When we compare the BMW X5's and the Audi Q7's specifications and ratings, the BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of reliability and base engine power. The Audi Q7 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5's and the Audi Q7's specifications and ratings, the Audi Q7 is a better car than the BMW X5.
BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 Pricing
For a new model, the BMW X5's price is between $70,091 and $103,721, with the Audi Q7 priced between $63,587 and $84,563.
BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value and the Audi Q7 loses 53.1 percent of its value. This means the Audi Q7 retains 0.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X5.
BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 7.8 out of 10 while the Audi Q7's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 10 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the Audi Q7 being ranked 5 out of 20. Out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows, the BMW X5 is ranked 14 and the Audi Q7 is ranked 8. The BMW X5 is also ranked 20 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Audi Q7 is ranked 10 out of 67.
BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X5 is 8.4 out of 10. For the Audi Q7 the reliability rating is 7.9 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 BMW X5’s base engine makes 375 horsepower, and the Audi Q7 base engine makes 261 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Audi Q7 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.