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When you buy a luxury SUV in Shreveport, Louisiana, it's more than just a purchase - it's an investment in your personal enjoyment behind the wheel. That's why the Audi Q5 is such an excellent choice, easily outpacing competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60 with its stunning style and thrilling performance.

With its competition-beating performance and style, the Audi Q5 makes your luxury SUV decision an easy one. To learn more about all the Q5 has to offer, visit our showroom here at Audi Shreveport.

Compare the Audi Q5 to the BMW X5 at Audi Shreveport

When it comes to an Audi SUV, not many other options can rival the performance, capability, comfort, and convenience the lineup offers. The lineup emphasizes the driver's desire for extreme luxury and value, especially with options like the Audi Q5. While the market for luxury SUVs has boomed over the years, the Audi Q5 continues to showcase its dominance over many other popular models, like the BMW X5. Down below, you will find a comparison of major features that demonstrates how the Audi Q5 leads the way in categories that matter to SUV owners. When you see what is in store, we will happily welcome you at our dealership to explore the Audi Q5 firsthand.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X5: Interior Design and Features

When you take a seat in the Audi A6, you will see that it is more than just another luxury sedan. The interior enjoys a standard leather seating trim partnered with Dark Brown Walnut Wood inlays for a truly impressive design that assures a luxurious look. Both the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are standard with leatherette seating trim, requiring you to pay more to unlock leather options. The Audi and Mercedes-Benz sedans are standard with heated front seats, while the BMW sedan does not offer the same feature standard. All three models offer similar headroom and legroom for the front row, but the Audi A6 keeps your rear-seat passengers comfier with more second-row legroom.

The Audi's tech setup is intuitive and innovative, allowing you to control your experience with an array of dynamic features. All models are standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, but the Audi A6 also offers ambient lighting - a feature that is missing from the BMW 5 Series.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X5: Performance

When it comes to power and performance, the Audi Q5 and BMW X5 hold their own with impressive options underneath the hood. The Audi Q5 offers two engine options, with a plug-in hybrid available to help you avoid the inconvenience of frequent stops at a gas pump. The BMW X5 does offer more powerful engine options, but it sacrifices efficiency to do so. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharge Audi engine offers 23/28 mpg city/highway, while the BMW only manages 21/26 mpg city/highway.

The defining point of the Audi Q5 lineup is the standard and legendary quattro® all-wheel drive system. This system provides excellent traction and helps you grip the road better when taking corners. Even rain or snow-slicked roads are less of a problem thanks to this robust and hardy all-wheel drive system. The BMW X5 offers all-wheel drive, but you need to pay extra to unlock it.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X5: Safety

Both lineups take the safety of you and your passengers seriously, which is why the Audi Q5 and BMW X5 have earned impressive five-star overall safety ratings from NHTSA. Each lineup also offers a variety of standard and available driver assistance features to help you drive with confidence. The Audi Q5 comes with a few available features that you won't find in the BMW lineup, including Traffic Sign Recognition. This feature helps you stay aware of speed limits and other special conditions, which the BMW lacks with its Speed Limit Info.

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X5: Value

There is no comparison when it comes to the value of these two SUVs. The Audi Q5 starts at $43,300, while the BMW X5 balloons its cost to $59,400. The BMW X5 has a lot of new features for its latest model lineup, but it still falls behind the Audi Q5. The Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive, more interior comforts, and plenty of the technology that the X5 can't quite match. The cost goes up even more when you want to match the Audi Q5. The new Audi Q5 is a better choice for those drivers who want to get more bang for their buck!

Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC: Exterior Style

The Audi Q5 immediately separates itself from the competition with dynamic styling that reflects its athletic capabilities. For example, the Q5 features a standard spoiler, bold grille, and ruggedly sporty lowered air inlets, all of which set it apart from the more conventional looks of the GLC. The Mercedes-Benz GLC doesn't look nearly as sleek or attractive as the Q5 does, with its outdated form and odd proportions.

For an even more stylish look, with an aggressively raked roof and 19-inch wheels, opt for the available Q5 Sportback variant.

Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC: Power Comparison

Backing up its style with plenty of substance, the Audi Q5 boasts a standard 2.0-liter turbo TFSI® engine that delivers 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. With this engine and a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, the Q5 can power 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and tow up to 4,400 pounds.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC carries an engine with similar torque and slightly less horsepower, but its weaker towing abilities and slower 0-60 time are easily outclassed by the Q5.

Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC: All-Wheel Drive Availability

Every Audi Q5 model comes standard with a secret weapon for improved agility and confidence: quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. This advanced system automatically switches the Q5 from FWD to AWD whenever extra traction is needed, then switches back to FWD to preserve efficiency.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC also offers an AWD system, but there's a catch: It's only offered as an available option, so you'll need to pay extra to get the great grip that the Q5 gives you as a standard inclusion.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60: Performance

For thrilling and capable performance, slide behind the wheel of the Q5. This SUV features a standard 2.0-liter turbo TFSI® engine that puts out 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The result: fast acceleration and the ability to tow up to 4,400 pounds.

The XC60 can't keep up, offering lower standard horsepower and torque ratings along with towing capacity that falls short of the Q5 by nearly 1,000 pounds.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60: All-wheel Drive Availability

The Audi Q5 demonstrates its advantage over the Volvo XC60 with standard quattro® all-wheel drive on every model. Designed with special ultra® technology, this system knows exactly when to change from FWD to AWD and back again, giving you a balance of precise traction when you need it and efficient performance the rest of the time.

The Volvo XC60 does offer an AWD system of its own. However, this feature doesn't come standard and doesn't include quattro® tech - making you pay more for a system that offers less.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60: Fashionable Design

Attractive design should be a basic requirement for any luxury SUV - and the Audi Q5 clears this bar with ease. For example, it's available in a stunning Sportback variant that boasts a sleekly curved roof, 19-inch five-double-arm/bi-color wheels, and athletic styling touches that clue you in to the high-performing potential that awaits under the hood.

The Volvo XC60 doesn't come close to this sense of style and even looks a little dull when compared side-by-side to the Q5.

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Performance and Power

For thrilling power and performance, choose the Audi Q5 over the Lexus RX 350. The Q5 offers an available 55 TFSI® e quattro® powertrain that delivers a mighty 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque at its peak. With its advanced hybrid combination of 2.0-liter gas engine and electric motor, this powertrain can also achieve a 0-60 mph time of just 5 seconds. The RX 350's best engine can't come close to matching these numbers.

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: All-Wheel Drive

Delivering enhanced stability and confidence-inspiring traction, all-wheel drive is one of the most important features you can have on a new SUV in Shreveport. You'll get this feature on every Audi Q5 model - and not just any AWD system. It's quattro® all-wheel drive, a renowned and proven technology that anticipates when and where you'll need the most grip to maximize both safety and efficiency. The Lexus RX 350 offers basic AWD but only as an option that you'll need to pay extra for. Otherwise, you'll have to settle for front-wheel drive.

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Safety Ratings

The Audi Q5 and the Lexus RX 350 both come stocked with a wealth of advanced safety features. But when you look at how these vehicles actually perform in dangerous situations, the Q5 has a clear edge. The Audi SUV has an Overall 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA, excelling in a variety of crash tests. In comparison, the 2023 RX 350 only manages a 4-star overall rating. Secondly, the 2023 Q5 boasts a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS, thanks to its excellent crash safety, crash prevention, and headlight tech. The RX 350 has only a lower TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

Audi Q5 vs. Lexus RX 350: Luxury and Pricing

Whether you prioritize affordable pricing or a higher level of luxury, the Q5 delivers. The suggested price for the entry-level Audi Q5 Premium trim is thousands of dollars less than what you'd pay for the base RX 350 model. At the high end, you'll pay a little less for the fully-loaded Q5 Prestige than you will for the high-end RX 350 F SPORT trim; plus, you'll get Audi-exclusive features like matrix-design LED headlamps and the stunning virtual cockpit display.

Audi Q5 vs. Acura MDX: Efficiency

The Audi Q5 provides a much more fuel-efficient and planet-friendly driving experience than the rival Acura MDX SUV. The Q5 40 TFSI® and 45 TFSI® powertrains both achieve up to 25 mpg in combined city/highway driving, including 29 mpg on the highway.[1] The MDX doesn't fare nearly so well with its standard 3.5-liter V6, averaging 22 combined city/highway mpg for FWD models and 21 combined mpg for AWD models. Plus, since the gas tank is the same size for both models, you can drive farther in the Q5 on a single fill-up.

Audi Q5 vs. Acura MDX: Power and Performance

You can count on superior power and performance from the Audi Q5. For starters, the Q5 boasts an available 55 TFSI® e quattro® hybrid powertrain that generates a massive 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque - along with a snappy 0-60-mph time of 5 seconds. The MDX offers an available 3.5-liter V6 turbo motor, but it tops out at only 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Standard quattro® all-wheel drive makes the Q5 an even more attractive choice when it comes to performance, since AWD is only featured as an option on any 2023 MDX. The Q5 also comes with a standard S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and front multi-link suspension for better handling - two features you won't get with the MDX.

Audi Q5 vs. Acura MDX: Pricing

If you're looking to buy a luxury SUV for less money, the Audi Q5 is the better choice. A base Q5 Premium model starts at about $5,000 less than an equivalent Acura MDX entry-level trim - while still giving you comparable features and luxury. Shopping at the higher end? The top-of-the-line Q5 Prestige trim starts at about $9,000 less than the fully loaded Acura MDX Advance trim. And when it's equipped with a 55 TFSI® e quattro® powertrain, the Q5 Prestige is still about $5,000 less than the MDX Type S Advance.

[1] EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See  for details.

Audi Q5 vs. Jaguar E-PACE: Value

The Audi Q5 provides superior value compared to its competitor, the Jaguar E-PACE. The starting price of the current Q5 undercuts the E-PACE by more than $5,000.[2] And even though it's less expensive, the Q5 offers a longer wheelbase, larger overall exterior dimensions, and a comparably powerful engine - all while delivering better combined city/highway fuel efficiency at 25 mpg.[1]

Audi Q5 vs. Jaguar E-PACE: Interior Space

Thanks to its larger dimensions, the Audi Q5 offers plenty of comfortable and versatile interior space - especially when compared to the cramped Jaguar E-PACE. The Q5 boasts 40.9 inches of front legroom and 38 inches of rear legroom, while the E-PACE can only manage 40.1 inches and 34.3 inches, respectively. That's a far smaller back seat in the E-PACE.

Plus, the Q5 provides 25.6 cubic feet of cargo space when all seats are in use, easily beating the E-PACE and its 22.4 cubic feet. And when the second row is folded down, the Q5 gives you a total of 53.5 cubic feet compared to 49.5 cubic feet for the E-PACE.

Audi Q5 vs. Jaguar E-PACE: Hybrid Performance

The Audi Q5 lineup packs a punch with available plug-in hybrid performance - an option the Jaguar E-PACE doesn't offer at all. The 55 TFSI® e quattro® configuration combines gas and electric power, delivering a total of 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque to go with 23 miles of all-electric driving range.[1]

[1] EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.

[2] Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.

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