2019 Audi Q5Imagine how comfy, stylish, and sophisticated you'd feel behind the wheel of a compact luxury SUV! The 2019 Audi Q5 and BMW X3 are two top contenders in the segment, and we at Audi South Burlington want to give you a closer look.

With plush seating, shapely sheet metal, and attractive accents inside, these small crossovers exude true luxury. How do they stack up against each other? Read this car comparison and decide which ride is best suited for your Burlington, Essex Junction, or South Burlington drive!

2019 Q5 vs X3: A Deluxe Interior

Slide into the cabins of the 2019 Q5 and X3, and you'll find premium materials and finishes at every turn. You'll find soft-touch surfaces, stunning accents, and a welcome lack of hard plastics at all touch points. Heated and cooled front seats, with driver's power lumbar support, are sure to offer a relaxing ride.

The Audi SUV comes standard with leather seats for a more premium look and feel. While leather seats are available in the BMW SUV, you won't find them on the base trim. The X3 uses standard imitation leather, which looks nice but isn't quite as deluxe as the real thing.

Advanced Technology Features

Technology in the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 is cutting edge. The MMI® (Audi) and iDrive (BMW) infotainment systems offer easy access to plenty of features that keep you connected. You can find Bluetooth® wireless and HD Radio™ in both rides.

Optional premium sound systems let you listen to your music the way it was meant to be heard, whether you choose the 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen® system in the Audi or the 16-speaker Harman Kardon® system in the BMW.

However, the Audi Q5 has one significant advantage: It has standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you have the power of your favorite smartphone apps at your fingertips. The BMW X3 offers available Apple CarPlay™, but its Android counterpart isn't offered at all.

Potent SUV Performance Specs

2019 Audi Q5In terms of output, the 2019 Q5 and X3 are highly impressive and nearly identical. Both run standardly on turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engines, for 252 horsepower in the Audi SUV and 248 horsepower in the BMW SUV. That translates to potent acceleration on the road.

Upgrade to these vehicle's turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinder engines, and you'll see about 355 horsepower from both SUVs. You'll have plenty of power to conquer any driving situation you find yourself in.

Keep in mind, though, that only the Audi Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD). Its Audi quattro® intelligent AWD system is among the best, helping you maintain grip on snow-covered roads when those Vermont winters roll around.

2019 Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: Which Will You Choose?

Audi South Burlington wants to help out shoppers across Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington with a compact luxury SUV that suits all their needs on the roads. Now that you've read our 2019 Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 car comparison, which vehicle seems like a stronger fit to you?

These are both impressive crossovers, but the Q5 really stands out in terms of driving dynamics, standard smartphone integration, and interior luxury. If you think you might agree, set up a test drive at our Audi dealership and see what this ride can do!

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