A luxury SUV offers a great balance of style and dependability. The Audi Q5 and Audi Q3 both come with quattro® all-wheel drive and feature a sleek, streamlined design. So, which one is right for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton decide, Audi Ithaca looks at what these models are capable of in this Audi Q5 vs. Q3 comparison.

Performance Specs

The Audi Q5 is powered by a 2.0L 45 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. That kind of performance enables you to bring along some extra cargo for the ride by towing up to 4,400 pounds.

The Audi Q3 isn't designed for towing, but it is built to deliver a fun, sporty drive. It also runs on a turbocharged 2.0L 45 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine. When it's under the hood of this compact SUV, this engine can produce up to 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It can also reach a top speed of 130 MPH and go from 0 to 60 MPH in just seven seconds.

Interior Dimensions

The Audi Q5 and Audi Q3 both offer seating for up to five people. Both SUVs also feature a refined interior with leather seats and stylish accents. Lots of premium amenities are available as well, including heated front seats, power adjustable front seats, and a panoramic sunroof.

Inside the Audi Q5, you'll have 41 inches of legroom behind the wheel. Passengers in the backseat can also stretch out with 37.8 inches of legroom. The Audi Q3 gives the driver and front passenger 40 inches of legroom, while passengers in the back have 36.1 inches of legroom.

Both SUVs also offer a large trunk, plus 40/20/40 split-folding rear seatbacks. With the back row down, the Audi Q5 has 53.1 cubic feet of space, while the Audi Q3 has 48 cubic feet of cargo room.


Audi Q5

Audi Q3

Cargo Room Behind Row (front/rear)

53.1 cu. ft./

25.1 cu. ft.

48 cu. ft./

23.7 cu. ft.

Headroom (front/rear)

41.7 in./39.3 in.

39.6 in./37.6 in.

Legroom (front/rear)

41 in./37.8 in.

40 in./36.1 in.

Infotainment System

The Audi Q5 and Audi Q3 both come with the MMI® infotainment system. Each vehicle has a Bluetooth®-compatible touchscreen on the dashboard. In addition to streaming music and making hands-free calls, you'll be able to access smartphone apps through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

A navigation system is available in both SUVs as well. In addition to getting turn-by-turn directions, you'll be able to see where you're headed on the Audi virtual cockpit. This 12.3-inch LCD screen is available in each model. It upgrades the instrument cluster and lets you switch between a traditional appearance and detailed, full-screen maps.  

Q5 vs Q3: Side by Side Comparison

To learn more about this Audi Q5 vs. Q3 comparison, contact Audi Ithaca and test drive the one that's right for you. Both these capable luxury SUVs offer a stylish ride with lots of features to drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton.


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