New 2016 Audi Q3 and Q5
Today we have under review two crossovers from Audi – the 2016 Audi Q3 and the 2016 Audi Q5. While we list the features and specs of both Q3 and Q5, we also compare them side by side for everything. The market of crossovers has suddenly increased in the last couple of years. Some people have somewhat started to prefer crossovers over sedans, quite understandably due to more space and more aggressive stance. While the sedans from Audi look classy and elegant, the crossovers give a bold and mightier impression.
Let’s get to know more about the 2016 Audi Q3 and Q5.
Overview of 2016 Audi Q3 & Q5
While both the cars might look same externally with slight difference in size, the power, features, and prices differ considerably. The bigger brother, we can say, 2016 Audi Q5 has been made for people looking for more power and space than the Audi Q3. The Q3 might not be as quick and economical as competition; it is definitely quieter and offers a great ride quality. Some of the standard features are extremely useful. The Q5 on the other hand pleases in almost every way. It is elegantly styled and makes a solid impression.
Exterior – External Looks & Features
With a wheelbase of 102.5 inches, length of 172.8 inches, and width of 72.1 inches, the Q3 stands 62.6 inches tall. It has a minimum ground clearance of 6.7 inches. It weighs 4707 lbs.
The Q5 stands nearly 3 inches taller than the Q3 and has a width of 74.7 inches, wheelbase of 110.5 inches, and overall length of 182.6 inches. It has a minimum ground clearance of 7.9 inches and weighs 4200 lbs (base kerb).
Major external features of Q3 include express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st and 2nd row sunroof with power sunshade, rain-detecting variable intermittent wipers with heated jets, perimeter/approach lights, and programmable projector beam high intensity low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling auto high-beam headlamps with washer and delay-off.
On the other hand, the Q5 sports major features like express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st and 2nd row sunroof with power sunshade, power heated side mirrors with manual folding, speed-sensitive rain-detecting variable intermittent wipers with heated jets, programmable projector beam high intensity low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling auto high-beam headlamps with washer and delay-off, and perimeter/approach lights.
Interior – Internal Looks & Features
Both the Q3 and Q5 have a passenger seating capacity of 5 people, with Q5 having a total passenger volume of 101.5 cubic feet. The interiors of both the cars look elegant and classy, with Q5 having slightly more room for almost everything.
Major internal features of Audi Q3 include heated front seats with 12-way power front seats and 4-way power lumbar adjustment, 60-40 folding bench rear seat, proximity key for doors and push button start, remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter, cruise control, dual-zone front automatic air conditioning, day-night auto-dimming rearview mirror, etc.
The Q5 sports the following major internal features, including power front bucket seats with 12-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar adjustable head restraints and 8-way power passenger seat with adjustable head restraints, 40-20-40 folding split-bench rear seat, remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter, illuminated entry and panic button, HomeLink garage door transmitter, cruise control, dual-zone front automatic air conditioning, rear HVAC with separate controls and underseat and console ducts, cooled glovebox, engine immobilizer, etc.