2016 BMW X5 vs 2017 Audi Q7 

2017 Audi Q7 Outperforms Competition with a New Standard of Luxury

Look at the 2017 Audi Q7 and the 2016 BMW X5 from the outside, and you'll see two luxury SUVs. Judging a car's looks are a subjective matter, but both brands do a good job of iterating on their own classic style.

It's when you look inside that you realize the new Q7 is objectively better than the competitor from Munich.

2017 Audi Q7 Interior

Audi offers you more with the Q7. More space. More seating. More options. This crossover seats up to 7 passengers, while a third row in the X5 will cost you extra. The Q7 also has generous amounts of legroom and cargo space (especially with the second and third rows folded flat). BMW hasn't even bothered to list the interior dimensions of its vehicle, which should tell you everything you need to know.

It also helps that Audi's interior designers are second to none. Of the Q7's interior, Car and Driver says, "There is artistry in the way the leather and wood seamlessly butt up against modern tech like the large MMI touchpad."

As a measure of Audi's overall excellence, the standard third row is powered for easy folding, and a panoramic sunroof is also standard. The Q7 makes you and your passengers feel secure thanks to available driver assistance features, including Night vision assistance, pedestrian detection, and traffic sign recognition. All of this information is communicated clearly through Audi's virtual cockpit, a next generation instrument cluster that adapts to your needs.

With the Audi Q7, quattro® has No Equal

Other brands sell all-wheel-drive cars, but only an Audi comes standard with quattro®.

The Q7 benefits from Audi's famous torque-vectoring AWD system for superior traction and cornering. This car is so nimble, you'll forget you're driving a family-sized crossover. Not only that, but with the help of a lighter, yet more durable, body frame and a 333-horsepower supercharged engine, you can leave larger SUVs in the dust and still tow up to 7,700 lbs.

We've barely scratched the surface of what the Q7 offers in terms of performance. It's also available with Audi's adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering, and it comes with individually adjustable driving modes.

If you've never taken a corner with quattro® guiding your wheels, you won't know what you're missing until you test drive a new Audi. For all your questions about the 2017 Audi Q7, reach out to us by phone or by contact form at Audi Asheville. We're looking forward to your next visit.

2017 Audi Q7
2016 BMW X5
Range of MSRP*
$54,800 - $64,300$54,700 - 71,500
TrimsPremium | Premium Plus | Prestige

sDrive35i | xDrive35i | xDrive35d | xDrive40e | xDrive50i


Horsepower333 HP255 - 445 HP
Torque325 lb.-ft.300 - 480 lb.-ft.
Displacement3.0L 3.0 - 4.4L
TypeTFSI® supercharged six-cylinder
Twin Turbo Inline 6-cylinder
EPA City19 mpg
15 - 18 mpg
EPA Highway25 mpg
21 - 25 mpg


Transmission8-Speed Tiptronic® Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
DrivetrainAudi quattro® All-Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive


Front Leg Room41.7 in.Not specified
Rear Leg Room38.8 in.Not specified
Trunk Volume14.8 / 37.5 / 71.6 cu. ft.Not specified

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license,options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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