If you're in the market for a luxury SUV, you'll already know that the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q3 both consistently rank among the top of their class. Choosing between them is more a question of whether the best match for you is a compact SUV like the Q5, or a sub-compact like the Q3. 

Both SUVs sport the same quattro® base engine for comparable hp and towing capacity. The difference comes down to upgrades and available features: if you know you want lots of luxury interior features to smooth out those long drives beyond Nashua, the Q5 is likely your best choice. If you care more about performance than interior features, the Q3 has the same energetic handling and impressive power as the Q5, but comes at a lower starting MSRP. Compare the Audi Q5 vs. Audi Q3 SUVs below, then check out our inventory of new Audi vehicles.

Q5 vs. Q3 Audi SUV Engines: Strength in Hybrids

When it comes to innovative hybrid technology, the Audi brand is a trailblazer - so it's no surprise that Audi Q5 hybrid offers excellent fuel economy without sacrificing performance. As for the Q3, Audi added the Q3 Sportback compact to the lineup for 2019, which uses a mild-hybrid system.

  • 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e - Combining a turbo four-cylinder with an electric motor, the Q5 Hybrid model puts out a combined 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2019 Audi Q3 Sportback - The entry-level gasoline engine works together with a 48 V mild-hybrid system, recovering energy during deceleration and supporting the engine during acceleration from low speeds. As a result, it will save you up to 0.4 L of fuel per 62.1 miles.

Q5 vs. Q3: Key Features

If you want your trips to Portsmouth and Nashua to be ultra-comfortable, the Q5 interior has the advanced entertainment and driver-assist technologies you're looking for. The Q3 offers classic Audi performance at a significantly lower price point, but offers plenty of available upgrades too. If you'd like a Q5 at a lower price point, check out your certified pre-owned Audi options from Audi Stratham.

  • 2020 Audi Q5
    • Quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology
    • Five driver-selectable modes to adjust steering, transmission shifts and throttle response
    • Available trailer hitch provision with a 4,400-pound max towing capacity
    • Available full LED headlights
    • MMI all-in-touch®
    • Three-zone automatic climate control
    • Fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display
    • Audi virtual cockpit with Classic and Infotainment modes
    • Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™ integration
  • 2019 Audi Q3
    • LED headlights
    • Standard MMI® touch response system
    • Standard digital instrument cluster
    • Standard leather seating surfaces
    • Apple CarPlay®
    • Google Earth™ satellite imagery
    • Available 12.3-inch high-resolution Audi virtual cockpit
    • Available Audi connect®
    • Available MMI® touch response handwriting recognition
    • Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System

Q5 vs. Q3: Available Upgrade Packages

  • Audi Q5 black optic package
      • High-Gloss Black exterior trim elements 
      • Matte Black roof rails and 
      • 20-inch Audi Sport® wheels
  • Audi Q3 sport interior package
    • Orange Alcantara® interior package

Find Your Audi SUV at Audi Stratham!

With a wide variety of new and pre-owned Audi SUV vehicles for sale on our lot, one is sure to be your perfect match. Stop by the Audi Stratham near Portsmouth, where we'll be happy to answer all your car-buying questions, as well as explain the many benefits of Audi ownership experience. Reach out to schedule a test drive today, or continue your research by pitting the 2020 Audi Q5 against the Jaguar F-PACE.