, the BMW X3 has a roomier, more versatile interior, offers better highway mpg, and comes with a lower starting MSRP. Find out which one best suits your San Marcos commute, then contact BMW of Escondido to schedule a test drive.

Standard Features

Both of these premium crossovers come with a long 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 both provide similar a nearly identical list of standard features, looking at the starting price for each may be the game-changer for San Diego drivers:

  • BMW X5 – Starting MSRP: $41,100
  • Audi Q5 – Starting MSRP: $44,950

Interior Space

Both the X3 and Q5 offer a luxury interior with similar dimensions allowing seating for up to 5. 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 BMW will be handy for carrying groceries from Vons, or if you’re heading out for a day at Seaside State Beach.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Looking at the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 performance specs, you’ll find that the entry level models of both are powered by a 2.0L I-4 turbo engine. Both produce 248 hp, with the Audi taking the edge in torque with 273 lb-ft to the 258 lb-ft of the BMW. Fuel economy is similar as well, with both providing an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in city driving, but the X3 also provides 30 mpg on the highway, while the Q5 can only deliver 27 mpg. If you’re planning on doing a lot of highway driving around Poway, the BMW X3 is the better choice.

Experience the 2019 BMW X3 Today at Escondido

In our BMW vs. Audi comparison, it’s clear that the 2019 BMW X3 has a more flexible interior space, a more affordable starting price, and will save you more at the pump. Check out our current BMW X3 lease deals, and apply for financing before you stop by BMW of Escondido to take this premium crossover out for a road test. We carry the full lineup of BMW SUV models including the BMW X7, so please contact us today. In the meantime, learn about the X3 towing capacity.

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