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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Audi Q5 23
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Q5s, 7.4 months of data per Q5, average 5700 miles
2015 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 X3s, 7.6 months of data per X3, average 4800 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2014 Audi Q5 TDI 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Q5 TDIs, 9.4 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 18000 miles
2014 Audi Q5 gas 12
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Q5 gass, 10.4 months of data per Q5 gas, average 14500 miles
2014 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 15300 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2013 Audi Q5 38
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Q5s, 10.1 months of data per Q5, average 22500 miles
2013 BMW X3 40
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 X3s, 9.7 months of data per X3, average 29300 miles

 

2012 Audi Q5 36
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Q5s, 9.2 months of data per Q5, average 37400 miles
2012 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  21 X3s, 7.4 months of data per X3, average 35900 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2011 Audi Q5 46
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 51600 miles
2011 BMW X3 41
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 X3s, 9.3 months of data per X3, average 41100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Audi Q5 48
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 53500 miles

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

 

2009 Audi Q5   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 Q5s, 10.8 months of data per Q5, average 78800 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2008 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 X3s, 8.4 months of data per X3, average 69200 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2007 BMW X3 119
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 X3s, 8.5 months of data per X3, average 88600 miles

 

2006 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  13 X3s, 8.5 months of data per X3, average 100000 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2004 BMW X3   Join or sign in to vie  
  11 X3s, 6.5 months of data per X3, average 115800 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.

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BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find BMW X3 or Audi Q5 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track BMW X3 and Audi Q5 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the BMW X3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Not a single issue in over three years of ownership. SA at BMW store stated X3s have much fewer problems than most other BMW vehicles.
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I’ve only encountered the most minor problems – a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, it’s been problem-free driving for almost 30K miles.
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not lots of gizmos and trinkets to break - interior simple and well made - even at high mileage it looks new! switches, buttons all high quality
BMW X3 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ride qualities have necessitated two visits to the dealership along with one two-night stay in the first month of ownership. The tailgate latch has begun to stick where it will neither open or close completely.
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
After a long trip, a downshift in the driveway from 2nd to 1st was missed accompanied by slippage and loud noises. In test drive around the neighborhood it continued. Next morning was ok. Dealer unable to find any computer log of event.
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
Frequent expensive repairs from past experiance
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi Q5

Audi Q5 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 2009 Q5 is my wife's car. I drive it occasionally, we have 42,200 miles on the car. It has proven to be the best car we have owned having only one a/c issue last summer causing the a/c to stop working. We had the car repaired at the local Audi dealer. We bought the car new, ordering it from a dealer, took delivery of the car and have loved the car ever since. My wife will not trade the car. It drives great, steering and body is so firm and it's like driving a race car. Plenty of power, drives wonderfully on the interstates, I just can't find anything wrong. Don't understand how the 2009 reliability is so low. The car has never failed to start take us where we want, brings us home.