An SUV is a great option for drivers near Salt Lake City, Park City, and North Salt Lake City searching for a family vehicle with plenty of cabin space and a powerful drive. If you're considering your luxury options, you may be wondering whether the 2020 Audi Q5 or BMW X3 is right for you.

With standard 248-horsepower motors under the hood, these rides boast an array of similarities, but how do they differ? This comparison-put together by the team at Audi Salt Lake City-will help break down what sets these rides apart, so read on to learn more!

Relax in Your Cabin and Enjoy the Music

Luxury vehicles are known for their premium interiors with striking style and eye-catching yet comfortable amenities, such as leather-trimmed seating and steering wheels. The 2020 Audi Q5 and BMW X3 deliver in a big way when it comes to these amenities, topping it all off with expansive entertainment systems in the center console for easy accessibility.

Standard Bluetooth® allows you to pair your compatible smartphone to this system for access to your curated playlists and streaming apps. You may prefer your entertainment experience in the Q5, though, since it offers a Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound and 19 speakers placed throughout your cabin. The X3, on the other hand, only has 12 speakers with its sound system, so your favorite tunes may not sound as clear and refined.

Enhance Your Drive

From entertainment to drive systems, technology is an important part of any vehicle. State-of-the-art features can take your drive to the next level and keep you alerted and protected on the open road. BMW has a lot of offer when it comes to tech systems, but it falls short of the 2020 Audi Q5 when it comes to two premium features:

  • MMI® all-in-touch with handwriting-recognition tech: Write your desired navigation instead of selecting letters and numbers to be on your way faster.
  • Head-up display: Projects essential driving information onto your windshield so you can access safety system alerts, current driving speed, and navigational instructions without looking away from the fast-paced road.

Since the BMW X3 doesn't have these features, the Q5 may be a better option for tech-savvy drivers.

Stay Protected on the Unpredictable Highway

When your kids are riding in the back seat, nothing's more important than keeping them safe. The 2020 Q5 is ready for anything with Audi pre sense® city. When a collision appears imminent, this system will tension your seatbelt and close the windows to prepare for an impact and keep you fully protected. The X3 offers a similar system as well, so you can rest assured these SUVs have your back.

When it comes to safety during parking, though, the Audi Q5 has a leg up on the competition with available Audi park assist. It takes control of the wheel to make complex parallel parking maneuvers easy and secure. You'll have to park the old-fashioned way in the BMW X3 since this system isn't available.

2020 Audi Q5 vs BMW X3: Which Luxury SUV Is Right for You?

Despite their similarities, we think drivers in Salt Lake City, Park City, and North Salt Lake City will prefer the 2020 Audi Q5 over the BMW X3. To make your final decision, stop by Audi Salt Lake City to take a test drive!


Make an Inquiry


Audi Salt Lake City

999 South State Street
Directions Salt Lake City, UT 84111

  • Sales: (801)433-2834


  • Monday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed