You’re spoilt for choice when comparing the 2022 BMW X4 vs. the 2022 Audi Q5. These cars are great for everyday driving and boast plenty of space inside. However, there are some key differences that may make one model more appealing than the other.
Take a look at our detailed comparison below to find out which car will suit your needs better:
Design & Style
When it comes to the exterior design of these two vehicles, they are both striking in their own way. The 2022 BMW X4 has an elegant stance, while the 2022 Audi Q5 has a more athletic look with its aggressive front grille and muscular wheel arches. Overall, we prefer the BMW X4’s look because of its sleek and modern styling that still makes room for some sportiness. The Audi Q5 is a little too boxy for our taste, which may appeal to those who want their crossover to have a sturdier build than what you would typically find in this class of vehicle.
The interior design of the 2022 BMW X4 is a little more exciting than its rival. The steering wheel is thicker, with a larger diameter, so you get better control of the car while driving. It’s also connected to a 12-inch touchscreen display that has been redesigned to look like an instrument panel and feels futuristic when compared to other cars on the market.
The 2022 Audi Q5 isn’t as impressive inside, but it’s still nice enough for most people. There aren’t any significant changes from previous generations, so if you’re into this type of vehicle, you’ll be familiar with what it looks like—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing!
Technology & Safety
When it comes to technology, both the 2022 BMW X4 and 2022 Audi Q5 have a lot to offer. The 2022 BMW X4 features a 10.25-inch infotainment system that’s controlled by a touchscreen or by using physical buttons on the center console. It also has an adaptive suspension and automatic emergency braking, as well as lane-departure warning and prevention systems.
The 2022 Audi Q5 has its own version of an advanced infotainment system, too: the MMI touch response system includes an 8-inch touchscreen with smart voice control capability built into the dashboard (which is standard) or available as an option for an additional cost. This system offers gesture recognition, so you can use hand motions to control volume levels and media playback while driving; you could even take selfies with it if you’re feeling particularly connected!
The 2022 BMW X4 comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-eight engine that makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which helps it get a respectable zero to 60 mph time of 5.1 seconds.
While the 2022 Audi Q5 doesn’t have as much power under the hood, its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine still generates 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and pairs with either a six-speed manual or eight speed automatic transmission depending on whether you opt for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (the former has an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of 6 seconds).
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a stylish, sporty SUV with plenty of power and great handling, the 2022 BMW X4 is a good choice. It’s also roomier than its competitors and has better cargo space. The 2022 Audi Q5 is more luxurious, but it lacks the easy-to-use infotainment system and active safety features that are standard in the 2022 BMW X4.
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