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2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The BMW X3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Audi Q5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Audi Q5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi Q5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is about the same width as the Audi Q5. When looking at overall length, the BMW X3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi Q5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi Q5.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Audi Q5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the BMW X3 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Audi Q5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. The BMW X3 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi Q5.


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2014 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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2014 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 26 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $36,615 - $41,310 $34,690 - $43,247

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