audi q7 vs bmw x5 comparison info

Which SUV is Perfect for Your Lifestyle?

2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 BMW X5

split screen white 2021 BMW X5 and  Gray 2021 Audi Q7

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

Audi Q7 Premium 45 TFSI®

Audi Q7 Premium 45 TFSI®

CAPACITY

7 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0-liter 4-cylinder Gas

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission

DRIVETRAIN

All-wheel drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

19/23

STARTING MSRP

$54,950

BMW X5 M

BMW X5 M

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

4.4-liter Turbo V8 Gas

600 hp @ 6000 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-speed automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes

DRIVETRAIN

All-wheel-drive system

FUEL CONSUMPTION

13/18

STARTING MSRP

$59,400

Luxurious, Classy, and Stylish SUVs

The 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2021 BMW X5 are among the most luxurious SUVs globally, providing privileged passengers with exceptional room and comfort. But while both vehicles offer features that customers relish, they go about achieving these goals in different ways.

We understand that when considering luxury midsize SUVs, customers often compare the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5, so we decided to help by providing a 2021 Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 comparison so you could have enough information to choose which premium model is suitable for you.

If, however, you're already leaning towards the Audi Q7, you can test drive the latest model at Audi Clearwater, Clearwater, FL.

Enjoy the Typical Performance of a Sporty German Car

The 2021 Audi Q7 offers an impressive lineup of capable engines with performance-enhancing, efficient technologies. The first is a 2.0-liter turbo-four making 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. Audi also has a larger turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with a 48-volt mild-hybrid that makes 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. Both engines get an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. If you want more power, you can step up to the range-topping Audi SQ7, which offers a twin-turbo V8 producing 500-horsepower.

As with the Audi Q7, the 2021 BMW X5 offers several engine choices. The first is a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft. This engine comes standard on X5 sDrive40i and X5 xDrive40i. The X5 also has another turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that combines with an electric motor to produce a combined 389 horsepower. Other engine choices include a 4.4-liter V8 that puts out 523 horsepower and a 609-horsepower V8 that ships with the X5 Competition Package. The X5's engines also pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission that comes with every trim.

Delight the Senses with a Succession of Pleasures

The 2021 Audi Q7 features impressive styling cues that soothe and stir the senses whether you're driving within the town or cruising on lengthy journeys. With the Q7, you get 19-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires, LED headlights with auto on/off functionality, heated side mirrors, folding side mirrors, memory side mirrors, power side mirrors, a power liftgate, and a standard panoramic moonroof. Others are fog lamps, daytime running lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED taillamps, etc.

Likewise, the BMW X5 offers 19-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires, LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power side mirrors, memory side mirrors, folding side mirrors, etc.

The Hallmark of SUV Luxury

As one would expect, the 2021 Audi Q7 impresses with luxury-class comfort features, a large cabin, ample cargo space, and three rows of seats for seven passengers, besides other features. Specifically, shoppers get standard leather seat material, eight-way power front seats, power driver seats with lumbar support, multi-level heated front seats, keyless ignition, wood interior trim, heated steering wheel, and many more.

The BMW X5 offers synthetic seat material, a 16-way power driver's seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, and a standard two-row five-person seating capacity.

2021 Audi Q7 interior dash

Built to Enhance Safety

The 2021 Audi Q7 is big on safety, as it comes equipped with a long list of standard safety features that maximize driver confidence. These include the Audi Pre Sense Basic, which tightens seat belts and rolls up windows when it anticipates an imminent collision. Audi Pre Sense Front works to keep you safe by deploying forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection technologies. Others include the Audi side assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. In addition, drivers will benefit from standard Audi Pre Sense Rear, which offers blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Standard safety innovations on the BMW X5 include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. Others are lane departure warning, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, as well as fatigue and focus alert.

Convenient Equipment Options You'll Love

The Audi Q7 connects you and your vehicle through interactive technologies such as a 10.1-inch upper touch screen, an 8.6-inch lower touch screen, a navigation system, HD radio, satellite radio, WiFi hotspot, and an Audi Virtual Cockpit. Other innovative features include USB ports, a 10-speaker stereo system, Apple CarPlay ®, and Android Auto.

The X5 comes equipped with a 12.3-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, Bluetooth, voice recognition, five USB ports, HD Radio, and satellite radio. Others are wireless Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, a 10-speaker stereo, navigation, and a touchpad controller.

On the whole, while both vehicles run each other quite closely, the 2021 Audi Q7 edges the BMW Q5 thanks to its standard three rows of seats, responsive all-wheel-drive system, and much more appealing interior features.

Test Drive the Audi Q7 at Audi Clearwater

If you would like to test drive one of the 2021 Audi Q7 models we have on sale, please feel free to visit us at Crown Audi Clearwater, Clearwater, FL today. We also offer other Audi vehicles, including the Audi A6, Audi Sportback, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles such as the Audi Q4 e-Tron.