BMW X5 vs Audi Q7
Luxury SUV drivers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth will be excited to hear that they have not one, but two remarkable vehicles to choose from when searching for their next vehicle. The 2018 BMW X5 and the 2018 Audi Q7 offer a wide array of top-notch capabilities and features, which will make choosing between them tough but exciting.
In this comparison, we at BMW of Arlington will help you decide by showing you how these two SUVs stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior, and technology. Let’s get started!
X5 vs Q7: Performance
The BMW X5 offers three powerful engines in its powertrain lineup. Standardly, the X5 is powered by a 300 hp 3.0-L BMW TwinPower turbocharged V6 engine that achieves an efficient EPA-estimated 25 highway MPG.
For more power, you can opt for the X5’s available 4.4-L BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. This engine, which comes paired to an all-wheel drivetrain and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission, manufactures an incredible 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 Audi Q7, on the other hand, offers only two engines. You’ll only have a 4-cylinder and a V6 engine to choose from, with no V8 available in this model. You’ll also max out at 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque.
X5 vs Q7: Interior Space
Inside the 2018 BMW X5, you’ll have quite a bit of space to pack in all your stuff. With all seats upright and in use, this model can handle a whopping 35.8 cubic feet worth of cargo behind the rear row of seats. Compare this to the 2018 Audi Q7, which boasts just 14.8 cubic feet behind the rear row of seats.
If you need more space, the X5 delivers with 40/20/40 split fold-flat seats that can more than double your cargo capabilities. Folding all three rear seats down will get you an incredible 76.7 total cubic feet of cargo space to work with. The Q7, on the other hand, offers 71.6 total cubic feet of cargo space when you fold the rear seats down.
X5 vs Q7: Technology
The 2018 BMW X5 is built to be convenient and helpful. That’s why it’s equipped with a 10.2-inch iDrive touchscreen infotainment system that gives you the perfect combination of connectability, navigation, and safety. Make hands-free phone calls, access all of your favorite smartphone apps on the infotainment screen, and even get a bird’s eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings.
This model even gives you the ability to add an optional WiFi® hotspot and wireless device charging pouch. Surf and stream the whole way to your destination, or juice up your device so that you’re ready to go when you get to where you’re going.
You’ll get some of these same features in the Q7. However, you’ll completely miss out on the surround camera display as it isn’t offered in any of the Q7 trim levels.
2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Audi Q7: Which One?
As you can see, the 2018 BMW X5 is the clear winner with its high-powered mechanics, spacious interior, and top-notch technology features. Experience this luxury SUV’s capabilities for yourself at BMW of Arlington. Shoppers in the Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth areas can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call!