2018 Audi Q7 vs 2017 Audi Q5 Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

Engine

2.0L I-4

Horsepower

252 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

19/25 mpg *

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic


2017 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5

Engine

2.0L I-4

Horsepower

252 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

23/27 mpg *

Transmission

7-speed automated manual

2018 Audi Q7 vs 2017 Audi Q5

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When it comes to picking your next car, there is no shortage of choices. There are sedans, compacts, crossovers, sports-utilities, trucks, off-roaders and sports cars. It can be overwhelming.

Luckily, when picking an Audi, there are no bad choices. Those in the market for an SUV can choose either the peerless 2018 Audi Q7 or the excellent 2018 Audi Q5. Either will serve your needs for years to come. Both the Q7 and Q5 offer the agility, exhilaration, style and durability Audi is known for.

Performance

Both the Q7 and Q5 have agile, nimble handling that car reviewers rave about. Few sports cars handle as smoothly as these Audi SUVs. Both the 2018 Audi Q7 and 2018 Audi Q5 share the same base engine, an impressive 2 liter 4-cylinder turbo that produces 252hp. The Q7 has a higher limited top speed of 130mph. Both vehicles feature upgrades to a 3.0 liter engine: the 3.0-liter V6 producing 333hp for the Q7, or 273hp for the Q5. Both vehicles receive best in class reviews for performance.

Features

Both the 2018 Audi Q7 and 2018 Audi Q5 have a list of features so long they're almost silly. The expected features are there, like satellite radio, infotainment systems and limited-slip differentials. The advanced features are closer to a science fiction novel than a car, however. Audi's has seamless smartphone integration for both Apple and Android. Everything can be voice activated, or touch activated with Audi's impressive MMI touch-system. Both vehicles come with the sophisticated Virtual Cockpit dash available. Both vehicles offer a heads up display and premium audio. In short, both are extremely well equipped.

Safety

All of the performance and gizmos are meaningless in an unsafe car, however, and Audi knows that. Both the 2018 Audi Q7 and Q5 feature the best available safety on the road. Both vehicles have advanced safety software that will act on behalf of the driver if necessary. Cross-traffic, rear-traffic and blind spot monitoring alert drivers to any potential danger. The heads up display can show heat signatures, warning drivers of animals or even pedestrians. Audi's Street Sense system has active forward collision avoidance technology that will apply the brakes when necessary. That is on top of the steel frame designed to withstand any accident at any speed. You will never need to worry in an Audi.

There are no wrong choices between the 2018 Audi Q7 and Q5. The Q7 did earn a Car and Driver editor’s choice designation, and it does offer more comfort and space due to its larger size. Both are excellent choices, but only you can choose which better suits your needs. Contact your local dealer for any additional information, or schedule a test drive today. Progress is about never blending in, and it's time you stood out with your new 2018 Audi.


* EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.

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