The BMW X5 and Audi Q7 offer everything you want in a luxury SUV. They can keep your family safe, deliver a capable drive, and can carry everything you need in style. So, which one is right for you?

To help families in Chattanooga, Hixson, and Cleveland, TN, decide, BMW of Chattanooga looked at what these models have to offer in this 2021 BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 comparison.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7: Interior

With leather seats and stylish accents throughout, the 2021 BMW X5 offers high-end luxury and plenty of room to relax. There's seating for five, but a third row of seats is also available to give you more passenger space. It also gives you room for all your bags with both a large trunk and folding seats.

The Audi Q7 also features premium luxury, but it doesn't give you any say in the number of seats. It only comes with three rows. This has a slight impact on your storage space. Despite offering a big cargo hold and folding sets, the Audi can't quite carry as much as the BMW.




Maximum Cargo Room




72.3 cubic feet


Audi Q7


69.6 cubic feet


BMW X5 vs Audi Q7: Safety Features

A good SUV should be able to keep you and your family safe. The BMW X5 is designed to do just that. It comes with intelligent driver-assistive features that can help prevent accidents. You'll have more awareness while you drive, thanks to the following standard features:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Fatigue and Focus Alert

While most of its smart safety features watch the road around you, the Fatigue and Focus Alert monitors how you're driving. It uses your driving patterns to look for signs of distracted driving, then it reminds you keep your eyes on the road.

The Audi Q7 also offers safety features that look out for what's up ahead and next to you, but it doesn't offer any technology that can help you stay focused.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7: Performance

So, what are these safe and stylish SUVs really capable of? The 2021 BMW X5 is designed to offer a fun and efficient drive, whether you're on a long road trip or your daily commute. To make your drive more convenient, it can get up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG. It's also available with a hybrid powertrain that offers an EPA-estimated 50 MPGe.

On the other hand, the Audi Q7 will need to make more pitstops. With an EPA-estimated 19 city/23 highway MPG, you'll have to fill up more often.

In addition to its impressive fuel economy, the X5 also offers an exciting drive. With a trio of powerful engines, it'll make your SUV feel more like a roomy sports car. The available powertrains include:

  • 3.0L V6 that gets up to 335 horsepower
  • 3.0L V6 with an eDrive electric motor that gets up to 389 horsepower
  • 4.4L V8 that gets up to 523 horsepower

The Audi Q7 also offers a 3.0L V6 that gets up to 335 horsepower, but that's the most powerful option available. The only other engine that's offered is a 2.0L 4-cylinder that gets just 248 horsepower. Plus, there's no hybrid option.

Test Drive an Exciting German Luxury SUV

Whether you're looking for a powerful SUV, good fuel economy, or extra space, the BMW X5 is an excellent choice. It even offers peace of mind for families in Chattanooga, Hixson, and Cleveland, TN.

Visit us at BMW of Chattanooga to learn more about our 2021 BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 comparison or take a test drive.

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