2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X3
2021 Audi Q5 2021 BMW X3
  261 hp 248 hp
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Optional
  Leather Faux Leather
Heated Seats
  Standard Optional

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X3

Serving Brentwood, TN

As you get familiar with the compact luxury crossovers on the market today, you may be drawn to the beautiful Audi Q5. For 2021, the Q5 displays stunning improvements that are the result of a substantial facelift. How does the revamped Q5 compare to other top models? The BMW X3 is another leading contender for many crossover shoppers in the Nashville area, so a comparison of the X3’s and Q5’s capabilities and features is essential.


The effects of the 2021 Audi Q5’s updates are found throughout the exterior. While the Q5 has a smooth, appealing profile that exudes sophistication, it also has sporty elements that highlight its athleticism. These elements include metallic accents along the front and lower-side trim, subtle curvature running across the sides and crisp LED headlights. The 2021 BMW X3’s façade, on the other hand, has flatter accents and surfaces. At the same time, the front end’s design is segmented with noticeable separation between the two halves of the grille, the three parts of the lower front fascia, and the headlights.


A comparison of the Q5’s cabin and features to the X3’s interior reveals some similarities. For example, these models have premium features like smart device integration, assistive safety technologies, leather seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and more. Their primary interior differences are found in their styling. The Audi Q5’s cabin is distinctly modern and elegant with long, flowing lines and pristine surfaces. In contrast, the 2021 BMW X3’s cabin has a busy feel with clustered features and design lines that run in various directions.


The Audi Q5 for 2021 is available with two powertrain options. These are a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, 261-horsepower engine and a plug-in hybrid that delivers 362 net horsepower. All of the Q5 crossovers for 2021 come with an S-tronic quattro all-wheel drive drivetrain. The BMW X3 also has gas-powered and hybrid engines. The gas-powered engine produces 248 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is the X3's standard drivetrain.

Our Audi Nashville associates are ready to show off the 2021 Q5’s full abilities and exciting updates. To continue your review of the Q5, stop by our dealership soon.