2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

Audi is proud of their SUVs and why shouldn't they be? With a fusion of charisma, uniqueness, and dynamic style mixed with the latest in technology and performance that will leave you breathless, these luxury vehicles will change how you view driving. Choosing the SUV that best fits your family's needs can be a challenge so to make it easier for you, we've put together a preview below that compares the differences between the 2021 Q3 and 2021 Q5. After reading, stop by the showroom at Audi Columbus or contact us to schedule a test drive with any of our expert team.

2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Design & Utility

The 2021 Q3 proudly continues the Q-model tradition with the Singleframe® grille, muscular fenders, and a bold design. The highly-versatile  2021 Q5 brings a refreshed exterior to the game for an even more sophisticated and distinguished countenance. The Q5 is a larger vehicle that offers 38 inches of rear legroom as opposed to the 36.1 inches in the Q3. The Q5 also provides more cargo room than it's smaller sibling, 54 cubic feet of maximum volume versus 48 cubic feet in the Q3. Both vehicles do come with standard aluminum roof rails for extra cargo space. A panoramic power moonroof is standard fare on the Q3 but optionally available on the Q5.

2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Comfort & Convenience

The luxurious, modern cabins of the Q3 and the Q5 are wonders to behold. Both offer standard leather upholstery over heated front seats, a three-zone climate control, and gorgeous inlays, Micrometallic Silver in the Q3 and Brown Walnut Wood in the Q5. Upgrade to the Q5 Prestige model to experience the indulgence of ventilated front sport seats.

The MMI® infotainment system is standard in both vehicles to keep you conveniently connected. An 8.8-inch touchscreen display with voice dialogue system is standard so you can easily control your music, maps, and phone all while keeping your eyes on the road. A larger, 10.1-inch display comes standard on the Q5. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability are standard on both SUVs, as is the optional Bang & Olufsen® audio system with 3D sound.

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2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Exterior

2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Performance

The 2021 Q3 gives you the option of two powertrains, both offering exciting performance that makes every drive enjoyable. The base engine is a 40 TFSI®  2.0L 4-cylinder that makes an impressive 184 horsepower and 221 lb/ft of torque, and offers you up to 30 MPG on the highway. If you're wanting a step up in the power department, you can choose the available 45 TFSI® and get a hearty 228 horsepower. Both engines come paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive for more confidence on wet or slick roads or uneven surfaces.

The 45 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine is standard on the 2021 Q5 and generates a thundering 261 horsepower and 273 lb/ft of torque, while going from 0-60 in only 5.7 seconds. With all this power, you still receive 28 highway MPG. If you have a more eco-friendly SUV in mind that will save you some green in the gas department, the Q5 offers an available 55 TFSI®e Plug-in Hybrid option. This 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine is paired with an electric motor and will net you a thrilling 362 horsepower with a combined 50 MPG on the highway. Both of these options mate with a 7-speed S Tronic® dual-clutch automatic engine and quattro® all-wheel drive with Ultra® tech.

2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Interior

2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Safety & Driver Assist Technology

The 2021 Q3 was awarded a five star crash test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thanks to the solid standard safety features. Audi pre sense® front helps reduce the risk of injury in the event of a collision by tightening seat belts, closing the windows, and alerts the driver with physical and audible warnings. Audi side assist is standard on the Q3 Premium Plus model, which can help avoid a collision made while changing lanes.

The 2021 Q5 was also awarded five stars by the NHTSA and has the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest honor of 2021 Top Safety Pick+ bestowed upon it. The Q5 offers more standard safety features than it's sibling, including Audi pre sense® City, which will engage the brakes in the event of an accident, and pre sense® rear, which initiates preventative measures if it detects an imminent rear-end collision. Audi Active Lane Assist, Side Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Assist are also standard, as is Parking System Plus, a feature only optionally available on the Q3. Upgrading trim levels to the Q5 Prestige model gets you Matrix-designed LED headlights while the highest trim levels of the Q3 nets you only Full LED headlights.

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2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Features

2021 Audi Q3 vs 2021 Audi Q5 Summary

With a starting MSRP difference of almost $9,000, choosing the right luxury SUV for your family is an important decision. The Q3 offers comfort, power, and sleek good looks while the Q5 is redesigned on the outside, modern and comfortable on the inside, and offers a hybrid version. To see these exciting SUVs in person, stop into our showroom at Audi Columbus where any of our friendly team members can answer your questions. While you're there, don't forget to check out electrifying 2021 Audi lineup.

2021 Audi Q32021 Audi Q5
$34,400Starting MSRP*$43,300
184Standard Horsepower261
221Standard Torque (lb-ft)273
5Passenger Capacity5
48.0 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume54.0 Cubic Feet
8.8" TouchscreenStandard Multimedia System10.1" Touchscreen
StandardApple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™Standard
OptionalParking System PlusStandard
Available UpgradeAudi Virtual CockpitAvailable Upgrade
8.6 Seconds0-60 MPH Time5.7 Seconds
 

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.