BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5

BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5
Audi Q5
At a Glance: X3 vs. Q5

If you're looking for a compact SUV, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 are at the top of your list. The question is: Which SUV is right for your journeys through Markham, Richmond Hill, or Vaughan?

Our team at BMW Markham has created this BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 comparison, so you can see what each SUV has to offer. Discover which one is the best fit for your lifestyle.



382 HP | 261 HP
X3 vs Q5


12.3 inches | 10.1 inches
X3 vs Q5


12.3 inches | 7 inches
X3 vs Q5
How Do the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 Compare?

Both the 2022 BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 offer multiple powertrains, so you'll get to decide how much power and efficiency you want. A perfectly balanced performance is sure to deliver what you need behind the wheel.

Powerhouse SUVs

If you’re looking to satisfy your need for speed, you can do so in the BMW X3 M40i. This model features a maximum 382 horsepower. On the other hand, the Q5’s largest engine (the 45 TFSI®) falls behind at 261 horsepower.

Fuel Consumption

If you're looking for an efficient SUV, both models are great options. For instance, the BMW can help you experience a combined fuel consumption of 9.9 L/100 km.1 The Audi Q5 is almost just as efficient, boasting a combined fuel consumption of 9.3 L/100 km.


An SUV like the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 surrounds you with premium amenities to enjoy on every drive.

Step Inside Luxurious Cabins

There's room for five passengers in both SUVs and premium textile seating. They can also be outfitted with an available Panorama Sunroof to let in the sunlight.

Infotainment Technology

If you’re looking for a vehicle that will seamlessly keep you connected, the BMW X3 will suit you better. On board, you’ll find the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, a feature made up of a 12.3-inch instrument display and a 12.3-inch Control Display.

On its base model, the Q5 sports a 7-inch driver display, but it can be upgraded to a 12.3-inch display as well. The Q5 also makes a 10.1-inch central display standard. While impressive on its own, you’ll find the extended screens on the BMW to be more user-friendly.


With these SUVs, you’ll have an array of innovative safety and driver-assistance systems at your disposal. BMW and Audi have long led the way in automotive safety, which could explain why the X3 and Q5 are closely matched in this category.

Smart Safety Suites

When it comes to safety, both the 2022 BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 will be able to help keep you and your passengers safe and secure on the road. In fact, both models are outfitted with standard safety suites that come with similar confidence-inspiring systems. For example, Driving Assistant of the BMW X3 includes:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Change Warning
  • Crossing Traffic Warning

The 2022 Audi Q5 can be outfitted with several features, thanks to Audi pre sense®.

Parking Prowess

If you’re looking for an SUV that can park itself, you’re in luck. Both models are available with a Parking Assistant, which scans for suitable spots when driving at a low speed. Once confirmed, the system can automatically steer you right in.

Time to Decide: BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5

These SUVs are so closely matched in the safety department, it really comes down to what you're looking for. If your drives through Markham, Richmond Hill, or Vaughan, need an SUV with powerful performance and advanced technologies, choose the 2022 BMW X3.

Contact us to schedule a test drive at BMW Markham to experience the Pfaff Difference.

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[1]Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.