Specs at a Glance

2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

Front Leg Room

  41.7 in.

City MPG

  19 *

2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5

Front Leg Room

  40.4 in.

City MPG


2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 BMW X5

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On the vehicle marketplace, the Audi has always had a reputation for style and class while the BMW has been known for its classy performance. In reality, both of the brands have their luxury lineup of vehicles and most people would be proud if they owned one of these cars. How many people do you have to accommodate for on a daily basis? If you need more, then you may want to go with the 2018 Audi Q7 for it comes equipped for up to seven passengers. Meanwhile, the X5 can also do this but choosing a third row is optional and will cost extra.

Price: Which One is Better?

If you were to choose the Audi Q7, you would have a lower starting point than what you might have with other SUVs like the 2018 BMW X5. For example, the Audi Q7's asking price begins at just $49,900 for the base Premium trim. You can buy the Q7 in three trims with the highest trim checking out at $65,400.

Meanwhile, the BMW X5, which has always been known for having a higher price tag, will begin at the higher-than-average $56,950 if you were to choose the sDrive35i. You can buy the 2018 BMW X5 in five different trim levels, and each of them will have a different engine and horsepower level. The highest trim ends at $100,700.

Seating Comfort

Looking at the 2018 Audi Q7, you have wonderfully supportive seating that will work with up to seven passengers. The seating also comes leather heated for those cold days outside. Meanwhile, the power-adjusted front seating has become the standard for this vehicle, but the third row can feel somewhat cramped if you're an adult. Nevertheless, this adds to the luxury of your mid-size SUV. You can also choose to upgrade to heated rear seating, and the front seats can be upgraded to a massage feature. If you have a family, the Q7 includes LATCH child seat safety hardware, and this is more than what most SUVs will offer.

On the other hand, the BMW X5 can seat up to five people comfortably. You have two rows, which have become the standard seating. The limited space can somewhat degrade this vehicle. The synthetic upholstery has heated seating. Meanwhile, the leather-wrapped steering wheel comes as a standard, and it feels classy. Unfortunately, it just doesn't match up to the Q7's quality.

Interior Features: Which is Better?

The Audi Q7 comes with a plethora of features as a standard. For example, you get a 7-inch display screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a proximity key. The vehicle also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Audi also comes with the optional virtual Cockpit that comes with 12.3-inch driver display settings that push the wow factor up to the maximum level.

When you take a look at the BMW X5, you have a load of excellent tech features. For example, you have a 10.2-inch touchscreen display that has a touchpad controller as the main distinguishing feature. If you have kids who have a mobile device, you may want to upgrade to the Apple CarPlay feature.

These are some of the things to consider with both the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 BMW X5. Both are luxury vehicles which come with a status symbol to own them, but in truth, the 2018 Audi Q7 is probably a little better value than the X5. If you'd like to learn more about the 2018 Audi Q7, you can schedule a free test drive at our dealership to see which is undoubtedly better.

* Actual mileage may vary.