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

2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Audi Q5

Interested in a new luxury crossover SUV that can offer you an enhanced Westlake Village commute? Compare the 2021 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 to see which can give you the interior features, performance specs, and more that you need on each Malibu trip. Learn more when you compare Audi vs. BMW models with us at Rusnak BMW.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3: Interior Features

Though both models come equipped with similar standard technology such as keyless ignition, Bluetooth® connectivity, steering wheel-mounted controls, and dual-zone automatic climate control, the BMW SUV goes above and beyond with more standard features including:

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

If you choose to upgrade the Q5 to get these, they’ll come at an extra cost. If you don’t upgrade, here are the features you’ll find:

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

We should also point out that the X3 has the edge when it comes time to transport cargo:

  • X3 Cargo Space: 28.7-62.7 cubic feet
  • Q5 Cargo Space: 25.1-53.1 cubic feet

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3: Powertrains & Specs

Check out the powertrains of each of these high-end models to see just which can give you the power and prowess you want in Thousand Oaks. Overall, the Audi holds its own, but most will find that the X3 is more satisfying to pilot:

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)
  • Available3.0L 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 

When it comes to the standard build, both the 2021 BMW X3 and 2021 Audi Q5 are evenly matched, though the X3 does offer better fuel economy.

Although the 2021 BMW X3 Hybrid fuel economy hasn’t yet been announced, estimates from the 2020 model suggest that it will maintain its advantage as you move down the line. And, if it’s power you’re after, no Q5 will be able to keep up with the X3 M40i.

Test Drive a 2021 BMW X3 in Thousand Oaks

Apply for financing on your favorite BMW X3 model from our inventory at Rusnak BMW. With our new vehicle specials, you can expect to save more with us, Learn more about the new BMW X3, our savings options, and more before you schedule a test drive. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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