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2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 BMW X3 PHEV Review

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2021 Audi
SQ5

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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MSRP*
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$52,900 to $56,100
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$49,600
Invoice* $49,727 to $52,735 $46,630
MPG - City 18 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi SQ5 than in the BMW X3 PHEV. The BMW X3 PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi SQ5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi SQ5 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X3 PHEV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi SQ5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Dimensions
The Audi SQ5 is about the same width as the BMW X3 PHEV. When looking at overall length, the Audi SQ5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X3 PHEV.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi SQ5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has the same turning radius as the BMW X3 PHEV, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Audi SQ5 will do just as well as the BMW X3 PHEV, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Audi SQ5 greatly out-muscles the BMW X3 PHEV.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi SQ5 and the BMW X3 PHEV. The Audi SQ5 has less cargo space than the BMW X3 PHEV, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X3 PHEV.