Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3 - How Do These Models Compare?

New Audi Q5


New BMW X3


At Paul Miller, we proudly serve drivers throughout New Jersey with a selection of topnotch brand names and models. From SUVs to high-end sedans, we have the models our customers in West Caldwell and Wayne, NJ area looking for.

If you're in the market for a luxurious, compact crossover with refinement and versatile SUV style, we can help. We have a vast collection of options in stock, including the perennially popular Audi Q5 and the eye-catching BMW X3. Both models deliver ample interior space to comfortably seat five people in two rows and both have smooth and responsive handling for every turn. So, which one works best for your Parsippany commutes? The answer is in the details, and we have the inside scoop.


With different powertrains available for both SUVs, selecting your perfect fit between the X3 and the Q5 could come down to the level of power you prefer and your personality. Both have gas and hybrid options available, although the BMW X3 has an additional, performance-tuned gas engine that the Audi model does not.

2021 Audi Q5 2021 BMW X3
Standard Engine Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
Horsepower 248 horsepower 248 horsepower
Torque 273 pound-feet 258 pound-feet

Cargo Space

One of the features that our customers in NJ appreciate most about SUVs is their flexible cargo storage. Squeezing in larger or bulkier objects is easy with an SUV or crossover, thanks to their flexible and versatile cargo ability, which are more accommodating than sedan trunks, and more secure than pickup truck beds.

2021 Audi Q5 2021 BMW X3
Space Behind the Back Row 25.8 cubic feet 27.2 cubic feet
Total Cargo Capacity (Rear row folded down) 53.1 cubic feet 59.4 cubic feet

Ground Clearance

Whether it's a trip out of town to visit family or a winter commute home from the office in a snowstorm, both of these world-class crossovers have the elevated ground clearance that drivers love about SUVs, to deliver a smooth ride regardless of conditions.

2021 Audi Q5 2021 BMW X3
Ground Clearance 8.2 inches 8 inches

Q5 Driver's Seat


X3 Driver's Seat


Interior Space

As SUVs from two of the most renowned brand names in the world, it comes as no surprise that both of these models have ample legroom, headroom, and elbow room to keep you and your passengers happy. These are automotive brands that specialize in comfort and luxury, and our Bernardsville customers all agree that the Q5 and X3 deliver.

2021 Audi Q5 2021 BMW X3
Front- / Back-Row Headroom 39.6 inches / 39.3 inches 41.1 inches / 38.5 inches
Front- / Back-Row Legroom 40.9 inches / 38 inches 40.3 inches / 36.4 inches
Front- / Back-Row Shoulder Room 57.7 inches / 56.5 inches 57.6 inches / 56 inches

Meet and Test Drive Both World-Class SUVs with Help from the Paul Miller Team

Let us help you experience both of these impressive SUVs firsthand. You can browse the collections of available options online to get starts and reach out to our teams of sales experts for more information and answers to your questions. Both of these elegant SUVs have a lot to offer and a lot to add to your daily drives, and we look forward to helping you select your perfect fit soon.

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