Compare 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Audi Q7

Specs at a Glance

2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5

Navigation

  Standard

Horsepower

  300 hp


2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

Navigation

  Optional

Horsepower

  252 hp

2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Audi Q7

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Large luxury SUVs are a booming car market. You will find bigger frames, bigger performance, bigger feature lists and bigger price tags. You want a vehicle that can do it all and can do it all comfortably. You want to find the king of the road and you want to park it in front of your residence. When it comes to elite vehicles, the discussion turns to the German offerings. When it comes to German vehicles, the informed buyer looks to BMW. The 2018 BMW X5 is truly an elite vehicle that towers above its competition. An easy demonstration is to compare the BMW X5 to one of its n rivals, the Audi Q7. Here are just a few brief ways the X5 is the better vehicle.

Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2018 BMW X5 wins by a mile. The base X5 engine is a straight-six producing 300hp; the best engine for the Q7 is a 252hp turbo four-cylinder. BMW has two additional engines, a naturally aspirated V8 that produces 445hp and a beastly twin-turbo V8 that produces 567hp. Those V8's can get from zero to sixty in four point five (4.5) seconds and three point eight (3.8) seconds, respectively. The Q7 takes a full seven (7.0) seconds... which is slower than a Mazda6, Hyundai Sonata SE, Honda Accord Coupe EX-L or Kia Optima SX. This is a clear win before even covering off-road abilities, cornering speed, torque vectoring or any of the other ways the BMW X5 is the better performance SUV.

Features

BMW was not content to build a big and fast SUV, they also made sure it had the latest and greatest technology. The interior utilizes nothing but premium materials. You can get heated front and rear seats and massaging front seats are an available option. You can have constant connectivity with BMW's mobile hot-spot. The driver safety suite for the BMW X5 is the most advanced on the road. The intelligent all-wheel drive system will produce optimal traction in any condition. It is shorter to note what necessary features the the BMW X5 lacks: nothing. Make no mistake about it, the Audi Q7 has a number of excellent features, too, but the BMW X5 offers an overwhelming amount of options to make your driving experience even more pleasurable.

Value

When it comes to the high priced German vehicles, value typically does not come into the equation. Considering all of the other advantages the 2018 BMW X5 has over the Audi Q7, the fact that it is cheaper to own and maintain should surely be a consideration. J.D. Power and Associates ranks Audi as "below average" in vehicle reliability, and Audi has some of the highest maintenance costs, trailing only Italian sports-cars in many respects. A BMW requires maintenance to be at its best, but it requires a lot less of it, and the maintenance is less expensive. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked BMW as "above average" to "excellent" for the companies reliability.

In every way, the BMW remains the driver’s choice. The 2018 BMW X5 offers the performance, features and ultimate cost savings the luxury car buyer looks for. The king of the luxury-performance segment keeps its crown. Why not contact Global Imports for additional information, quotes or sales and incentive news? In fact, why not stop by Global Imports to see the fantastic X5? Contact Global Imports today!


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