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Compare Two of the Best Midsize Luxury SUVs in Pleasanton: the 2018 Audi Q7 and the New 2019 BMW X5

BMW's largest Sports Activity Vehicle, the X5--the "Boss"--is all-new and completely redesigned for the 2019 model-year. Currently, the new BMW X5 arrives with only two rows of seating as standard equipment, limiting passenger capacity to five; however, we can assume that BMW will soon release a three-row variant, as well as a rear-wheel-drive variant. The 2018 Audi Q5, a long-time competitor, arrives with some small updates, but not much has changed. Inside this model, three rows of seating for up to seven passengers come standard on all trim levels.

While both vehicles are well-equipped and comfortable, the 2019 BMW X5 is clearly the victor in terms of sport performance, agility, capability, and athleticism. Compare features, specs, pricing, and more here.

2019 BMW X5 vs 2018 Audi Q7

  • A base, all-wheel drive Audi Q7 will cost you around $49,900
  • An entry-level, all-wheel drive 2019 BMW X5 starts at around $61,695
  • Touchscreen infotainment systems, smartphone integration, and premium sound come standard on both of these SUVs--but, overall, the BMW X5 gives you more
  • Both brands heavily emphasize sportiness and athleticism--but the BMW X5 takes it just a bit further, with an available Off-Road Package
  • All-wheel drive is currently standard on both models, but a rear-wheel-drive variant of the 2019 X5 will likely be available next year

  • For the 2018 MY, the Audi Q7 boasts a standard 2.0-liter turbo engine, good for just 252 horsepower
  • For the 2019 MY, the BMW X5 opts for a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, making 335 horsepower--83 HP more than the Audi
  • Want more? The 2018 Q7 can give you up to 333 horsepower from a V6 engine on its Prestige trim--which is still less than BMW's standard engine
  • Compare that to up to 456 horsepower from a 4.4-liter V8 engine, standard on the 2019 X5 xDrive50i
  • The new redesigned 2019 BMW X5 fives you up to 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space--the 2018 Q5? Just 71.6 cubic feet