Compare the 2018 Audi Q5 vs. the 2018 BMW X3 near Savannah



The 2018 Audi Q5 Overpowers the Competition in Hardeeville, SC

When power and luxury are your desires, the obvious answer is the 2018 Audi Q5. Between the standard 2.0 TFSI engine and quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology, you can command stunning performance every time you get behind the wheel. And it's clearly outperforming the competition on the roads in Hardeeville, Garden City, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Savannah. Learn how the Audi Q5 compares to the BMW X3.


  • Who doesn't love power and performance? We know Audi drivers do, and that's why the standard 2.0 TFSI engine in the Q5 packs 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. That certainly outperforms the 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the X3's standard 2.0-liter engine.
  • When you upgrade to the 3.0 TFSI V6 in the Audi SQ5, you'll have 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque to play with. The X3's 3.0-liter engine still falls short with 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
  • Quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology comes standard on the Q5, which intelligently monitors your vehicle and surroundings to proactively adjust torque and power for optimum handling. The X3? You'll have to pay an extra $2,000 to upgrade to all-wheel drive.
  • The Q5 offers better standard city fuel efficiency, getting 23 mpg, compared to 21 mpg in the X3. Step up to the top trim levels, and the Q5 Prestige is even more efficient, cruising at 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg city, compared to 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city in the comparable X3 model.

Technology and Features

  • The Q5 offers standard MMI navigation plus on the Prestige trim level. The X3? No matter which trim level you choose, you'll have to pay extra because navigation is only an option.
  • Keyless start/stop comes standard in the Q5. You'll have to pay an extra almost $9,000 for it to come standard in the X3.
  • You want to be taken care of as the driver, and the Q5 does so better than the X3. For example, a heated driver's seat comes standard in the Q5, while you'll have to pay extra for the option in the X3. And on the other hand, the Q5 offers a ventilated driver's seat. That feature isn't even available in the X3.
  • The Q5 offers standard heated mirrors, which is helpful if you decide to take a road trip up north. The X3 won't make you pay extra for heated mirrors... because it doesn't offer them.


  • Comfort is key, even in capable SUVs. When it comes to comfort, the Q5 is the way to go, offering more standard front and second row passenger space than the X3. That means more head, leg, and shoulder room no matter where you sit.
  • Speaking of comfort, the X3 only offers leather seats as an option, so get ready to pay more. Why don't you save some money and enjoy standard leather seats in every trim level of the Q5?


  • Safety is of the upmost importance for every passenger, no matter where they're sitting. That's why the Q5 offers a rear body air bag. Think you'll find it in the X3? Sorry, no.
  • We could all use eyes in the back of our heads, and the Q5 delivers with a standard back-up camera. The X3 only offers it as an option, so be ready to open your wallet.

Request an Audi Q5 Test Drive at Our Hardeeville Audi Dealership Today!

Here at the Audi Hilton Head showroom, we know that you deserve access to quality vehicles at reasonable prices. Whether you ultimately pick out the Audi Q5 for your excursions throughout the Savannah, Bluffton, or Garden City area, we invite you to visit our Audi dealership to speak with our friendly sales and finance teams regarding the options available to you. It is our Audi sales team's goal to ensure that you pick a vehicle you can be satisfied with for the long haul. Give us a call or cruise over to our dealership for an Audi Q5 test drive today!


Audi Hilton Head

46 Auto Mall Blvd.
Directions Hardeeville, SC 29927

  • Sales: 843-548-0063
  • Service: 843-288-0505
  • Parts: 843-288-0520


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM