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Audi Q5: a comparison with the competition

Let’s make a comparison between the Audi Q5 and its main competitors in segment D, the one dedicated to compact SUVs. Who will win?

The Audi Q5 is a compact SUV that is a full part of the segment D. The first generation was presented in 2008 and in 2017, also given the great success achieved, the German car manufacturer also launched the second series of the model. The D segment is marked by the presence of very fierce competition, but the Audi Q5 knows how to defend itself very well, offering features that make it perfect for car rental as well. Requesting the Audi Q5 long-term rental is an alternative formula to buying a used or new Audi Q5, which allows you to start driving immediately without having to purchase anything and without fearing unexpected extra costs. In the next paragraphs we will try to understand what are the characteristics of the Audi Q5 and its main competitors such as, for example, theAlfa Romeo Stelvio or the BMW X3.

Audi Q5: a comparison with the competition

Audi Q5, interior and passenger compartment: compared with competitors

The Audi Q5 is the flagship crossover of the German car manufacturer and one of its secrets is that it has been able to renew itself with constant updates, which have allowed it to always keep up with the latest news. If we talk about the Audi Q5, the interior and passenger compartment certainly represent one of the strengths of this model, think, for example, of the attention in the choice of materials and assemblies. Once in the car, you immediately notice the system MMI Touch infotainment with 10.1′ touchscreen‘, the true protagonist of the passenger compartment. Always connected, it allows you to receive all the updates on traffic and weather conditions in real time. But not only that, there are also a lot of premium equipment on board, one above all the three-zone automatic climate control. Clearly, the Audi Q5 price also directly depends on the chosen set-up.

One of the main competitors of the Audi Q5 is certainly the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, a successful SUV that follows the same design used by the Giulia. From an interior point of view, the Stelvio has nothing less than the Q5, think, for example, of the three-spoke steering wheel or the buttons for managing the cruise control, speed control and audio system. Not only that, the engine start button is also highly appreciated, a sign of the sporty soul of this SUV. Also on board the Stelvio, then, there is a lot of premium equipment, think of the Virtual cockpit or the three-zone automatic climate control system. Another competing car is the BMW X3, car that has a very nice and refined interior, perfectly in line with the other cars of the brand. With the X3 all the controls are within easy reach and there are many inserts in refined materials such as leather, wood and aluminium. The dashboard is also available with the 12.3” digital version and, right in the center of the dashboard, you can see the monitor dedicated to infotainment with a 10.25” display and gestural controls.

Audi Q5: a comparison with the competition

Audi Q5, dimensions: differences with competitors

And in terms of size? With the most recent facelift, the Q5 has increased the length of 19 mm, for a total of 4682 mm. The wheelbase has remained the same as the previous version, with an impressive 2810 mm which is more than sufficient for passengers sitting in the rear seats. Also from the point of view of the trunk, the Q5 does not disappoint, with a minimum capacity of 520 liters, which becomes 1520 liters by folding down the backrests of the second row of seats. The Stelvio was born on the “Giorgio” platform of the Giulia sedan, but compared to it, the Alfa Romeo SUV has a height greater than 220 mm, also ensuring a greater ability to move in terrains other than asphalt. In terms of length, the Stelvio measures only 8 mm more than the Audi Q5, and also in terms of height the measurements are almost identical: 1662 mm for the Audi Q5 and 1670 mm for the Stelvio. The wheelbase of the Alfa Romeo SUV measures a good 2818 mm (2819 mm for the Q5) and is a guarantee of plenty of space on board the car for passengers. The BMW X3, on the other hand, features slightly larger sizewith a length of 4720mm, a width of 1900mm and a wheelbase of 2684mm.

Audi Q5: a comparison with the competition

Base set-ups: who is better?

We assume that the Audi Q5 price, as well as for competitors, varies according to the equipment and the engine chosen. In this case it’s really hard to keep up with the large basic assortment of the Q5, which includes: 18” cast aluminum wheels in 5-spoke Turbine design with 235/60 R 18 103W tyres, front headlights in LED technology for low beam, high beam, daytime running lights, position lights, direction indicators , cornering lights, all-weather lights, LED rear lights, three-zone automatic climate, driver information system with high-resolution 7” color display, digital radio reception, MMI radio plus with system preparation MMI navigation plus can be activated via Functions On Demand. But that’s not all, we also have a 10.1” MMI touch color display, parking assistance system plus, electrically adjustable, heated and foldable exterior mirrors and much, much more.

Even the basic equipment of the Stelvio is respectable and includes: Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian recognition, aluminum kick plate, wireless charging pad, sports leather gear lever trim, start & stop evo, lane departure warning, sports leather steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors. As far as the BMW X3 is concerned, however, the basic equipment includes radio, BMW Connected Drive services, BMW Remote Services, climate control, 4-indicator analogue instrument panel with 5.7” LCD digital display and driving feeling selector.

In short, the Audi Q5 it is a car that certainly does not go unnoticed, imposes itself on the road and has many on-board equipment already rich right from the starting set-ups. Even a used Audi Q5 is an excellent solution for being able to drive a car that has all it takes to confirm itself at the top of its market segment. The Stelvio, which is one of the main competitors, has a spirit that closely resembles a sports sedan and a wide range of engines, with ideal solutions for every need. Finally, the X3 stands out for the quality of the interior and for a range of engines that also includes electrified variants. That’s all from the engines section, keep following us!