Audi Q7 vs BMW X5

When you're searching for a full-sized luxury SUV in Devon and Malvern, two premium brands come to mind: Audi and BMW. But which model is a better fit: the 2019 Audi Q7 or BMW X5?

Audi Devon has prepared this side-by-side comparison to help you make this important decision. Read our car comparison of the Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 to see which model comes out on top when it comes to technology, design, space, and utility.  Contact us today to schedule a test drive!


When you're shopping for a luxury SUV, you want it to include the latest technology. Both the 2019 Q7 and the BMW X5 come standard with a power tailgate, which makes it easier to load and unload cargo. However, additional convenience comes standard on the Audi Q7, with a hands-free tailgate that allows easy access when your arms are full.

Once everyone's seated, the Audi Q7 also offers more interior comfort. While the X5 comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, the Q7 one-ups its competition with three-zone automatic climate control.

To top it all off, the Q7 comes with an innovative MMI® all-in-touch system. When you want to select a menu option or navigate in-vehicle maps, simply use the touchpad that's conveniently located right next to the gear knob. This system is surprisingly easy to use, and there's no parallel available in the X5.

Premium Design

Your car says a lot about you. When it comes to the Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5, the BMW X5 offers seven exterior color choices to express your personality, with standard options like black, white, silver, and blue. The Q7, on the other hand, adds an additional Cobra Beige option to the mix.

Both vehicles come standard with a panoramic moonroof, which opens with the touch of a button so you can enjoy sunny weather or warm summer nights. However, the Q7 also offers an ambient LED interior lighting package to light up those summer nights.

Interior Dimensions

While both the Q7 and the X5 offer third-row seating, this seating in the X5 is only available as an upgrade option. Meanwhile, there's still 14.7 cubic feet of rear cargo space behind the third row of seats in the Q7.

There's even more cargo space behind the second row of seats in the Q7, with 35.7 cubic feet. That's compared to 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats in the BMW X5. At the same time, the Q7 also offers 41.7 inches of front legroom vs. 39.8 inches in the X5.

Towing and Utility

Each SUV comes standard with a proprietary all-wheel drive system, so you can drive across slippery surfaces with more confidence. The Q7 comes with quattro® all wheel drive, while the X5 uses an xDrive system.

However, if you're looking to use your vehicle to tow a utility trailer or light boat, the 2019 Q7 is your best bet. It offers a 7,700-pound towing capacity when properly equipped. The X5, on the other hand, maxes out with a towing capacity of only 7,200 pounds.

Audi Q7 vs BMW X5: The Verdict

We hope you found our car comparison of the Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 to be useful.  As you can see, the Audi Q7 offers a more comfortable ride than the BMW X5. Not only does it offer more space to keep seven passengers comfortable, but it also comes with state-of-the-art technology that you won't find in the X5.

To see this luxury SUV for yourself in Devon and Malvern, head to Audi Devon today. Contact us to schedule your test drive!

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