BMW X5 vs Audi Q5

2018 BMW X5On the hunt for a luxury crossover that’s as adventurous as you are? You’re in luck! Both the 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Audi Q5 offer some impressive features and capabilities that shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth will love. Still, how will they choose between them?

With this detailed comparison, we at BMW of Arlington hope to help you do just that. Read ahead to see how the X5 and the Q5 stacks up against each other when it comes to performance, interior space, and technology!

X5 vs Q5: Performance Specs

2018 BMW X5Leading the way in the 2018 BMW X5 is a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline V6 engine. Thanks to this engine’s advanced high-precision direct injection technology and variable valve control, this engine delivers an incredible 335 horsepower.

Still, the X5 doesn’t stop there. This model also offers an available high-performance 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. With two turbochargers churning out power under the hood, this engine produces an unbelievable 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power, you’ll be able to tow more than 6,600 pounds of trailer weight.

As for the 2018 Audi Q5, you’ll only have one engine to choose from. While this engine is turbocharged, it’s only equipped with four cylinders. As a result, this engine maxes out at 252 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque, and a towing capacity of 4,400 pounds.

X5 vs Q5: Interior Space

As spacious luxury crossover SUVs, both the 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Audi Q5 offer quite a bit of space in their interiors. In the front seat of either model, you’ll have around 40 spacious inches of legroom. However, rear-seat passengers will have a bit more wiggle room, with roughly 60 inches of rear shoulder room. In the Q5, you’ll only have 56.5 inches of shoulder room to share in the backseat.

The X5 also offers two different types of seating configurations—opt for five seats or seven seats to accommodate your family. With the Q5, you’ll have to settle for five no matter what.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q5

Additionally, the X5 takes the cake when it comes to cargo. With all five seats in place, the X5 offers a whopping 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space that can be expanded to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded. The Q5, on the other hand, offers just 26.8 cubic feet of standard cargo space and 60.4 total cubic feet of cargo space.

X5 vs Q5: Advanced Technology

An incredible amount of space isn’t the only thing you’ll find inside the 2018 BMW X5. This model is also decked out with a variety of advanced technology features, starting with the iDrive 7.0 infotainment system, which boasts smartphone integration, navigation, and even sports and weather updates.

The X5 also comes equipped with the Active Driving Assistant Pro, the latest in active safety technology. With this bundle, you’ll get a variety of features, including Steering and Traffic Jam Assistant, Automatic Lane Change, and Active Cruise Control.

The 2018 Audi Q5 offers a similar infotainment system. However, you won’t be able to do quite as much with it, such as check your favorite sports teams. Additionally, you’ll miss out on quite a few active safety features, including all the ones listed above.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q5: Which One?

The 2018 BMW X5 is clearly a better fit for shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth with its commanding powertrain, spacious interior, and top-of-the-line technology. Come see for yourself what this crossover is capable of at BMW of Arlington. Give us a call today to schedule a test drive!