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It can be hard for drivers to differentiate between different makes and models of vehicles. But a direct comparison between new or pre-owned BMW models and similar vehicles can often reveal some notable differences. Today we’re comparing the compact 2022 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with the Audi Q5.

BMW and Audi Model Comparison

Here’s how this BMW SAV stacks up against its Audi competitor in a few key ways.

  • Safety
    • The BMW X3 offers a driver alert monitor that makes a warning sound when it senses a driver getting tired or distracted, a serious safety concern, but the feature is not available in the Audi Q5.
    • Active Head Restraints, a system you’ll find in the BMW X3 but not the Audi Q5, helps prevent whiplash and other neck and spinal injuries in the case of a collision.
    • While both models come with driver-assist technology, only the BMW X3 includes automatic braking with its rear backup systems.
  • Power and Performance
    • Both vehicles offer three powertrain choices. At the mid-level, the BMW X3 offers more horsepower and the same amount of torque as the Audi Q5.
    • At the top levels, the BMW X3 shines.
      • Up to 503 horsepower with the most powerful BMX X3 engine, compared to the 369-max horsepower of the Audi X5
      • The BMW X3 can boast as much as 469 lb.-ft. of torque while the Audi Q5 can only achieve 369 lb.-ft.
  • Reliability
    • The BMW brand outperformed Audi in the J.D. Power & Associates 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study and 2020 Initial Quality Study.
    • Consumer Reports found that BMW vehicles were more reliable than Audi models in their 2021 Auto Issue.
    • Both vehicles offer 4-year, 50,000-mile warranties.

BMW X3 near Winter Haven

These are just a few of the ways a closer comparison reveals the benefits of the 2022 BMW X3, but you’ll find plenty more when you see it in person. Visit Fields BMW Lakeland today to test drive the 2022 BMW X3!

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