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

To help answer that question, our team at Audi Peabody has written this 2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi Q7 vehicle comparison. We'll give you a review of each model's specs so you can make an informed decision. Then, you can always contact us to see either vehicle-or both!-for yourself.

Audi Q5

Audi Q7

Compact SUV

Midsize SUV

EPA-estimated 23 city/28 highway MPG*

EPA-estimated 19 city/23 highway MPG*`

10.1-inch MMI® touchscreen

10.1-inch MMI® touchscreen

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Exterior Design and Dimensions

The Audi Q5 and the Q7 are both luxury SUVs. That means, you can expect head-turning good looks each time you get behind the wheel. One reason for this is because of the bold design of these SUVs.

These elegant SUVs feature sweeping curves that highlight the muscular power found under their respective hoods. Plus, you're always ready to take center stage thanks to the standard LED headlights found on both models. For truly exceptional headlights, both Audi SUVs come equipped with available Matrix-design LED headlights.

These specialty lights add a unique spin to your nighttime illumination thanks to the animated light sequence that's sure to leave onlookers envious.

In addition to the build and the headlights that help you stand out, the 2021 Audi Q5 and the Q7 make customizing the look of your commute easy thanks to their wide selection of exterior colors. Some of the colors offered with both models include Florett Silver metallic and Glacier White metallic.

While both SUVs offer a variety of impressive colors, the Audi Q7 is the way to go if you're looking for a greater variety of bold colors. With the 2021 Q7, you'll have access to colors like:

  • Galaxy Blue metallic
  • Barrel Brown metallic
  • Navarra Blue metallic

Exterior Dimensions

While examining the exterior and their stand-out features is fun, we also need to compare the exterior dimensions of these vehicles. In doing so, you'll learn more about how easily you can park your SUV and how much room your passengers will have inside. Let's take a closer look!


Audi Q5

Audi Q7


184.3 inches

199.3 inches


84.2 inches

87.1 inches


65.5 inches

68.5 inches

If you're looking for a more compact SUV, the Audi Q5 is the way to go. Its small build makes squeezing into the tightest parking spots easier than ever. On the other hand, if you need a larger SUV that provides extra room for your passengers to stretch out comfortably, the Audi Q7 has your name written all over it.

Audi Q7 vs Audi Q5: Interior Features & Dimensions

Driving a luxury Audi SUV is like having access to your own personal oasis anywhere you go. That's because these vehicles are full of premium amenities that will enhance even the longest commute. From standard leather upholstery to the three-zone automatic climate control system, both the Q5 and the Q7 make sure you're as comfortable as possible from Point A to Point B.

The three-zone automatic climate control system gives you, your front-seat passenger, and your rear-seat passengers the freedom to independently set and adjust your preferred temperatures as you travel. For example, if you like it to be warmer, your copilot prefers it to be cool, and your rear-seat passengers like it in between, you can each travel with your preferred temperature setting.

Both SUVs can also be equipped with the available ambient lighting package. With this feature, you can customize the interior color of your cabin's lights. Choose between calm blue and invigorating red-among other colors-to illuminate the footwells, center console, front doors, and more with the color of your choice.

Interior Dimensions

The biggest difference you'll find between the Audi Q5 and the 2021 Audi Q7 is their interior space. Since the Q5 is a compact SUV and the Q7 is a midsize SUV, the Q5 allows seating for up to five passengers, while the Q7 provides room for two more passengers with its maximum 7-person seating capacity.

While the number of maximum passengers differs, both models offer ample interior dimensions that are fairly neck and neck. Let's take a closer look!


Audi Q5

Audi Q7


(first/second/third row)

38.1/37.7/-- inches

39.9/38.8/35.9 inches


(first/second/third row)

40.9/38/-- inches

41.7/38.8/29.2 inches

Shoulder room (first/second/third row)

57.7/56.5/-- inches

59.5/58.5/49.4 inches

Cargo Capacity (minimum/maximum)

25.8/54 cubic feet

14.2/69.6 cubic feet

Whether you choose the Q5 or the Q7, front- and second-row passengers have access to as much space. However, if you need extra room for your growing family or for carpools, the Audi Q7 may be the better choice.

On the other hand, if you need more cargo room while traveling with the whole family, the Audi Q5 may be the better option. With this Audi SUV, you'll get almost twice as much minimum cargo space as you'll get inside the Audi A7.

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Technology

There's no denying that technology plays an important role in our everyday lives. From staying connected to loved ones to bringing your favorite songs with you everywhere you go, having quick access to technology-even when traveling-is crucial.

When choosing between the 2021 Audi Q5 and the 2021 Audi Q7, you'll be happy to know that both Audi SUVs offer plenty of the same technology features, including the Audi virtual cockpit system, which is a standard feature with the Q7 and optional with the Q5.

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 10.1-inch MMI® center infotainment display with both the 2021 Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7.

Other technology features you'll find with these SUVs include:

  • Available Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System
  • Variety of standard and optional safety features
  • Optional Audi connect® PRIME and Audi connect® PLUS

No matter which SUV you choose, there's no shortage of technology features that will help keep you entertained no matter where your adventures take you.

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Performance Specs

One benefit to driving a luxury SUV is having access to unstoppable power sure to make the hair on the back of your neck stand tall. Both the Q5 and the Q7 come with two different engine configurations, so let's see how these compare!





2.0L 45 TFIS® turbo

2.0L 45 TFIS® turbo


261 HP

248 HP


273 lb-ft

273 lb-ft

Acceleration (0-60 MPH)

5.7 seconds

6.9 seconds

While the Q5 and Q7 come standard with the same size engine, it's the Q5 that pulls ahead in terms of horsepower and acceleration.

The same results are seen when you upgrade to the optional engine with the Q5 or the Q7. The available plug-in hybrid 2.0L engine of the Q5 churns out 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, making it possible to go from 0 to 60 MPH in five seconds.

The Q7 also provides enhanced power with its 3.0L 55 TFSI® turbo engine. However, it still falls short of the Q5 with its 335 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque, and 5.7-second acceleration time.

To ensure you can enjoy your commutes longer, the 2021 Audi Q5 achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/28 highway MPG.* Comparatively, the 2021 Audi Q7 achieves an EPA-estimated 19 city/23 highway MPG.*

Both SUVs offer standard Audi drive select to help customize the feel of your travels. This allows you to choose from several driver selectable modes to modify your vehicle's performance and suit your driving style. Some of these modes are comfort, dynamic, and auto.

While both the Q5 and the Q7 come standard with quattro® all-wheel drive capabilities, the Q7 may provide extra off-road performance thanks to its offroad and allroad drive modes that will provide extra traction and handling on rough terrain-something the Q5 doesn't offer.

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

Whichever luxury SUV you decide is right for you, you'll get one with cutting-edge features, a comfortable interior, and a great performance.

If you live in the Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly, Massachusetts, areas and want to get an up-close look at either vehicle, browse our online inventory of Audi SUVs. Contact the team at Audi 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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