Find freedom on the road and satisfy your need for speed with a new luxury SUV! We want to introduce you to the popular 2021 BMW X5 and Audi Q5, two standouts in their segments. From style and tech to performance, they naturally appeal to many Chattanooga, Hixon, and Cleveland, TN, drivers.

High-spirited adventures await in your dream luxury vehicle! Compare your options with the help of our team at BMW of Chattanooga and contact us to take the next step.

Dimensions: How the X5 & Q5 Measure Up

Of the many differences between the 2021 X5 and Q5, one of them is size. The BMW X5 is considered a midsize SUV, while the Audi Q5 is a compact SUV. Expect more cabin space when you choose the X5. 

While both models serve up spacious seating for five in their standard configurations, only the BMW X5 offers an available third row. Boost total passenger space to seven and make room for two little ones in the third row! You can fold these seats down flush into the floor when you need space for cargo, too.

Behind the second-row seats, the X5 offers 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space. That's even more than the Q5 can handle with the second-row seats folded: 53.5 cubic feet. Bring more gear for the ride in the X5.

Technology: More Connected in a Luxury SUV

You can load up on advanced connectivity features in the BMW X5 and Audi Q5. Keep your driving data close at hand with their available 12.3-inch digital instrument panels. You can customize your screen to show all the information you need most, from navigational maps to driver-assistive alerts.

These luxury vehicles share several other features, as well. Whether you opt for the BMW or the Audi, you can stay connected wherever you go, with:

  • Apple CarPlay™ integration. Standard.
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology. Standard.
  • Wireless device charging. Available.

One convenience available for the BMW X5 but not the Audi Q5 is Gesture Control. With easy-to-learn hand gestures, you can turn up the volume or accept a call without using the touchscreen or the iDrive Controller. You won't need to look away from the road: It will quickly become second nature!

BMW X5 vs Audi Q5: All-Out Performance

One appeal shared by many luxury vehicles is performance. Potent powertrains under the hood make every drive more exhilarating, and the 2021 X5 and Q5 offer some compelling options.

The high point in the Audi Q5 is its available plug-in hybrid powertrain, which serves up 362 horsepower for a brisk 0 to 60 MPH time of 5.0 seconds. The BMW X5 is more than ready to compete, though. In fact, it outdoes the Audi with several available engines, including its own plug-in hybrid:

  • 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder w/ electric motor (X5 xDrive45e)-389 horsepower
  • 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 (X5 M50i)-523 horsepower
  • 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 (X5 M)-600 horsepower

Audi Q5 vs BMW X5: Which Is Better?

By now, Chattanooga, Hixon, and Cleveland, TN, shoppers understand the appeal of the 2021 BMW X5 and Audi Q5. With long lists of features and capable engines, these luxury SUVs are in the top tier!

Between the two, the BMW X5 has more powerful engines and a more versatile cabin-qualities you and your family may care about. If you want a closer look at this Sports Activity Vehicle®, simply set up a test drive at BMW of Chattanooga today!

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