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BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Q5s, 5.8 months of data per Q5, average 5500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 X3s, 8.7 months of data per X3, average 4600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Audi Q5 17
19.0476190476% 19.0476190476% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Q5s, 10.0 months of data per Q5, average 12200 miles
2015 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 X3s, 10.8 months of data per X3, average 10100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2014 Audi Q5 TDI 20
24.2857142857% 24.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Q5 TDIs, 10.4 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 28200 miles
2014 Audi Q5 gas 26
38% 38% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Q5 gass, 10.4 months of data per Q5 gas, average 22700 miles
2014 BMW X3 25
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 26000 miles

X3 refreshed for this model year. Includes new X4.

 

2013 Audi Q5 44
65.2709359606% 65.2709359606% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Q5s, 8.9 months of data per Q5, average 29100 miles
2013 BMW X3 50
77.0935960591% 77.0935960591% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 X3s, 9.0 months of data per X3, average 35700 miles

 

2012 Audi Q5 55
79.9539170507% 79.9539170507% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 47400 miles
2012 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 X3s, 8.9 months of data per X3, average 44800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Audi Q5 65
81.746031746% 81.746031746% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Q5s, 9.8 months of data per Q5, average 60100 miles

Common problem with oil consumption in the 2.0T engine. This was common in the 2009 and 2010 earlier. Known issue. No reports yet for the 2012s, so 2011 might be the last year affected. Also multiple reports of coil pack failures.
2011 BMW X3 82
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 X3s, 8.3 months of data per X3, average 50500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Audi Q5 40
37.1794871795% 37.1794871795% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Q5s, 9.8 months of data per Q5, average 64100 miles

Common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.

 

2009 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Q5s, 10.0 months of data per Q5, average 89600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 X3s, 10.5 months of data per X3, average 68300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 94900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 X3s, 8.9 months of data per X3, average 100400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X3s, 6.5 months of data per X3, average 111100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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