2015 Audi Q3 vs. 2015 Audi Q5

2015 Audi Q3

2015 Audi Q3

2015 Audi Q5

2015 Audi Q5

When it comes to the five-passenger luxury SUVs on the market, two of the most popular options both come from the Audi lineup. The Q3 and Q5 are both extremely capable crossovers that are able to deliver an impressive balance of both power and fuel economy. As you would expect, they are also able to take on a great deal of cargo. The pair of SUVs are able to deliver all of the capabilities that we just mentioned, but as they reside in different classes, the numbers that they are able to deliver differ quite a bit. To show you exactly how the Audi Q3 stacks up against the Q5, and to hopefully help you with the often-difficult decision-making process, let’s look at the 2015 Audi Q3 vs 2015 Audi Q5 in a bit more detail.


Under the Hood

Seeing as Audi vehicles are most renowned for their impeccable performance, let’s start by looking at the powertrains of each vehicle. As you can see from the table that we provided, both the Q3 and Q5 come standard with the same size engine beneath the hood. Despite the fact that they displace the same amount, however, does not mean that their outputs are identical. The output of the Q3 base engine peaks at 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, and although it’s impressive, if you are in the market for a bit more power, you will find it in the Audi Q5. With the 2.0-liter engine in place, the larger of the SUVs is able to produce 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, giving it the ability to haul and tow more weight.

Fuel Efficiency and Powertrains

It is also worth nothing that there is only a single engine offered in the nose of the Q3. If the 2.0-liter isn’t enough to satisfy your desires, you may want to look into the Audi Q5, which offers up a pair of V6 engines in addition to the turbocharged four-cylinder. Plus, if you are in the market for a diesel, you will be sure to appreciate that the Q5 is offered with a torque-heavy options, giving it even more towing power.

Another one of the benefits of the Q5 is that it comes with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that operates more efficiently than some of the other gearboxes out there. The proof is in the numbers. Even with the added size, the Q5 is able to produce fuel economy ratings that are similar to the Audi Q3, and that allow you to save a great deal of money at the pumps. It is one of the many benefits that can come from the base engine of the SUV. As you can see from the ratings listed above, the Q3 is able to achieve those ratings with just a six-speed transmission, which helps to keep the overall price down.

Get Behind the Wheel

As you can see, when equipped with the base engines, the 2015 Audi Q3 and Q5 are actually quite similar. If you need a bit more space and want to take advantage of some higher outputs, the Q5 is definitely the vehicle for you, but if you want to keep costs down and are interested in saving money at the pumps, then the 2015 Audi Q3 is definitely the better of the two options.

If you need help deciding, be sure to get in touch with us here at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania. We have both models in stock and can help to introduce you to both so that you can experience the differences of both SUVs for yourself.