If you're searching for a luxury vehicle near Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly, you're probably searching for the best in comfort, performance, and features as well. More importantly, you need a car that's highly reliable.

Two popular luxury brands are BMW and Audi. However, which one can give you greater peace of mind? We'll help you decide with this look at BMW vs. Audi reliability. Discover which one is more dependable, and contact us at Audi Peabody if you have any questions!

Overall Ratings for Audi vs BMW

While BMW and Audi are both reliable brands, determining which one is more reliable depends on which source you look to. If you look to J. D. Power, BMW is the more reliable brand: It averages about 3.73 out of five for its lineup of cars; Audi is close behind, averaging 3.04 out of five.

On the other hand, if you look to U.S. News & World Report, Audi is seen as the better overall brand. This is because it ranks higher than BMW in more luxury car categories.

For example, in the luxury small car segment, the 2018 Audi A5 is ranked #1. The 2018 BMW 2 Series, meanwhile, is ranked #5 out of seven. In the luxury large car class, the 2018 Audi A7 is ranked #2. Unfortunately, the 2018 BMW 6 Series is ranked #6 out of nine.

BMW vs Audi Warranties

Audi and BMW each offer the same types of warranty coverage, such as a 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. They also each offer a 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation. This way, you can be protected against corrosion that can attack the internal cavities of the bodywork after manufacture.

You'll also get four years of 24-hour roadside assistance with both BMW and Audi. If you need emergency towing, a flat tire change, or a jump start, you can rest assured that help will be provided to you.

These roadside assistance programs also include emergency fuel service, should you ever run out of gas and aren't near a station. In such an event, an emergency supply can be delivered to you. However, with BMW, the driver is responsible for paying for the fuel. Audi, on the other hand, will take care of the cost of both the service and the fuel for you!

Safety Features in BMW vs Audi Vehicles

Audi and BMW have each made some pretty safe automobiles. In fact, Audi has six vehicles that have earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). BMW, meanwhile, only has three vehicles that earned the same accreditation.

Part of what makes these vehicles so safe has to do with the driver assistance technologies they can be equipped with. Such features were designed to help keep you more alert on the road in order to prevent an accident.

Some safety options these vehicles share include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning

However, Audi also offers night vision assist. This handy feature uses a long-range infrared camera and can react to any detected thermal energy. As a result, the thermal energy of people and animals can be picked up and viewed in the instrument cluster or Audi virtual cockpit, giving you the chance to avoid hitting them.

Unfortunately, BMW doesn't offer this feature in any of its models.

Which Luxury Car Brand Is More Reliable?

While BMW and Audi are both highly reliable brands, Audi ultimately comes out on top. If you're interested in experiencing any Audi model near Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly, contact Audi Peabody. We'll go over which models we have in our showroom and set you up with test drives for a few models so you can decide on your perfect match!


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