When comparing the 2018 Audi Q5's and the 2018 BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Audi Q5 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and overall quality score. The 2018 BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of reliability and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Audi Q5's and the 2018 BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Audi Q5 is a better car than the 2018 BMW X5.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 BMW X5 Pricing
A used 2018 Audi Q5 ranges from $20,163 to $32,153 while a used 2018 BMW X5 is priced between $23,994 to $39,996.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Audi Q5 loses 50.8 percent of its value and the 2018 BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Audi Q5 retains 3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 BMW X5.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q5 is 8.1 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q5 being ranked 14 out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs and the BMW X5 being ranked 16 out of 60. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the Audi Q5 is ranked 18 and the BMW X5 is ranked 20.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi Q5 is 7.8 out of 10. For the BMW X5 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the BMW X5 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi Q5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Audi Q5’s base engine makes 252 horsepower, and the 2018 BMW X5 base engine makes 300 horsepower. The Q5 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 560 miles.This gives the 2018 Audi Q5 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2018 BMW X5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2018 Audi Q5 has higher safety ratings than the 2018 BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.