2019 BMW X5


2019 Audi Q5

Audi Q5

2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Audi Q5

2019 BMW X5


2019 Audi Q5
330 hp 3.0L turbocharged V6

Base Engine

248 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
8-speed shiftable automatic


7-speed automated manual
33.9 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Space

25.1 cubic feet
60.0 inches

Front Shoulder Room

57.5 inches
58.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

56.5 inches

If you’ve been looking into the new BMW SUV models, then you’ve almost certainly given some thought to the Audi Q5 vs. BMW X5 match-up. After all, nearly every luxury SUV driver wants to know how Audi vs. BMW models measure up in performance, interior features, and cabin dimensions. As it turns out, the 2019 BMW X5 easily wins out in most of the areas that matter to drivers near Bloomington and Normal.

Audi vs. BMW: Performance

As you might expect, both luxury SUV options come standard with all-wheel drive. However, on other fronts, there’s a world of difference between the two models. Just for starters, the X5 offers two engines, and both are more powerful than the sole engine option you’ll encounter in the Audi Q5. Take a closer look:


  • Base Engine: 3.0L turbocharged V6, with 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque
  • Base Engine Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 20/26 city/highway mpg
  • Available Engine: 4.4L turbocharged V8, with 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
  • Run Flat Tires: Standard

Audi Q5

  • Base Engine: 248 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Base Engine Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 22/27 city/highway mpg
  • Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
  • Run Flat Tires: Not available

Interested in learning more about this SUV’s performance? Take a closer look at the X5 towing capacity specs or see the X5 compared to the Volvo XC90.

Audi vs. BMW: Interior Features

No matter which luxury SUV you choose in this Audi vs. BMW comparison, you can be sure that your choice will include Bluetooth® wireless, split-folding rear seats, and many other features, standard. Just as certainly, each model offers SiriusXM® radio, adaptive cruise control, and cooled or ventilated front seats as available options.

However, that doesn’t mean these two rivals are on equal footing. Here are a few of the main differences between their cabins:

  • BMW X5 Features: Inside of the X5, you’ll have a standard integrated navigation system, parking assistance, heated seats, and a sunroof. Leather upholstery and keyless ignition are available as options.
  • Audi Q5 Features: The Q5 does offer leather seats and keyless ignition as standard, but if you want to access integrated navigation, parking assistance, heated seats, or sunroof access, you’ll need to upgrade your model.

Since each of these luxury SUVs offer some standard features that the other does not, it all comes down to which features you feel will provide more value! We think the advanced standard comfort and convenience features in the BMW X5 give it a clear edge.

Audi vs. BMW: Dimensions

The BMW X5 has a significantly wider wheelbase for improved handling on the roads near Springfield. In addition, it also offers much more cargo room for your daily drives and errands:

  • BMW X5 Dimensions
    • Rear Seats Upright: 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space
    • Rear Seats Flat: 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Audi Q5 Dimensions
    • Rear Seats Upright: 25.1 cubic feet of cargo space
    • Rear Seats Flat: 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space

Compare BMW Models in Bloomington

If you’re still not sure that the X5 is the model for you, you can continue to compare BMW SUVs with BMW of Bloomington! Pit the Audi Q5 against the BMW X3, or see how the X5 fares against its larger cousin, the X7. While you’re at it, why not compare the BMW X5 vs. Acura MDX, or check out some of the most popular BMW X5 accessories?

If you’re ready to see how the new BMW X5 handles the roads near you, simply contact BMW of Bloomington and find out how you could spend some time behind the wheel! Apply for financing today to get the ball rolling.

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