If you're looking for an SUV that packs versatility, energetic performance, and luxury into one package, the BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 are sure to be at the top of your list.

Our team at BMW of Birmingham is here to help you decide which SUV is best for your drives through Birmingham, Irondale, and Hoover, AL. It's the BMW X5 vs. the Audi Q5. Let's see who comes out on top!


BMW X5 vs Audi Q5: Interior Versatility

These SUVs offer plenty of interior space for your friends, family, and business partners. There's seating for five in either model, but you will have some more room to stretch out in the BMW X5. It has 40.7 inches of headroom up front, compared to just 39.6 inches in the Audi Q5.

If you're planning a road trip or heading to band practice, it's important to have an SUV with plenty of cargo space. You will get more with the X5. It boasts 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are lowered. The Q5, on the other hand, is topped out at just 54 cubic feet.

Both luxury SUVs have an intuitive infotainment system. You may find the Live Cockpit Professional of the X5 more user-friendly. It comes with a 12.3-inch Central Information Display and can be controlled with the multi-input iDrive 7.0. The MMI infotainment system in the Q5 only comes with a 10.1-inch screen and doesn't offer the versatility of the iDrive 7.0 system.


X5 vs Q5: Innovative Safety Features

Both the BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 come standard with a system that will prepare the vehicle for impact when an imminent collision is detected. It can automatically tighten the safety belts, close the windows, and activate post-crash braking. This system only includes Fatigue and Focus Alert with the BMW X5.

You will have more confidence out on the open road with either SUV, thanks to their blind-spot detection systems. They will warn you when a vehicle is riding alongside you, so you can change lanes safely.

Only the BMW X5 can park itself. The available Parking Assistant Plus will look for open parking spots when driving at low speeds. Once confirmed, it will steer you right into the spot. You only have to handle the braking and accelerating.


Engaging Performance

If you're looking for the SUV with more power, you will want to choose the BMW X5. It comes standard with a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. It produces 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine of the Q5 is maxed out at just 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

All that extra power will let you go faster in the BMW X5. It can take you from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.3 seconds. It takes the Audi Q5 5.7 seconds to hit the same speed. You can also upgrade to the X5 M50i if you're looking for more track-tuned performance.

Both SUVs offer all-wheel-drive systems, so you can tackle slick streets and all-terrain paths with ease. They send the most power to the wheels with the best grip, so you can keep moving forward.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q5: We Have a Winner!

If you're looking for the SUV that has more power and more space, the BMW X5 is the vehicle for you. Take it to the streets of Birmingham, Irondale, and Hoover, Alabama, to see if it's right for you.

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