It's that time-time to take on new challenges in a new SUV! For many Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, Tennessee, shoppers, the 2021 BMW X3 and Audi Q5 are taking center stage.

We want to tell you a little more about them. See how these luxury crossover vehicles compare in the categories you care about most. Discover which one delivers the goods, from technology features to performance that pushes you forward, and take a test drive with us at BMW of Nashville!

BMW X3 vs Audi Q5: A Gesture to the Future

Loaded with forward-thinking technology, the 2021 X3 and Q5 can keep you connected from even the most remote locations. Far-flung adventures won't keep you away from your favorite people back home-and they put so much more at your fingertips.

  • Android Auto / Apple CarPlay (standard and/or available)
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology (standard)
  • Digital instrument panel (available)

However, the X3 outsmarts the Audi Q5 with available Gesture Control, the most futuristic way to command your touchscreen display. Five easy-to-learn hand gestures allow you to command the system without looking away from the road ahead.

Though the Audi Q5 has a quite capable touchscreen, it lacks any feature similar to the Gesture Control in the BMW Sports Activity Vehicle®.

A Luxury SUV With Cargo Space to Go Around

Every day brings new demands. That's why the best SUV is a flexible one, with an interior that can transform from passenger vehicle to cargo carrier seamlessly.

The BMW X3 and Audi Q5 can be configured to carry whatever you need with 40/20/40 split rear seats standard on every trim level. Adjust your cabin to meet whatever challenge comes your way, whether you have a full house or need some extra room for adventure gear!

Keep in mind, though, that the BMW X3 has more cargo space-up to 62.7 cubic feet, in fact. By contrast, the Audi Q5 offers just 53.5 cubic feet in total, so you may have to leave some items behind.

A BMW Powerful Yet Efficient: X3 Bests the Q5

Every driver wants something different from a luxury vehicle. Some value an engine's efficiency, while other would rather go all in for the thrill of performance! Get the best of both worlds with the 2021 X3, which offers far more versatile options than the Q5.

The BMW X3 and Audi Q5 both have available plug-in hybrid powertrains. You'll have better efficiency from the X3, though, which earned an EPA-estimated 60 combined city/highway MPGe for all-electric driving last model year. The Q5 gets just 50 combined MPGe in all-electric mode.

That same plug-in hybrid Audi is the most powerful Q5 with 362 horsepower on tap. However, you can tap into more in the BMW X3 M, which cranks out up to 503 horsepower with the optional Competition Package. Enjoy life in the fast lane!

BMW X3 vs Audi Q5: Which Is Better?

No doubt about it-these luxury SUVs are more than fit for the streets of Franklin, Brentwood, and Nashville, TN. The real question is, which will serve you better?

You've seen above that the 2021 BMW X3 outperforms the Audi Q5 in key measures, from tech to interior and performance features. If you want to experience the X3 Sports Activity Vehicle® in action, drop us a line at BMW of Nashville and book your test drive today!

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