When it comes to choosing your next luxury SUV, it helps to have a side-by-side comparison to see which model will suit your unique lifestyle. At Audi Devon, we put together this deep dive into the Audi Q7 vs. the Audi Q5 to guide our friends around Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville, PA, along their car buying journeys.

After virtually exploring each model, contact us to schedule an in-person test drive and see for yourself which of these impressive SUVs will best elevate your daily drives.

Audi Q5 

Audi Q7 




Hybrid Powertrain



Maximum Towing Capacity 

4,400 pounds

7,700 pounds 

Seating: Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7

The Q7 offers standard leather seating for up to seven people, so larger families, frequent carpoolers, and those looking for the flexibility of two additional seats will have room to accommodate whatever the day demands. In back, the split tumble-folding 35/30/35 second-row seatbacks in the Prestige trim offer plenty of cabin configurations to fit different combinations of people and belongings.

Cargo Configurations

In comparison, the Audi Q5 features seating for up to five people and comes standard with leather seating surfaces as well. Drivers will find 25.1 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and 53.1 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row.

Car shoppers, like adventurous couples or smaller families, will find the Audi Q5 more than spacious enough.

Engine & Powertrain Options: Audi Q7 vs Audi Q5

Under the hood, both the Q7 and the Q5 offer a standard 248 horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The available 3.0L 6-cylinder motor in the Q7 delivers 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Hybrid Efficiency

Drivers can also select a hybrid powertrain in the Q5, which is not an available option on the Audi Q7. Pairing the 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder engine with a 14.1 kWh battery, the Audi Q5 hybrid models can operate on electric-only power for an estimated 20 miles.

Performance: Q5 vs Q7

In both the Q5 and the Q7, you'll also find standard quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology allowing you to adapt to challenging weather and road conditions.

Towing Capacity

In the Audi Q7 55 TFSI® models, you'll enjoy a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. So, whether you want to elevate your weekend getaways and family vacations by bringing along your water ski boat or lightweight towable camper trailer, the Q7 has you covered.

Over in the Q5, the maximum towing capacity tops out at 4,400 pounds. With this, drivers can expect to tow things like a couple of jet skis, a lightweight travel trailer, or a few snowmobiles.

Depending on how much you want to haul, either one may provide you with enough capability to enhance all your outdoor excursions.

Choose Your Next Luxury SUV: Audi Q7 vs Audi Q5

If you prefer extra seating and greater towing capacity, you'll love the Q7. At the same time, if efficiency, a hybrid option, and adaptable cargo is more important to you, the Q5 will certainly exceed all your expectations.

Our team at Audi Devon believes that drivers around Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, will find a match in either the Q5 or the Q7, depending on their preferences. If you'd like to get behind the wheel of one or both models, give us a call today!

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