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Boasting a fantastic combination of intuitive features, rich interior and engaging performance, the 2019 BMW X3 ranks among the top half of SUV rankings. It gets a tough competition from Audi Q5, with most car buyers often spoilt for a choice. Let us compare and contrast these models for a clearer picture.
Design & Style
The Audi A5 sportback can seat up to 5, while convertible and coupe have seating capacity for four people. The front seats are comfortable for long trips, but the rear seats can be cramped for big sized passengers. The sloping roofline limits the headroom, while cabriolet models have even lesser space. A5 has a modern and sleek design with a mix of high-quality materials and some plastic surfaces.
On the other hand, the BMW X3 can seat up to 5 people across two rows of seating. Both the front and rear seats are rated high in terms of space, as well as comfort. You can feel the strong build quality of the cabin, the moment you step inside. The design feels opulent right from the outset, and plenty of high-end materials have been used inside.
Technology & Safety
The 2019 Audi A5 comes equipped with MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch display. There is no touch-screen functionality, and you have to use rotary controller to navigate. The upgraded infotainment system comes with a touch pad, navigation and handwriting recognition. For safety, you have a rearview camera and Audi Pre Sense Basic, which senses the collision and closes the window and roof, tightens seatbelts and activates the hazard lights.
BMW X3 is blessed with plentiful technology, including a user-friendly iDrive system and other optional features including Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, navigation, satellite radio, Harman Audio system and a panoramic moonroof. The center-stack controls are easily accessible. Standard safety features include pedestrian detection, rearview camera, forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, driver drowsiness monitoring and parking sensors.
The 2019 Audi A5 comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It produces up to 248 HP, which is ideal for daily driving but not the best in its class for stress situations. You get more energetic performance from the BMW X3, having the same engine. For a more spirited driving, you have an option to avail the 355-HP 6-cylinder powertrain.
The Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X3 is an amalgamation of high-end features and luxurious interior, making it one of the most well-rounded vehicles in the market. It earns a lot of praise among car owners, and is on the shopping radar for most buyers.
Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X3 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X3 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.