Compare the 2021 Audi Q5 vs the Competition

Comparing luxury SUVs? See what advantages the Audi Q5 offers at Audi Erie

In 2021, the luxury SUV market is looking more competitive and diverse than ever before. Take a tour of the different luxury car dealerships around Erie, and you'll find a bevy of different models to choose from in this segment. But which is the best fit for your needs and lifestyle.

Here at Audi Erie, we like to think that our new 2021 Audi Q5 is the absolute best of the best in the luxury SUV market. Prized for its innate Audi quality and capability as well as its sophisticated array of impressive technologies and safety features, the 2021 Audi Q5 has long been one of the most popular nameplates on our showroom floor. That being said, there's a fresh slate of competitors out there gunning for its market share, and if you're anything like many of the savvy shoppers we serve, you no doubt want to know how the new Audi Q5 measures up. Well, let it never be said that Audi Erie doesn't do its homework. In fact, we've already prepared a competitive breakdown to show you how the new 2021 Audi Q5 compares to rivals like the new Acura RDX and BMW X3.

The Audi Q5 vs. the Acura RDX

There's a wealth of different facets to compare between luxury SUVs like the Audi Q5 and Acura RDX these days, but at their core, these two models are still Sport Utility Vehicles, and as such they should feel sporty to drive. However, if you took a test drive in both the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 on the roads of the greater Meadville area, you'd notice a marked difference between the two. With a standard Audi quattro® all-wheel drive and up to 349 horsepower available, the new Audi Q5 easily eclipses the Acura RDX, which tops out at just 272 horsepower and only offer front-wheel drive standard.

Of course, it's not just how the new 2021 Audi Q5 performs on the open road. It's also worth comparing the interior quality of both the Audi Q5 and Acura RDX. Now, both of these luxury SUVs come remarkably well-equipped on the inside, but there are some key differentiators between the two. For example, while the new Acura RDX offers dual-zone automatic climate control and simulated leather upholstery, the 2021 Audi Q5 does it one better with genuine leather upholstery and four-zone automatic climate control standard.

The Audi Q5 vs. the BMW X3

Given that both the new Audi Q5 and BMW X3 hail from Germany, there's a whole host of similarities between these two models. However, if you look closely at both, you'll see that there's some key advantages to having a new Audi Q5 that put it head and shoulders above the BMW X3.

Much like the Acura RDX before it, the BMW X3 only has front-wheel drive standard, so driving in inclement weather in nearby Ashtabula, OH and Jamestown, NY will feel much better in the Audi Q5 with standard Audi quattro® all-wheel drive. It's also worth noting that the new Audi Q5 offers more standard torque than the BMW X3, giving it impressive off-the-line power that's hard to rival.

Plus, while the new BMW X3 may offer wireless Apple CarPlay support, it lacks standard support for Android Auto. You'll find both connectivity technologies on the standard equipment list of the new Audi Q5.


Looking to try out the new Audi Q5 for yourself?

We'd welcome you to put it to the test here at our Erie, PA Audi dealership. Reach out to our team today to reserve your spot for a test drive in the 2021 Audi Q5.

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