More and more Canonsburg shoppers are turning to luxury SUVs for that perfect balance of practicality and style. In this 2019 BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 comparison, we want to show you how two top competitors in the segment fare.

Is the BMW or Audi better equipped to suit your driving needs? In the article below, we'll explore interior design, safety features, performance, and more! Contact us at Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills for more information.

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X3 vs Q5: Safety Behind the Wheel

When choosing an SUV for you and your family, safety is a top concern. The 2019 BMW X3 and Audi Q5 share some success on this front. Both earned an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating-complete with perfect 5-out-of-5 stars on frontal and side crash tests!

These SUVs also earned top scores of Good on six different IIHS crash tests. However, only the BMW X3 was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+, the highest honor awarded by the organization. The high scores of its headlamps, as an accident prevention measure, really made the difference.

Driver assistance is always welcome, and the BMW X3 SAV® and its Audi counterpart provide plenty of active safety features. You'll be more aware of the roads around you with a standard Rear-View Camera, as well as Forward Collision Warning. A Surround View Camera is also available in both.

Deluxe Interior: Style & Technology

As luxury vehicles, the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 are on top of their style game. You'll find these to be some of the best-dressed vehicles around. Dark Oak Wood inlays are standard in the BMW, while the Audi has beautiful Dark Brown Walnut Wood accents of its own.

The center stacks house your most important controls. In both SUVs, they're slanted toward the driver to improve ergonomics and keep everything at your fingertips.

Multimedia screens are quite large-up to 8.8 inches in the BMW and 8.3 inches in the Audi. If you want the convenience of a touchscreen, though, only the iDrive infotainment system in the X3 offers one. You'll have to make do with a center console dial in the Q5.

An All-Star Luxury SUV Performance

So, which vehicle offers a more potent performance? There's not much daylight between the 2019 X3 and Q5 in that regard. The 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine in the BMW produces a robust 248 horsepower. You'll see the same output from the Q5 model's 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder as well.

In a compact luxury crossover, that's more than enough power to put a smile on your face. Keep in mind, there's a performance-tuned variant for each-the BMW X3 M and Audi SQ5-if you crave more thrills in the driver's seat.

When it comes to efficiency, this BMW SAV® puts in solid figures. An EPA-estimated 30 highway MPG will help you cut down on stops at the gas station! Fuel economy in the Audi is more typical of the class, with just a 27 highway MPG rating.

Should I Choose the BMW X3 or Audi Q5?

As you can see from our 2019 BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 comparison, these two luxury SUVs are competitive in their segment. Shoppers across Canonsburg will find a lot to like in both.

So, which is best suited for your daily drive? The fuel economy, safety scores, and high-tech convenience of the X3 really help set it apart. If you value these qualities, schedule a test drive at Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills today!

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