The Audi Q5 Takes the Top Spot in its Segment

Audi Q5 Compared to BMW X3, Acura RDX and Volvo XC60

When it comes to the luxury SUV segment, there's a lot to choose from. Fortunately, the Audi Q5 has a lot to offer over its competitors. From its year-round capability to its lavishly equipped interior, the Audi Q5 is a great choice for White Plains area drivers.

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Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

  • The X3 pales in comparison to the Q5 when it comes to base power, producing 240 horsepower from its four-cylinder engine. The Q5 produces 12 more at 252 horsepower. With its turbocharged engine, the Q5 packs an extra punch.
  • More power means better performance. The Q5 outpaces the X3 in acceleration, going from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. The X3 comes in .3 seconds slower at 6.3 seconds.
  • The Q5 goes to greater lengths to keep drivers informed Audi's available virtual cockpit. This system gives information like navigation, performance data, and more in the instrument cluster are via a digital display. The X3 has no such display.
  • The Q5 is better equipped for diverse road conditions or off-road use with Audi's famous quattro all-wheel drive coming standard. Quattro all-wheel drive has the advantage of decades of development and racing pedigree under its belt. BMW's X-Drive system is an option on the X3.

Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX

  • When it comes to efficiency, the edge goes to the Q5. Combined, the Q5 can take you further more efficiently with an impressive 25 mpg. Whether you drive city streets or open highways, the Q5 will deliver satisfactory fuel economy. The RDX lags at 23 mpg combined.
  • Audi's historic quattro all-wheel drive system comes standard on the Q5. With quattro, the Q5 is ready to tackle most any road condition and a variety of off-road terrains. On the RDX, front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is an option.
  • Q5's advanced technology like Audi's virtual cockpit keeps the driver informed and in control. A combination of information systems displayed on a digital screen in the gauge cluster allow the driver to monitor exactly where they are going and how the Q5 is performing. The MDX does not have a system like the digital cockpit.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60

  • Audi offers better performance in the Q5 than the XC60 through its engine. The 2.0-liter turbocharged unit produces 252 horsepower and a useful 273 pound-feet of torque. The XC60 produces less, at 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Q5 allows drivers to choose how it performs in different conditions with Audi Drive Select. Depending on your mood, each of the seven modes adjusts suspension and engine performance for a unique driving experience. The XC60 does not offer a drive-mode selection system.
  • The Q5's technology advantage over the XC60 lies in its innovative Audi Virtual Cockpit system which replaces the gauge cluster with a digital display for navigation, performance data, and more. Virtual cockpit makes the Q5 a driver-centric experience.

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