Are you looking currently for a midsize luxury sport utility vehicle in the Laval region, on the North Shore of Montreal, and don’t know which one to choose between the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i and the 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro? Our comparative test will help you decide objectively which one to drive home! The first iteration of the Audi Q5 was already the benchmark for its upscale comfort, performance and durability and the new generation of the Q5 is better in every way regarding these aspects. Hence, the 2018 Audi Q5 is a serious competitor for the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i in the Laval and Montreal areas. Which one of the 2018 Audi Q5 or the 2017 BMW X3 is the best choice for you?
The equipment of the 2018 Audi Q5 is technologically exceptional in its category, since it can feature the optional Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the traditional dashboard and its gages by a high-definition screen displaying all the essential information on the vehicle and the road. On the contrary, the 2017 BMW X3 is only available with the traditional dashboard, which makes the new Audi Q5 the new benchmark regarding on-board technology features in Laval and the Greater Montreal areas!
The retail price of the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i is higher than the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic one, with a price of $46,050 for the BMW whereas the Audi retails for $44,950 in Laval, on the Montreal’s North Shore. However, the Audi offers more, with quality leather seats and three-zone automatic air conditioning while the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i features synthetic leather and dual-zone automatic air conditioning.
Performance wise, the 2018 Audi Q5 takes the lead, with its 2.0 TFSI engine delivering 252 hp, whereas the BMW X3 xDrive28i has 241 horsepower only. Hence, the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic will deliver better performance with its 273 lb-ft of torque that enable it to run from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,3 seconds only, regardless of the road conditions in Laval or Montreal (BMW X3 xDrive28i: 258lb-ft of torque for a 0-100 km/h run in 6.5 seconds). What is remarkable is that the supercharged 2.0-liter engine of the 2018 Audi Q5 features the same average consumption as the turbocharged 2.0-liter motor of the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i, which is 7L per 100 kms. This is due, among other things, to the 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro Ultra smart AWD system that sends torque to the rear axle only if needed, thus increasing drastically its fuel efficiency.
If you want more performance, the Audi SQ5 will be for you, with its powerful engine delivering 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the most powerful motor available on the 2017 BMW X3 has an output of 300 hp and 300lb-ft of torque only. Hence, for a sports midsize SUV in the Laval area, near Montreal, the S variant of the Audi Q5 is the reference against which BMW can’t compete since there is no sports version of its 2017 X3.
Then, before going and seeing the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i at the BMW dealership of Laval, why don’t you book the test drive of your 2018 Audi Q5? At the same time, you could discover the 2017-2018 Audi lineup, our demonstrator or preowned Audi vehicles in stock for sale, and our current leasing and financing offers.