2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

In addition to a pair of three-row SUVs the Q7 and Q8, the 2020 Audi lineup offers a pair of two-row crossovers: the 2020 Audi Q3 and 2020 Audi Q5. The 2020 Audi Q3 is a subcompact crossover while the 2020 Audi Q5 is classified as a small SUV or crossover. It's easy enough to see that one of these SUVs is a little bit larger than the other, but what are the differences inside? How do they feel to drive? What are the differences in features and equipment? Find the answers to these questions and more below! We'll explain in four key areas how these Audi models compare side-by-side.

2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5 Exterior

Size & Capacity Differences: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5

Despite its classification as a so-called subcompact crossover, the 2020 Audi Q3 is surprisingly roomy inside. When your family outgrows an ordinary sedan, the 2020 Audi Q3 provides impressive flexibility and comfort. Up front, 40" of legroom provides even tall passengers and drivers room to stretch their legs, while the 40-20-40 split rear seats slide, recline and fold flat for additional passenger comfort or greater room for cargo. With all the seats folded, you'll find 48 cubic feet of cargo space inside the 2020 Audi Q3!

Meanwhile, the 2020 Audi Q5 is a little bit bigger with much the same flexibility. You'll get almost two additional inches of legroom in the rear seats. The Audi Q5 similarly gives you a 40-20-40 split second row that slides, reclines and folds flat for up to 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

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2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5 Interior

Features Differences: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5

An all-new design for the 2019 model year, the 2020 Audi Q3 boasts the latest in features and multimedia. It even comes standard with some equipment that's optional on its bigger brother the 2020 Audi Q5, such as a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights and a 10.25" digital instrument cluster. Similar features can also be had on the 2020 Audi Q5 when you upgrade.

For its part, the 2020 Audi Q5 offers some premium features and cutting-edge technology on the fully-loaded trim levels that you can't have on any 2020 Audi Q3. For instance, only the Audi Q5 can be had with a windshield-projected head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and the Black Optic Package. With this package, your Audi Q5 will have a powerful, sporty look with blacked-out grille, matte black roof rails and other black exterior accents.

But no matter which 2020 Audi SUV you've got your eye on, it'll help you keep your eyes on the road with standard MMI® infotainment. With a touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, the 2020 Audi Q3 and Q5 both keep you connected using modern hands-free technology.

2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5 Features

Performance Differences: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Audi Q5

Even the engines under the hood of these premium SUVs have a lot in common. They're both powered by a 2.0L turbocharged, direct injection four-cylinder engine for peppy performance and impressive fuel economy. The 2020 Audi Q3 provides 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque as standard. The 2020 Audi Q5 is a bigger vehicle, and its engine is tuned for even greater power to match: 248 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the 2020 Audi Q3 can dash from 0-60 MPH in just 7 seconds. The 2020 Audi Q5 does the same in a little less than 6 seconds!

Confidence-inspiring grip, responsive handling and total driver engagement are assured behind the wheel of both these SUVs thanks to standard quattro® all-wheel drive, a four-wheel independent suspension, S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and Audi Drive Select.

Craving a family SUV with even more exciting driving dynamics? The 2020 Audi SQ5 is a sport-tuned version of this powerful family SUV, or ask about the all-new 2020 Audi Q5 55 hybrid models with a combined 362 combined system horsepower.

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Drive Home The Perfect Audi For Less At Audi Columbus

Once you find the Audi SUV that gives you the size, features and capability that you need, we make convincing the rest of the family the easy part. That's because the latest Audi SUVs, including the 2020 Audi Q3 and Q5, come standard with Audi pre sense® driver assistance, including standard forward automatic braking. Both models also earned the highest-possible scores in all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2020 Audi Q3 even earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS!

The 2020 Audi Q3 starts at $34,700 (MSRP) while the 2020 Audi Q5 starts at $43,300 (MSRP). If you've got room in the budget for an Audi Q5 but don't need the extra space, you might consider the 2020 Audi Q3 Prestige S line® at $42,900 (MSRP). This trim level adds desirable luxury features like MMI® Navigation with voice control, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, Bang & Olufsen® premium speaker system and more.

2020 Audi Q32020 Audi Q5
$34,700Staring MSRP*$43,300
228Horsepower248
quattro® All-Wheel DriveDrivetrainquattro® All-Wheel Drive
Not RecommendedTowing Capacity4,400 lbs
19 MPG City / 27 MPG HighwayFuel Economy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Highway
48 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume53 Cubic Feet
36.1"2nd Row Legroom37.8"
8.8" TouchscreenStandard Infotainment Display7" Touchscreen
StandardPower TailgateStandard
StandardAudi pre sense® Automatic Emergency BrakingStandard

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