When comparing the 2020 Audi Q7's and the 2020 BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi Q7 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and overall quality score. The 2020 BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi Q7's and the 2020 BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Pricing
A used 2020 Audi Q7 ranges from $34,633 to $53,597 while a used 2020 BMW X5 is priced between $37,992 to $60,888.
2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Audi Q7 loses 53.1 percent of its value and the 2020 BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Audi Q7 retains 0.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW X5.
2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q7 is 8.3 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q7 being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the BMW X5 being ranked 10 out of 20. Out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows, the Audi Q7 is ranked 8 and the BMW X5 is ranked 14. The Audi Q7 is also ranked 10 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the BMW X5 is ranked 20 out of 67.
2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi Q7 is 7.9 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 Q7.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Audi Q7’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the 2020 BMW X5 base engine makes 335 horsepower. The Q7 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 455 miles. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. This gives the 2020 BMW X5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Audi Q7. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 Audi Q7 has higher safety ratings than the 2020 BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.
The Audi Q7 is a better value than the X5, with a starting price that’s about $4,000 less, standard all-wheel drive, and standard third-row seating. The Audi also has a high-quality, more modern cabin with standard genuine leather and more tech. However, the BMW has a clear advantage in the performance department, offering significantly more horsepower from the base engine up to the thrilling X5 M. Engine power notwithstanding, the X5 is arguably more engaging to drive, and it provides better fuel economy to boot. Both the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5 offer hybrid drivetrains, but the BMW xDrive45e plug-in hybrid can travel 31 miles on electricity alone and comes with a 50-MPGe rating. The X5 also outperforms the Q7 in terms of reliability, an important factor when repairs for both vehicles can be quite expensive. The X5 offers slightly more cargo space, while the Q7 earns marginally better crash-test scores.