2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X3 2021 Audi Q5
MPG (City/Highway) *
25/29 23/28
Cargo Space
62.7 cu. ft. 53.5 cu. ft.
Run Flat Tires
Standard Available on other styles
Standard Available on other styles

2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Audi Q5

Serving Seaside, CA

Is the BMW X3 the smaller crossover that you have been searching for? The premium X3 crossover and the Audi Q5 are in the same automotive class and have a comparable starting pricing. At BMW of Monterey, our sales associates are often asked about the differences between these two seemingly similar models. We are happy to support you as you get to know more about the open options.


The 2021 BMW X3 has an adventurous spirit, and luxurious touches enhance its commanding presence from bumper to bumper. The long, level hood and the tall cabin give the X3 a sense of boldness on the road. The two-part, BMW-branded grille and the LED-accented headlights are combined with a power vent near the front fenders, dual exhaust tips, and other elements to complete the look. The 2021 Audi Q5, on the other hand, has a swooping profile. Its large grille encompasses most of the front end’s surface area.


While the BMW X3’s interior is luxurious with fine materials, it is also properly outfitted with high-level technologies to create a modern ambiance. Its features include a Live Cockpit Professional integrated instrumentation screen, Apple CarPlay, a 10.25-inch infotainment system screen, Android Auto, an auto climate management system, voice recognition for the personal assistant, and more. The 2021 Audi Q5’s interior has a chunky design with a squared-off display screen that encompasses a huge area on top of the dashboard. This screen sits over a series of layers through the center stack, and the square styling extends through the center console.


The 2021 BMW X3’s introductory powertrain is a twin-turbo 2.0-liter, I4 engine. This is compared to a standard I-4 engine in the Q5. The X3 is also available with more advanced powertrains that feature M Performance engineering and hybrid technology. The 2021 Audi Q5 is not available with other engine options.

Are you excited about getting familiar with the BMW X3’s powertrains and trim levels through a few test drives? Connect with one of our friendly sales reps at BMW of Monterey soon to schedule an appointment.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.