Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

Comparing Luxury SUVs in New Orleans: Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

Small luxury SUVs continue to stand out as one of the most popular and sought-after segments of the auto industry, delivering impressive capability, comfort, and value to drivers of all kinds. Throughout New Orleans as well as nearby areas like Marrero, Kenner, Metairie, Covington, Slidell, Gulfport, and beyond, the Audi Q5 has been widely-recognized as one of the very best options. But with a new model year comes renewed competition, so let's take a look at a compilation of head-to-head facts and figures between the Q5 and one of its strongest competitors, the BMW X3.


  • Both the Q5 and X3 continue to offer exceptional power and fuel economy figures, but the most noticeable difference comes in the standard quattro® all-wheel drive system of the Q5 while the BMM X3 offers a comparable system only as a more expensive option.
  • The 8-speed sequential shift automatic transmission continues to help the Q5 deliver a smoother and more enjoyable drive, along with car-like handling to outclass the BMW X3.


  • Along with impressive power under the hood, the Audi Q5 delivers a stunningly luxurious interior, complete with available Audi MMI® navigation plus, Audi connect®, Wi-Fi hotspot, and many more available features. The X3 may be comfortable, but it can't match the comprehensive offerings of the new Audi Q5.
  • Greater interior space means that you and your passengers can count on a more comfortable experience within the new Audi Q5, even on extended trips well beyond the New Orleans area.


The impressive track record for safety that Audi boasts takes a little bit of a hit with the 2017 Q5, which fell short of the marks set by the previous year. The safety offerings remain superior to the BMW X3, which buries features like the rear view camera in the options, while the Audi Q5 does more to offer great standard features even at base trims.

To experience the advantages of the new Audi Q5 firsthand, browse our pre-buy research and new Audi listings, and then come test drive the models that appeal to you most. Once you arrive at our location we'll help you identify the perfect model and features for your lifestyle and budget, discuss finance options, and ensure an effortless transition into ownership of an outstanding new Audi Q5.

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