2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Audi Q5

When luxury shoppers look for a well-equipped crossover SUV, there are plenty of options, ranging from full-size people haulers down to compact vehicle options. In this 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Audi Q5 comparison, we are going to check out two elegant options that can meet the needs of various drivers. In spite the similarity in their names, the X5 and Q5 have a significant difference in their sizing. The 2017 BMW X5 is a midsize model, while the 2017 Audi Q5 is a compact option. Both seat five in most configurations, while the BMW X5 is available with a third row that increased capacity up to seven.

The larger size of the 2017 BMW X5 comes with a larger starting MSRP, but this model also comes with some luxury features and interior advantages that the 2017 Audi Q5 does not have. It has almost nine more cubic feet of cargo space than the Audi crossover, which can mean significantly more hauling options.

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2017 BMW X5 VS 2017 Audi Q5
$55,500 Starting MSRP $40,900
66 cubic feet Cargo Space 57.3 cubic feet
Midsize Body Size Compact
3.0-L 6-cylinder (300 hp) Base Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder (220 hp)

Engine Options on the 2017 BMW X5

In addition to offering more space, the 2017 BMW X5 offers the best engine output in this comparison. Whether you compare the base engines of the 2017 BMW X5 vs the 2017 Audi Q5, or move into more advanced models, the BMW X5 excels. The base engine on the 35i model is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder mated to an eight-speed transmission. It is available in sDrive rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive, and delivers 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the base engine on the 2017 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that offers just 220 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with all-wheel drive. The 2017 Audi Q5 tops out at 272 horsepower from its available 3.0-liter supercharged V6, while the 2017 BMW X5 can offer as much as 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque on the xDrive50i model.

Luxury features standard to both models include a panoramic sunroof, driver memory settings, roof rails, and a power liftgate. To learn more about this comparison, or the 2017 BMW X5, contact a member of The New BMW of Topeka today.

safety camera on the 2017 BMW X5
2017 BMW X5 driving in snow
front dashboard of the 2017 BMW X5
two rows of rear seating in the 2017 BMW X5