Audi Q3 vs Audi Q5 at Audi Cincinnati East

For shoppers in the market for a premium compact SUV, it's perfectly understandable that both the Audi Q3 and Q5 have appeared on your want list. Each of these models has a proven reputation for delivering sleek exterior styling, athletic performance, and class-leading technology features. Since both offer such a tremendous list of advantages, choosing between them can seem like a challenge at first. Thankfully, our team at Audi Cincinnati East has assembled this side-by-side comparison that reveals the individual advantages and benefits that come from choosing the Q3 or the Q5. You'll have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Let's get started!

Q3 vs Q5 - Quick Comparison

Audi Q3 Audi Q5
2022 Audi Q3 VS 2022 Audi Q5
$36,400 Starting MSRP $43,300
2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
184 / 221 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 201 / 236 lb-ft
228 / 251 lb-ft Available Horsepower / Torque 261 / 273 lb-ft or 362 / 369 lb-ft
23 / 30 / 26 MPG (city/highway/combined) 23 / 29 / 25
Regular Unleaded Recommended Fuel Premium Unleaded
48 cubic feet Max Cargo Volume 54 cubic feet
40 / 36.1 inches Front / Rear Legroom 40.9 / 38 inches
39.6 / 37.6 inches Front / Rear Headroom 39.6 / 39.3 inches

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Audi Q5 Engine

While both come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine beneath the hood, there are a number of important differences between the powertrains available on the Audi Q3 and Q5. When it comes to the Q3, drivers can choose between two different variants of this engine - one that cranks out 184 horsepower and another producing 221 horsepower paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Conversely, the Audi Q5 offers 3 different engine choices paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission. First is its standard 40 TFSI® producing 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also upgrade to the available 45 TFSI® engine that boasts a balanced 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Topping the Q5 range is the sophisticated 362-horsepower 55 TFSI® e that features PHEV engineering to boost both power and efficiency. No matter which SUV you choose, both come standard with the legendary confidence of quattro all-wheel drive. One key distinction between the Q3 and Q5 is the recommended fuel type. However, maximum fuel economy figures are very similar between the two.

Interior Space

Audi Q5 Interior

Next, we'll turn our attention to the interior dimensions of both SUVs. As you might guess, the smaller Q3 features slightly less interior space than its larger Q5 sibling. However, its smaller size makes it a more maneuverable option for those who enjoy exploring narrow city streets. Opting for the Audi Q5 means that you'll receive superior headroom and legroom across both the first and second rows of seating. Additionally, the Q5 boasts an extra 5.1 cubic feet of cargo room in comparison to the Q3. Split-folding rear seatbacks are included as standard on both models, making both the Audi Q3 and Q5 excellent options for those who need to carry a blend of both passengers and cargo on the way to their destination.

Premium Features

Audi Q3 Interior

Regardless of which model you choose, both of these sophisticated Audi SUVs are equipped with the latest technology features and luxurious comfort amenities to enhance your drive. For example, both the Q3 and Q5 come standard with the revolutionary Audi MMI infotainment system, Audi pre-sense driver-assistive safety features, hands-free liftgate, and a handy hands-free power rear liftgate. Additional available features found on both the Q3 and Q5 include the dynamic Audi virtual cockpit, top-view camera system, head-up display, ambient interior lighting, and an upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio system. No matter if you choose the city-sized Q3 or the dynamic Q5, our team at Audi Cincinnati East is here to help you choose the trim level that's perfectly suited to your individual tastes and driving habits. We cordially invite you to visit us today and discover the Q3 and Q5 in person!