When comparing the Audi A6's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the Audi A6 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, reliability and overall quality score. The BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi A6's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the Audi A6 is a better car than the BMW X5.
Audi A6 vs. BMW X5 Pricing
For a new model, the Audi A6's price is between $62,050 and $74,390, with the BMW X5 priced between $70,102 and $103,794.
Audi A6 vs. BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi A6 loses 58.2 percent of its value and the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the BMW X5 retains 4.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi A6.
Audi A6 vs. BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A6 is 8.4 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi A6 being ranked 7 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the BMW X5 being ranked 10 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs.
Audi A6 vs. BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A6 is 8.7 out of 10. For the BMW X5 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Audi A6 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi A6’s base engine makes 261 horsepower, and the BMW X5 base engine makes 375 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Audi A6 and BMW X5 are comparable in regards to rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Audi A6 has higher safety ratings than the BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.