2013 Audi Q5 vs. Its Competition

2013 Audi Q5
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Audi Q5 claims some popular turf in the crossover market; it's sized right and looks great, and has Audi's rising brand behind it.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK has prestige for days, and some true all-road capability, as well as a new diesel version this year; the boxy styling's themed more like an SUV, if that matters.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, is the most urban, carlike vehicle Land Rover has ever produced--it's an SUV-ish stiletto, attractive inside and out, with good performance, and it's quite fuel-efficient.

The BMW X3 grew larger in a 2011 redesign, and has excellent interior space and performance now to match its high price.

Finally there's the Cadillac SRX, a stylish and relatively new entry in this size class, with crisp good looks and good on-road maneuvers.

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2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque with Black Design Pack2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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Quick Specs
The 2013 Audi Q5 is one of the more carlike crossovers, with elegant execution, smart high-tech features, and very good passenger space.
The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX has a roomy, rich, uniquely American interior, and with new interior technology it's now the iPhone of crossovers.
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque nails the coupe-crossover concept, and puts the off-roading on mute with a sexy shape and a casual elegance.
It looks more like an authentically rugged SUV, but the improved 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK has carlike road manners and now, better fuel economy with both its gas V-6 and its new turbodiesel four.
The 2013 Volvo XC60 carries on the tradition of Volvo wagons--even their top-of-the-class safety--only in a modern, fashion-conscious crossover.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas/Ethanol V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/ASport Utility 4WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
quattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive28iFWD 4-Door Base5-Door HB Dynamic PremiumRWD 4-Door GLK 350AWD 4-Door 3.2L
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleWagon
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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