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2021 Audi Q5 vs. Its Competition

2021 Audi Q5
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Audi Q5 competes against a slew of luxury crossovers that tempt buyers’ wallets like a Vegas casino.

The GLC-Class took an off-road turn last year, but it’s still the most elegant of the bunch and available in many different configurations.

The BMW X3 is a compelling pick because it’s a complete machine; every configuration is considered and comfortable.

The Acura RDX has a turbo-4 powertrain and 10-speed automatic that we like.

Its infotainment? Not so much.

The Volvo XC60 is a little long in the tooth but still good-looking and easy to drive.

The Cadillac XT5 is OK but lacks a standout feature that we adore.

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2020 BMW X32021 BMW X3
2020 Cadillac XT5 2021 Cadillac XT5
2020 Volvo XC602021 Volvo XC60
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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
6.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
MSRP From     
$43,300$38,200$69,900$43,995$41,700$42,500
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
Premium 45 TFSI quattroFWDSports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door LuxuryT5 FWD MomentumGLC 300 SUV
Drivetrain     
All WheelFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity CoupeSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Acura RDX2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 BMW X32021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT52021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC602021 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class