Audi Q7 vs BMW X5

When looking for a midsize SUV with high performance and premium features, many people look at models like the Audi Q7 or the BMW X5. However, which one will satisfy your driving needs around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly?

In this Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 comparison, our team at Ira Audi of Peabody will break down each vehicle's features, so you can decide which one is right for you.

Audi Q7 BMW X5
 Cargo Space  35.7 Cubic Feet  33.9 Cubic Feet 
 Engine  3.0L Turbocharge V6   Engine  3.0L Turbocharge V6   Engine 
 Towing Capacity  7,700 Pounds  6,603 Pounds 

Audi Q7 vs BMW X5 Interior Comfort, Quality and Features

If you want to feel like the sky is your ceiling, you'll like that both the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 have an available panoramic sunroof that fills your entire cabin with natural light. This makes the interior of both models feel even more spacious than they already are.

Both SUVs also decorate their interior with wood trim inlays that give them a refined feel along with genuine leather seating surfaces with available heating and ventilation.

As an added luxury, the Audi Q7 also has an available massage function for front-seat passengers. Unfortunately, the BMW X5 doesn't make this level of comfort available.

Cargo Space

Both the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 feature a fully finished cargo area with high-quality fabric as well as split-folding rear seats that allow you to maximize space between cargo and passengers to suit your needs.

When you're loading up for your next weekend away, however, you may be able to fit a bit more in the Audi Q7, especially if you're bringing along four of your closest friends. The Audi Q7 can fit 35.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row, while the BMX X5 can only accommodate 33.9 cubic feet of cargo behind the second-row seats.

Engine Power, Acceleration, and Handling

Both the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 are well-equipped for high-powered driving, especially since they both have an available 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine roaring under the hood. In both SUVs, this engine can get you from 0 to 60 MPH in less than six seconds.

You might find the handling capabilities a bit more versatile in the Audi Q7, however, thanks to the available Audi drive select system. This feature lets you choose between seven different drive modes-including Dynamic, Comfort, and Offroad-to maximize performance to meet your driving needs. The BMW X5 doesn't offer this kind of driveline versatility.

Q7 and X5 Safety Features

The Audi Q7 and BMW X5 both have many smart safety features designed to help you get where you're going safely and conveniently. These includes features like:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane keeping systems
  • Blind spot monitors

The Audi Q7 also has several other innovative safety features, such as turn assist. This feature, as part of the Audi pre sense® front suite, intervenes if the driver attempts to cross traffic at low speeds when there's a perceived hazard. This is an Audi-only feature, so you won't find a comparable system in the BMW X5.

Towing Capacity

Both the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 have pre-wiring for a trailer hitch, so they're ready for a long haul when you need them to be. When it comes time to tow, you might be able to accommodate more weight with the Audi Q7.

After all, the Audi Q7 has a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. The BMW X5, on the other hand, can only haul up to 6,603 pounds of weight.

Audi Q7 vs BMW X5: Find Out Our Top Pick

After comparing the Audi Q7 vs BMW X5, the team at Audi Peabody has determined that the Audi Q7 has more to offer drivers around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly. If you want to give this SUV a try for yourself, visit our dealership and we'll get you behind the wheel.

Contact us to test drive the Audi Q7 today!

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