BMW X5 vs Audi Q7

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Do you feel that something’s missing in your life? Could it be the purr of a powerful engine? What about the relaxing features of a connected ride with comfort galore? If that’s the case, chances are a luxury SUV is the missing piece.

Both the 2020 BMW X5 and the 2020 Audi Q7 provide several enhancing features to help you around Jackson, Clinton, and Ridgeland. Still, with both models being so high on the luxury list, how are you supposed to decide which one’s right for you? Fortunately, we here at BMW of Jackson have created this BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 comparison.

Keep reading to figure out which SUV’s right for you!

Performance Capabilities

2020 bmw x5With luxury SUVs come powerful capabilities. Of course, using the BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 as an example, you’ll see that not all luxury engines are created equally. The X5 offers drivers two engines to choose from that churn out much more power than the engines of the Q7.

In fact, the available engine with the Q7 produces as much power as the standard X5 engine.

BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 Engine Specs



3.0L 55 TFSI®

3.0L BMW

TwinPower Turbo

4.4L BMW

M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8


335 HP

335 HP

523 HP


369 lb-ft

330 lb-ft

553 lb-ft


(0-60 MPH)

5.7 seconds

5.2 seconds

4.1 seconds

In addition to more power, the BMW X5 also has a higher fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG. The Audi Q7, on the other hand, gets an EPA-estimated 17 city/21 highway MPG. So, you’ll travel with more power for longer distances in the X5 over the Q7.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 Connective Technology

BMW at HomeStaying connected on the go is simple thanks to the connective features of both the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7. Both models offer center touchscreen displays that include features like advanced sound systems and smartphone integration.

You’ll also find USB charging ports to ensure your phone will stay fully charged from start to finish, so your ride will be both connected and entertaining. However, one feature you won’t find with the Q7 when comparing the technology features of the BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 is WiFi Hotspot capability.

The available WiFi feature of the BMW X5 allows up to eight devices to connect to this mobile data. This way, everyone can stay connected and stream their digital music while on the go.

Comfort and Convenience

To help keep you relaxed throughout your commute, both the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 offer several comfort and convenience features. Take the standard 3-stage heated front seats of the X5, for example. While you’ll find standard heated seats on the Q7, too, you’ll notice some major differences when comparing the BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 front seats.

For starters, the Q7 only offers drivers 8-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar adjustment front seats. The X5 doubles the adjustments by offering 16-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar support. But that’s not all. The front seats with the X5 have 2-way power side bolsters. This way, you’ll feel like the seats mold perfectly to your body during your commute.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7: The Winner

While at times it was a close competition, the 2020 BMW X5 pulls ahead of the 2020 Audi Q7 in terms of performance, technology, and comfort. Ready to hit the streets of Jackson, Clinton, and Ridgeland in a BMW X5 of your own? Visit us at BMW of Jackson today to take the first step!