Two flagship models by German carmakers will continue their battle for more buyers. The mid-size segment in luxury SUV class is one of the most interesting. Both 2019 Audi Q7 and 2019 BMW X5 are leaders there. Also, these crossovers established their names with innovations from every new model. With the changes we expect next year, it will be hard to pick a favorite between them.
You can read a full review about the upcoming 2019 Audi Q7 HERE.
If you are a fan of BMW, HERE is the story of upcoming X5.
These crossovers expect modest updates for next season. Facelift and cosmetic changes will be one of the topics for discussion. Personal likes will decide which one is better, 2019 Audi Q7 or 2019 BMW X5. Also, we will compare the specs. Engines and its performance are crucial when we buy cars. Mileage, towing capacity, top speed, reliability… these are all characteristics we want to compare before the final decision. Finally, 2019 BMW X5 will make 2019 Audi Q7 better, and opposite. The final result will be a step closer for both models in the race to catch up their strongest rival – Mercedes-Benz.
2019 Audi Q7 vs 2019 BMW X5 Engines and Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Audi Q7 is going to be either 2.0-liter or 3.0-liter drivetrain. Four-cylinder and V-6 drivetrains are part of the current lineup. No big changes are expected here. BMW will update its X5, but they will also keep the same engines as before. Same displacements we can find in other German SUV. However, 2019 BMW X5 adds a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 for the M package. But, we can count this performance-oriented model as the separate vehicle.
So, owners of Audi crossover can count on 250 or 335 hp and torque between 275 and 325 lb-ft. On the other hand, BMW uses a 2.0-liter engine as a hybrid that puts out 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Also, the crossover is available in a diesel variant. The Bavarian motor company doesn’t care about scandals and they are confident in their reports. A 3.0-liter unit delivers 35 horses and 30 pound-feet less than its rival. They make it up with BMW X5M, but not all fans can afford this version.
Both vehicles are using an eight-speed transmission as the power router. If we compare upcoming 2019 Audi Q7 vs 2019 BMW X5 fuel economies, the situation is tight. Audi returns 1 mpg better mileage in the city, while the highway rating is the same. However, BMW X5 beats its rival with mild-hybrid and diesel engines. Audi has no matches for these.
2019 Audi Q7 vs 2019 BMW X5 Interior and Features
Here, there are few segments which can decide which of these crossovers is better. If we compare the overall interior, it is again a matter of personal feelings and impressions. However, some things are comparable. For example, if you need more cargo space, then the 2019 BMW X5 will be a better choice. More room will come with a new layout. However, Audi offers some cool features for its Q7, such as power-folding seats.
Both 2019 Audi Q7 and 2019 BMW X5 are luxurious models. That means a lot of premium materials and features in the cabin. However, for BMW, Nappa leather is optional. Also, lack of cargo space, Audi makes up with more room for passengers. This is especially notable when you compare three-row versions. Bavarian SUV will make this bench suitable only for small children.
The 2019 Audi Q7 is packed with the latest infotainment features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. These you had to purchase additionally with BMW X5. However, there are some indications that changes for 2019 could bring these services. Extra options are where the BMW is dominant, with DVD player and premium audio. However, these accessories will make the X5 cost a fortune.
2019 Audi Q7 vs 2019 BMW X5 Safety
Either one you choose, you won’t make mistake. These cars have very high safety ratings, so only details can decide which one is better. In tthe his case, that is the 2019 BMW X5. It might not be as safe as its rival in front collision crash, but features such as a blind-spot monitor, 360-degree camera, and park assist will prevent most of the unwanted situations. Nevertheless, some safety measurements on 2019 Audi Q7 are also more than useful. For example, it also comes with a 360-degree camera with night-vision features that recognize pedestrians and other objects.
2019 Audi Q7 vs 2019 BMW X5 Price
The 2019 Audi Q7 is a winner here. It costs $8,000 less than 2019 BMW X5. Audi will keep its crossover under $50,000 for the base unit. However, even the mid-range Premium trim costs less than the entry-level model of X5. Without any options, we will purchase it for $58,000. If you decide to go after a V-6, then Audi Q7 will cost close to $70,000. Then, if you want to pack it with extras, the crossover can easily jump over $80,000. For that money, you can purchase theX5M, which is one of the most luxurious SUVs. It will also offer a V-8 engine that will burst over 450 horses.