Compare 2015 Audi Q7 vs 2015 BMW X5

2015 Audi Q7
2015 BMW X5
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quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 19 28 $49,662 $53,400
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $49,662 $53,400
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $49,662 $53,400
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $44,920 $48,300
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $44,920 $48,300
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $57,568 $61,900
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,305 $98,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,662
$52,205
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$56,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$937 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though the 2015 Audi Q7 might show a little of its age, there are so few faults here that it's hard not to love this big SUV. The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.6
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 115.5
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
66 65
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42 35.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.2 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 76.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 35.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.1 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.2 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 22.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 595
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5952
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5500 5952
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5412 4790
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/181 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 300 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.29
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.4 (Est) 8.4 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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