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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.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Audi Q5 44 Q5s, 4.8 months of data per Q5, average 4800 miles28
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 BMW X3   19 X3s, 5.5 months of data per X3, average 5000 miles

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2013 Audi Q5 34 Q5s, 10.4 months of data per Q5, average 11200 miles24
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 BMW X3   24 X3s, 11.0 months of data per X3, average 14200 miles

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2012 Audi Q5 41 Q5s, 9.5 months of data per Q5, average 20400 miles19
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 BMW X3   15 X3s, 10.5 months of data per X3, average 23600 miles

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2011 Audi Q5 47 Q5s, 8.3 months of data per Q5, average 38500 miles43
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 BMW X3 25 X3s, 9.4 months of data per X3, average 27800 miles

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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi Q5 34 Q5s, 10.9 months of data per Q5, average 47300 miles

Common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.
42
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Audi Q5   14 Q5s, 8.4 months of data per Q5, average 57300 miles

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2008 BMW X3   10 X3s, 10.4 months of data per X3, average 56800 miles

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2007 BMW X3 27 X3s, 9.4 months of data per X3, average 78600 miles76
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 BMW X3   12 X3s, 10.4 months of data per X3, average 88000 miles

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2005 BMW X3   13 X3s, 8.2 months of data per X3, average 106900 miles

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2004 BMW X3   16 X3s, 7.9 months of data per X3, average 118200 miles

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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
Iíve only encountered the most minor problems Ė a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, itís 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.