In comparing the Audi SQ5's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the Audi SQ5 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and resale value. The BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi SQ5's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the BMW X5 is a better car than the Audi SQ5.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X5 Pricing
For a new model, the Audi SQ5's price is between $65,773 and $75,517, with the BMW X5 priced between $70,102 and $103,794.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi SQ5 loses 48.8 percent of its value and the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the Audi SQ5 retains 5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X5.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi SQ5 is 6.8 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi SQ5 being ranked 30 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 SQ5 is ranked 36 and the BMW X5 is ranked 20.
Audi SQ5 vs. BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi SQ5 is 5.9 out of 10. For the BMW X5 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the BMW X5 an advantage in reliability compared to the Audi SQ5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi SQ5’s base engine makes 349 horsepower, and the BMW X5 base engine makes 375 horsepower. The SQ5 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 591 miles. This gives the BMW X5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Audi SQ5. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X5 has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.