2019 BMW X5 vs Audi Q7

Whether you have passengers or cargo to haul around the Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens areas, nothing works quite like an SUV. These vehicles have generous interior space and performance that would surprise you, but with so many on the market, how do you know which is right for your needs? If you’re looking for luxury and power that stand out from the rest, you’ll need a premium SUV.

BMW and Audi are two of the top makes when it comes to quality SUVs. The BMW X5 and Audi Q7 are both highly desirable with their numerous luxury features, but only one can be right for you. Learn about the most important differences between them in our comprehensive BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 comparison.

2019 BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 Interior

Considering the fact that both of these SUVs are premium luxury models, you can expect some of the finest materials inside each, including leather seats and premium soft-touch surfaces. The primary difference is the sheer space available in each. The BMW X5 offers 36.6 inches of space for rear passengers, while the Q7 can only squeeze 29.2 inches for its rear passengers.

The X5 also tends to be superior in terms of cargo capacity. Even with all the seats up, the X5 offers 35.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Keep all the seats up in the Q7, and you’ll have just 14.8 cubic feet of space to work with. Fold them down, and you can get 71.6 cubic feet of space in the Q7, but do the same with the X5, and you’ll have 76.7 cubic feet of space to carry all your luggage for a weekend away, with room to spare.

2019 BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 Engine Power

What’s under the hood is as important in an SUV as it is in anything else, and you’ll find impressive engines in each. The standard Q7 model comes with a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder that offers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The standard BMW X5 packs a little more punch, however, with its 3.0-liter turbo 6-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

If you really want to push these SUVs as far as they’ll go, you can upgrade their engines quite a bit. The Q7 offers a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that blows most other SUVs out of the water with its 333 horsepower. The X5 isn’t most other SUVs, however, as its 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 offers 445 horsepower.

2019 BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 Efficiency

Many drivers are looking for more efficient ways to get around as alternative fuel sources become more popular. If you want to get in on that trend with one of these SUVs, the BMW X5 is your only option. No matter what kind of Q7 you opt for, you’re stuck with one that’s solely gas-powered. Meanwhile, the X5 has diesel and hybrid options.

The diesel BMW X5 uses a 3.0-liter twin turbo diesel 6-cylinder engine that features the typical enhanced torque that comes in at 413 lb-ft of torque. Efficiency follows suit, as this version of the X5 earns an EPA-estimated 25 MPG combined, compared to the Q7’s EPA-estimated 21 MPG combined at peak efficiency. The hybrid model pushes it even further, earning an EPA-estimated 56 MPG combined while maintaining 308 horsepower, thanks to its 2.0-liter twin turbo hybrid 4-cylinder engine.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 Verdict

While both vehicles in our BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 comparison had a lot to offer, the BMW X5 reigns supreme overall. To truly understand what this incredible SUV is capable of, you’ll have to experience it for yourself at BMW of Manhattan. We’re your premier BMW dealer in the Manhattan, Queens, and Bronx areas, so contact us today to schedule your test drive.