A luxury SUV is supposed to take on challenges with a conquering spirit. The 2021 BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 show it’s possible to do just that if you have the proper performance features to back you up.

Out on the streets of Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, Florida, these sport utility vehicles can be strong and fiercely independent. See which one is more worthy of powering your adventures as you compare their most compelling qualities! Drop us a line at Sandy Sansing BMW to learn more.


2021 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 Pensacola FL A Class of Their Own—and Classy Too

Are you ready for a night on the town? The 2021 X3 and the Q5 would feel perfectly at home in the most sophisticated settings. High shoulder lines and sweeping curves show off a sense of sportiness.

A bold octagonal grille lends the Audi Q5 stature, while the X5 relies on the iconic BMW kidney grille to do all the talking. Available LED headlamps mean you can shine your lights fiercely and more efficiently than ever. Nighttime driving will get you noticed like never before.

Inside, the Audi Q5 looks sleek with available leather seats with contrast stitching and new wood inlays. In the BMW X3, you can choose similar features, but it also offers available Aluminum and Aluminum Rhombicle finishes for modern style you won’t find in the Audi.


2021 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 Pensacola FL BMW X3 vs Audi Q5: Interior Features

Connectivity comes easier than ever in the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5, too. In fact, they share many of the same standard and available features, a testament to their ability to stay ahead of the curve:

  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Fully digital instrument cluster

Both models come standard with a 10-plus-inch diagonal touchscreen, too. The X3 throws a curve ball with available Gesture Control that lets you control certain features with five easy-to-learn hand gestures! Twirl your index finger to adjust the volume, for instance. The Q5 has no comparable feature.


2021 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 Pensacola FL X3 vs Q5: Pilot Your Own Performance

When you compare performance, it’s strength in numbers that wins the day. The 2021 X3 and the Q5 have some potent engines, but you’ll find more of them—and more powerful ones—in the BMW.

Neither vehicle is a slouch. In fact, both come standard with turbo 4-cylinder engines that can generate horsepower in the mid-200 range. An available twin-turbo 6-cylinder serves up 367 horsepower in the Audi, but the BMW Sports Activity Vehicle® has even more available power.

To access it, opt for the X3 M40i (382 horsepower) or the X3 M (473 horsepower). A TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine helps them outperform the Audi and helps you see what raw performance feels like!


Which Is Better, BMW X3 or Audi Q5?

As you might imagine, these two luxury SUVs are much beloved among our Cantonment, Myrtle Grove, and Pensacola, FL, readers. Few alternatives perform quite like the 2021 BMW X3 and the Audi Q5, but it’s the former that has unbeatable features across nearly every category.

At Sandy Sansing BMW, we want to introduce you to the X3 and help you get acquainted. If you think it could be the vehicle for you, book your test drive today at our dealership to take the wheel!


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