Comparison - Audi Q3 SUV 2017 - vs - Cadillac XT5 Base 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
39,734
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
46,236
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.90gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant Black
#000000
Cortina White
#F3F2EE
Cuvee Silver Metallic
#8E9085
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Glacier White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Hainan Blue Metallic
#1E587E
Misano Red Pearl Effect
#B00108
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#505455
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Utopia Blue Metallic
#35435D
Color: 
Crystal White Tricoat
#EFEFEF
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#3E495D
Dark Granite Metallic
#636365
Radiant Silver Metallic
#A3A7AA
Stellar Black Metallic
#302C2D
Silver Coast Metallic
#B1AAA0
Red Passion Tintcoat
#922028

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

he Audi Q3 is no longer the smallest Audi SUV – that mantle was taken by the dinky Q2 in 2016 – but that shouldn't put you off what is still a practical, well-built and desirable crossover.

On sale since 2011, the Q3 rivals cars like the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA. Its premium feel runs more than skin deep, as the compact Audi 4x4 offers an engaging, fun driving experience and genuine refinement thanks to solid design and engineering. Impeccable Audi build quality is reflected in a cabin that has a truly premium feel, too.

With a full range of safety kit and the desirable ‘four rings’ badge on its nose, the Audi Q3 is unsurprisingly in strong demand. The downsides? This quality doesn’t come cheap – especially if you go to town on the options – and despite its looks, the Q3 isn’t all that capable off-road.

Pros
Premium badge, classy interior, quattro 4WD option

Cons
Conservative styling, pricy extras, dated interior

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

When it comes to luxurious interior design and a smooth ride, the 2017 Audi Q3 delivers. You'll also like how this baby Audi's sharp styling mimics that of the more expensive Q5. But read more to learn how the veteran Q3 stacks against newer rival crossovers.

For 2017, the Audi Q3 has a new Premium base trim level.

As the smaller sibling to Audi's popular Q5 compact crossover, the 2017 Audi Q3 has the qualities you'd hope to get from any Audi. You'll be quite comfortable driving it, and the cabin is quiet and crafted in high-quality materials. You get plenty of features for your money, too, at least relative to the more expensive Q5. But whether the Q3 is the best subcompact luxury crossover for you might depend on a few other factors.

Pros
Rides comfortably on rough roads
Quiet at highway speeds
High-quality materials inside the cabin
Cargo capacity beats some competitors
Plenty of available features.

Cons
Not the best option in the class for dynamic performance
Ranks at the back of the pack for fuel economy
Tight rear seating for adults
Less-than-ideal infotainment control placement.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek.

The Audi Q3 is functionally attractive, but not as beautiful as some of the brand's larger models.

The 2017 Q3 is heavier than it should be, but it's remarkably maneuverable and nimble.

A smooth ride and good seats (especially the optional sport seats) help forgive the otherwise very tight, somewhat stark interior.

The 2017 Audi Q3 earns great crash-test ratings from the IIHS, but it's lacking front crash prevention.

Take it easy on the options; we think the Q3 is the best value in base all-wheel-drive form.

With highway ratings that don't reach 30 mpg on the highway, the Audi Q3 has unremarkable fuel economy.

Pros
Smart packaging for tight spaces
Great turbocharged engine
Great interface, maps
Excellent ride quality
Pert handling

Cons
Tight rear seat
More a hatchback than an SUV
Lackluster gas mileage
No manual here

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 ranks 16 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The new-for-2017 Cadillac XT5 has a well-built cabin and spacious rear seats. It also has a long list of features, including several driver assistance options. However, many class rivals have more impressive engines, and the XT5's handling ability draws mixed reviews.

Pros
First-rate cabin materials
Spacious rear seats
Excellent safety ratings

Cons
Uninspiring engine

By: 
usnews.com

The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 combines a large interior with a pleasing ride, plentiful outward visibility and a striking design. If you're shopping in the competitive compact luxury SUV segment, the XT5 is worth a look.

Pros
Pleasing ride and handling
Generous interior space
Excellent forward visibility.

Cons
Only one engine choice
Tech interface can frustrate
All-wheel drive not available in base trim.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an evolutionary improvement over the SRX in most ways, but it’s part of a larger leap for Cadillac.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the successor to the GM luxury brand's smallest SUV, the SRX. New this model year, it's a design that lays some heavy bets on lighter-weight construction, a library-themed interior, and other upscale cues that Cadillac hopes will lure away buyers from the likes of the Audi Q5 and Benz GLC.

Pros
Fine details everywhere inside
Suite of fuel-efficiency and safety tech
Easy drivability, perky powertrain
Softer, less chiseled look than SRX

Cons
Rear seat still a bit tight across
Lacks the sport-sedan pedigree of some rivals
No hybrid in the lineup
CarPlay outshines Cadillac's own CUE

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
270ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 100rpm
310hp
at 6 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Roadside Assistance*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
172.60in
189.50in
Width: 
72.20in
75.00in
Height: 
62.60in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
7.80in
Front Track: 
61.90in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
102.50in
112.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.00
38.40
Front Hip Room: 
58.00in
56.00in
Front Leg Room: 
40.00in
41.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
58.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
36.00
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
54.70in
Rear leg room: 
31.10in
39.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in
56.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.20cu.ft
63.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.70cu.ft
30.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.00degrees
15.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.00degrees
23.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3494.00lbs
3985.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Multi-link front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension, Front and rear stabilizer bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
465 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media contro
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand stero system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
8 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Highway Safety Kit
Rear door child safety locks
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
First Aid Kit
Emergency Service*

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Sport Package
Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
Wheel Locks
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Bracket
Floor Mounted Cargo Net
Pedal Cover Set
Compact Spare Tire
Molded Splash Guards
Exterior Options: 
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 5-Double-Spoke Offroad-Design Wheels
Front Grille Filler Panel
Front License Plate Holder
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Area Organizer
Interior Options: 
Homelink - Black
Homelink - Silver
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Engine Block Heater
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Chestnut Brown, leather
#543D37
Rock Gray, leather
#969690
Color: 
Sahara Beige w/Jet Black Accents, leatherette
#A2978A