The Audi brand offers plenty of luxury vehicles with impressive performances, premium interiors, and plenty of advanced features. Two of them on the road today are the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7. But which one is best for your drives around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly?

To help answer that question, our team at Ira Audi of Peabody wrote this 2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Audi Q7 vehicle comparison. We'll give you a breakdown of each model's specs so that you can make an informed decision. Then, you can always contact us to see either vehicle in person.

Audi  Q5 Audi Q7
 12.3-inch Display  12.3-inch Display 
 Compact SUV Mid-Size SUV
 23 city/27 highway MPG 19 city/25 highway MPG

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Technology

The 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Audi Q7 offer plenty of the same technology features, including the available Audi virtual cockpit. This 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display is located behind the steering wheel and allows the driver to customize the information they want to see, like audio and navigation.

There's also the Audi smartphone interface, which lets you connect your compatible smartphone to the vehicle through Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. From there, you can access your music library, phone contacts, or some of your preferred apps. All this information can be seen on the 7-inch MMI® center infotainment display in the Audi Q5 or the 8.3-inch TFT color MMI® center infotainment display in the Audi Q7. Also, while this feature comes standard in the Q5, it's only available in the higher trims of the Q7.

To listen to your favorite tunes, the 2018 Q5 comes standard with a 10-speaker sound system with a single CD player and MP3 playback capability. It also has an available 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System, plus a 90-day trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

While the 2018 Q7 has the same exact standard and available sound systems, this vehicle comes standard with the SiriusXM® Satellite Radio 90-day trial.

Audi Q7 vs Audi Q5: Interior

The biggest differences you'll find between the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 is within its interior space. Since the Q5 is a compact SUV and the Q7 is a midsize SUV, they can seat five and seven, respectively. But while the Q7 is a bigger vehicle, you'll find that their interior dimensions are pretty neck and neck...

  Audi Q5 Audi Q7
Front Headroom 41.7 inches 38.4 inches
Second Headroom 39.3 inches 38.8 inches
Front Legroom 40.9 inches 41.7 inches
Second/third Legroom 37.8 inches 38.8 inches/29.2 inches

In addition, if you need as much room as possible for your groceries, luggage, or other items, you'll find that in the 2018 Audi Q7, as it has 71.6 ft3 behind the first row. The Audi Q5, on the other hand, has just 60.4 ft3 behind the first row.

However, if you need to stick stuff in the back without folding any seats down, the Audi Q5 offers 26.8 ft3 of cargo room. The Audi Q7, meanwhile, has only 14.8 ft3 of cargo space since it has an extra row of seating.

But no matter which vehicle you choose, you'll get comfortable leather seats, power front seats (8-way in the Q5 and 12-way in the Q7), and automatic climate control (3-zone in the Q5 and 4-zone in the Q7).

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Performance Specs

The Q5 and Q7 each come standard with a 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder engine that produces 252 horsepower and 273 
 lb-ft of torque. However, the Q7 has a second engine option: a 3.0L TFSI® that produces a mightier 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque.

To enjoy your commutes for longer, the 2018 Audi Q5 achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/27 highway MPG.* The 2018 Audi Q7, comparatively, only achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city/25 highway MPG.*

But both SUVs offer Audi drive select. This allows you to choose from several driver selectable modes to modify your performance and suit your driving style. Some of these modes are Allroad, Comfort, Dynamic, and Individual.

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Which Will You Test Drive?

Whichever luxury SUV you decide on, you'll get one with cutting-edge features, comfortable interiors, and a great performance.

If you live in the Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly areas, and want to get an up-close look at either vehicle, browse our online inventory of Audi SUVs. Contact the team at Ira Audi of Peabody today for more information.  We look forward to working with you!

*EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.

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