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BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 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
  20 Q5s, 7.2 months of data per Q5, average 7300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 BMW X3 41
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 X3s, 9.9 months of data per X3, average 5900 miles

 

2015 Audi Q5 13
9.52380952381% 9.52380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  51 Q5s, 10.7 months of data per Q5, average 14800 miles
2015 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 X3s, 10.1 months of data per X3, average 12700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Audi Q5 TDI 17
15.9340659341% 15.9340659341% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Q5 TDIs, 10.0 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 31200 miles
2014 Audi Q5 gas 31
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Q5 gass, 9.6 months of data per Q5 gas, average 25400 miles
2014 BMW X3 31
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 X3s, 9.6 months of data per X3, average 30500 miles

X3 refreshed for this model year. Includes new X4.

 

2013 Audi Q5 42
61.3300492611% 61.3300492611% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Q5s, 8.6 months of data per Q5, average 33200 miles
2013 BMW X3 48
73.1527093596% 73.1527093596% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 X3s, 8.7 months of data per X3, average 38800 miles

 

2012 Audi Q5 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Q5s, 10.1 months of data per Q5, average 48900 miles
2012 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 X3s, 7.5 months of data per X3, average 46200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Audi Q5 68
78.2051282051% 78.2051282051% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Q5s, 11.1 months of data per Q5, average 63700 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 88
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 X3s, 7.9 months of data per X3, average 51900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Audi Q5 29
21.0622710623% 21.0622710623% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Q5s, 9.5 months of data per Q5, average 67200 miles

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

 

2009 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Q5s, 10.4 months of data per Q5, average 88100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X3s, 9.7 months of data per X3, average 72500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 X3s, 8.6 months of data per X3, average 95800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 X3s, 10.4 months of data per X3, average 103100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 BMW X3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 X3s, 6.3 months of data per X3, average 112400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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