2017 Audi Q5 vs. Its Competition

2017 Audi Q5
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Almost unbelievably, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is priced more reasonably than the Audi Q5, and offers a diesel powertrain that the Q5 had once.

The BMW X3 is in the same boat, but its interior falls short of both the Benz and the Audi.

Range Rover's stylish Evoque looks great, but has a less finely finished interior and more cabin noise than the Audi.

Cadillac has packed its XT5 with a lot of tech, but we're still waiting for Super Cruise on that model.

The Volvo XC60 may start at roughly $4,000 less than the Q5, and has an even more striking cockpit, though like the Audi it's starting to show its age.

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2017 BMW X32017 BMW X3
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe (GLC300 Coupe 4Matic)2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2017 Volvo XC602017 Volvo XC60
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Quick Specs
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The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.
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The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
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The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an evolutionary improvement over the SRX in most ways, but it’s part of a larger leap for Cadillac.
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The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque cloaks its off-road chops in street-smart, urbane style.
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The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
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The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.
MSRP From     
$40,900$40,050$39,395$41,800$39,150$40,950
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door5 Door SEGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Dynamic
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility Vehicle5-DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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