Audi Q5 vs Competition


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Compare the Audi Q5 to the BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & INFINITI QX50

 Audi Q5
 Volvo XC60
 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

  • The Audi Q5 offers the legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system as a standard feature, while the comparable BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system is only available as an option on the BMW X3.
  • For those who value a truly well-crafted interior, the Audi Q5 features standard leather upholstery that elevates its interiors style and comfort to suit the tastes of its drivers. On the other hand, the BMW X3 has only "premium vinyl" for its standard interior upholstery, meaning you'll have to pay more to get comparable interior materials.
  • Are you an audiophile? If so, the Audi Q5 is the compact luxury SUV for you, as it features an exceptionally crisp 14-speaker Bang & Oluffsen premium audio system on its list of available technologies. As for the BMW X3, its audio options top out at a much less powerful 9-speaker sound system, so its interior audio quality is sadly lacking.
  • Interested in a hybrid luxury compact SUV? If so, the Audi Q5 features an available hybrid powertrain option, while the BMW X3 has no such comparable hybrid option.
  • If you want to make your car an oasis of comfort for you and your passengers no matter the weather, the Audi Q5 should be on your wish list. With its available tri-zone automatic climate control, the Audi Q5 is adept at providing its passengers with warmth on chilly days, and plenty of refreshing cool air during the sweltering Louisiana summers. The BMW X3 only features available dual-zone automatic climate control.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60

  • If you're in need of a luxury SUV that can confidently tow everything from small watercrafts to cargo trailers, the Audi Q5 offers up to 4,090 pounds of towing capacity, while the Volvo XC60 only manages about 3,500 pounds
  • Taller drivers will love the ample headroom of the Audi Q5, while the interior of the Volvo XC60 will leave many feeling a bit cramped.
  • The Audi Q5 offers rear seat leg room than the Volvo XC60, making it a great bet for passenger comfort on longer trips.
  • Want to keep your coffee hot and your iced tea cold on the road? The Audi Q5 features available heated and cooled cup holders for just such a task, while the Volvo XC60 features no such comparable features.
  • It's all too easy to customize your driving experience with the Audi Q5 thanks to the Audi Drive Select system. By comparison, the Volvo XC60 features a measured road presence, but lacks the features for driver input.

Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

  • Need something with space for all your luggage on the road? The Audi Q5 offers more overall cargo room than the comparable Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
  • With the Audi Q5, you can easily listen to all your favorite stations thanks to its standard Satellite Radio. While satellite radio is available on the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, it's only an option, so you'll have to pay more to get it.
  • The Audi Q5 was recently named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class wasn’t.
  • A sliding-and-reclining second row means that passengers can stretch out and enjoy the ride in the Audi Q5, whereas no comparable functionality exists for the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
  • You can let in the Louisiana sunshine with the standard panoramic sunroof on the Audi Q5, while drivers of the Mercedes-Benz GLC will have to pay more for an optional sunroof on their vehicle.

Audi Q5 vs. INFINITI QX50

  • Want to make the most of your gas mileage? The Audi Q5 easily achieves better fuel economy than the INFINITI QX50.
  • If you love to customize your vehicle, you'll find your options sorely lacking with the INFINITI QX50. With only one trim option and a handful of rigidly structured option packages on the table, the INFINITI QX50 is markedly less customizable than the Audi Q5, which features 4 trim levels and a vast variety of option packages.
  • Remarkably, the INFINITI QX50 only offers Bluetooth phone connectivity standard, making Bluetooth streaming audio available as an option. Fortunately, with the Audi Q5, both Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming are standard.
  • Need to cool off fast on a hot Louisiana summer day? With available ventilated leather upholstery, the Audi Q5 is well-equipped to help you do so. Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX50 lacks comparable upholstery options, meaning you'll find yourself stuck with hot, sticky leather in the summer sun.
  • The Audi Q5 offers four-way power lumbar adjustment, making it easy to find that ideal driving position, while the INFINITI QX50 only offers two-way power lumbar adjustment.


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