2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Audi Q7
2020 BMW X5 2020 Audi Q7
  335 248
MPG (City/Highway) *
  21/26 19/23
Cargo Space
  33.9-72.3 cu. ft. 14.2-69.6 cu. ft.

2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Audi Q7

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The BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 have been pitted against each other for more than 15 years. These two luxury midsize crossover SUVs have a few similarities that may lead you to believe that they are comparable. However, when you dig beneath superficial similarities, you will quickly discover that these luxury vehicles stand on their own in different ways.


The 2020 BMW X5 is incorporated in the model's fourth generation, which was introduced in 2018. As a result, the X5's exterior design is modern and appealing. Its profile and sides have the perfect balance of flow, confidence, and distinction. The multi-elemental headlights have an angled LED light bar running through the top, and these lights are placed over a 4-light foglamp feature. The signature grille featuring vertical bars and a kidney shape is placed prominently in the center of the front end. In comparison, the 2020 Audi Q7 is part of a generation that launched in 2015. The last major overhaul took place at this time, but the Q7 did receive a modest facelift in 2019. Compared to the X5, the Q7 has somewhat smoother sides with less distinction. The hexagonal grille covers most of the front end, and this grille sits between traditional headlights that are enhanced by a small LED light bar.


Inside the 2020 BMW X5, you are greeted by a spacious cabin with a modern, sophisticated design and two rows of seating. The leather material is combined with accent stitching and wood accents. The driver's gauges are digital, and the tech feel continues to be defined by the floating infotainment system screen that runs above the dashboard. The X5's equipment includes a digital display for the climate control system, navigation system, smart device integration, active cruise control, active driving assistance and more. The 2020 Audi Q7, on the other hand, has leather material with a horizontal flow across the dashboard. Its equipment includes an embedded infotainment display screen, digital controls for the climate control system, a cube-like gear shifter, mounted steering wheel controls and other features.


The entry-level powertrain in the X5 is a 3.0-liter, turbo inline-6 engine that produces 335 horsepower. A second powertrain is available in higher trim levels. This is a V8 engine that produces 445 horsepower. The higher trim levels of the 2020 BMW X5 have intelligent all-wheel drive as a standard feature. In the 2020 Audi Q7, the base engine is a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter powertrain that provides you with 248 horsepower. The top engine is a V6 design that delivers 335 horsepower.

Before you finalize your decision and drive home in a new SUV, you need to visit BMW of Nashville for an X5 test drive. Through first-hand experience, you can easily pick out your new luxury SUV with the highest level of confidence.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.