Those in the market for a new luxury SUV often find themselves choosing between the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5. These two popular models are both great choices for families and luxury car enthusiasts in Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville, PA.  

Want to learn more about how these two SUVs compare? The team at Audi Devon has put together this comparison to help in your decision-making process.


Seating and Passenger Space

A quality SUV comes with enough space to hold the whole family. Whether you're on a long road trip or a short drive to the City of Brotherly Love, these two family-friendly rides come with enough passenger space to make any ride comfortable.

The standard configuration of the 2021 BMW X5 features two rows of seating and fits up to five passengers comfortably. Passengers will be able to stretch out with 39.8 inches of legroom in the front row and 37.4 inches of rear legroom.

While the BMW X5 does offer available seating for seven, it comes at a premium. For more standard interior space, you may want to opt for the 2021 Q7.

The 2021 Audi Q7 comes with standard 3-row seating for up to seven passengers and offers a bit more room for passengers to take advantage of. The Q7 has 41.7 inches of legroom in the front row and 38.8 inches of legroom in the second row.

Towing Capacity

A great SUV is meant to be put to work-whether you're taking the boat on vacation or bringing home a load of firewood for the winter. While you'll find some serious power in both of these SUVs, if it's towing capacity you're after, the 2021 Q7 takes the cake.

The BMW X5 comes standard with a 335-horsepower 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. This powertrain offers 331 lb-ft of torque, giving the X5 the ability to tow up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Standard quattro® all-wheel drive as well as the available 335-horsepower 3.0L 6-cylinder engine allow the 2021 Q7 to gain an edge over the competition. This powertrain also cranks out a whopping 369 lb-ft of torque, enabling the properly equipped Q7 to haul up to 7,700 pounds.

Technology and Audio

Enjoying a fully connected driving experience is standard with both the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5. On both of these models, you will enjoy fully digital instrument cluster displayed on a 12.3-inch dashboard monitor.

You'll also be able to enjoy easy and streamlined audio connectivity via standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration capabilities. Love to hear the best-quality audio while on your travels? The 2021 BMW X5 offers a 16-speaker Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System on its higher trim levels.

For increased audio clarity options, go with the Audi Q7, which features an available 730-watt, 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System.


Take a Test Drive!

Drivers in Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville, PA, who are in the market for a great new family-friendly SUV may be considering a BMW X5 or Audi Q7. While both of these SUVs make for a reliable ride, the Audi Q7 offers more seating, a higher towing capacity, and greater entertainment options.

The only way to know if the 2021 Q7 is the one for you is by taking it for a spin! Give us a call at Audi Devon today to schedule a test drive.




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