2016 Audi Q5 vs. Its Competition

2015 Audi Q5
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Although the Audi Q5 offers more drivetrain options than its competitors, it still faces good competition for most of its variants.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is priced a bit more reasonably than the Q5, and has a smooth gas V-6.

BMW's X3 is spacious and offers a powerful turbo-six or a pleasant turbo four, while the Range Rover Evoque comes one-ups its competitors with a nine-speed automatic hitched to a turbo four offered in two strengths.

The Volvo XC60 is big, safe, and stylish, and Cadillac's SRX has a great V-6 in its corner, while some may not immediately fall in love with its tech-heavy CUE infotainment system.

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2016 BMW X32016 BMW X3
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes.
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers.
The 2016 Cadillac SRX smooths out the road ahead with a luxurious ride, smooth V-6 power, and the mixed blessing of touchscreen controls.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque breaks through with a more urban, street-smart style and tones down the off-road chops.
As a tangential—and far more sophisticated—replacement for the GLK, the savvy 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a far better match for American wants and needs.
The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
quattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive28iFWD 4-Door Base5-Door HB SERWD 4-Door GLC 300FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility Vehicle5-DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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