2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X5

2019 Audi Q7

2019 Audi Q7

2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Audi Q7


BMW X5 and Audi Q7 are two of the most popular luxury midsized SUVs in the market. These models are on the shopping radar of most car enthusiasts. If you are one of them, read this comparison to get a good idea about the key highlights of both the model.

Design & Style

The 2019 Audi Q7 is a 7-seater model with plenty of comfort and space in the first two rows. 8-way power adjustment comes standard, along with leather upholstery and heated front seats. Adults can ride in the back seats only for a short drive, since the design doesn’t allow full comfort. The interior is rich with quality materials, and there are posh real wood trim pieces inside the cabin.

The 2019 BMW X5 is a 5-seater model with an option to add the third row. There is ample legroom and headroom across both the rows and great outside visibility. Unlike other rivals, the back seats are more adult friendly in this case. The interior is complete with top-grade materials and plenty of soft-touch points. You have enough cargo space to accommodate over a dozen shopping bags.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Audi Q7 comes standard with an MMI infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, handwriting recognition, navigation and Bluetooth. Most of the functions are controlled by the rotary dial on the console. It can take time to understand the system. There are knobs and physical buttons to control temperature. There are a lot of optional tech features that come at an extra cost. In terms of safety, you have an Audi Pre Sense front system, rearview camera and parking sensors.

The 2019 BMW X5 has an iDrive infotainment system featuring a responsive touch screen, hi-fi audio system, Apple CarPlay, USB ports and Bluetooth. You can opt for an upgraded infotainment system as well, along with 16-speaker Harman audio system, wireless charging and Wi Fi hot spot. Standard safety features include rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, parking sensors and adaptive cruise control.


The 2019 Audi Q7 comes standard with a 248-HP turbo-four engine that has sufficient muscle to get the car going. However, it may feel sluggish if you are travelling on full-capacity. This is where the 2019 BMW X5 is way ahead with its extremely powerful 335-HP inline-6 base engine that has enough power to tackle most conditions.

The Bottom Line

There is no doubt that BMW X5 is a fun to drive vehicle that offers an elegant interior and composed ride. It is of great value, when it comes to aesthetic appeal, performance and safety features.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW X5 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X5 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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