2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 BMW X5

Are you interested in upgrading your daily drive with a luxurious SUV? Santa Monica Audi has two impressive options for you to consider: the 2019 Audi Q5 and 2019 BMW X5. While each vehicle has numerous benefits, capabilities, and available options, only one will be right for your specific requirements. To learn more about each vehicle, continue reading our in-depth research. Please do take a look at the new Q5 inventory at our Audi dealership near Los Angeles, CA, for available trims.

We will be looking at the 2019 Audi Q5 Prestige, starting at $53,850 MSRP, and 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i, starting at $60,700 MSRP.

Performance Specs

On the 2019 Audi Q5, you'll find the 248-HP 2.0L turbo 45 TFSI® engine and the 335-HP 3.0L turbo engine on the BMW X5. Although the X5 delivers slightly more horsepower, you'll receive better fuel economy on the Audi Q5. It offers 22 city/27 hwy MPG while the X5 offers 20 city/26 hwy MPG.

While the BMW X5 has an 8-speed automatic transmission, we prefer the 2019 Audi Q5's 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on both models, but the Q5's quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology steals the spotlight.

2019 Audi Q5 on road Performance

Interior Features

2019 Audi Q5 dashboard

Whether you're looking for style or practicality, the 2019 Audi Q5 and BMW X5 offer the best of both worlds. See how these vehicles compare in our analysis of interior features below.

  • The Audi Q5 features leather seating surfaces while the BMW X5 has SensaTec leatherette upholstery.
  • Heated seating is standard on only the Audi Q5.
  • A panoramic sunroof is also standard on only the Audi Q5.
  • High-gloss dark brown walnut wood inlays are an exclusive feature on the Audi Q5 as well.

Exterior Design and Features

It's clear that the 2019 Audi Q5 and BMW X5 offer unique and eye-catching style and useful exterior features, but which one has the exact options you need? Explore main differences below.

  • The Audi Q5 has 20-in. 5-segment-spoke design wheels while the BMW X5 has 18-in. light alloy wheels.
  • Both vehicles include heated side mirrors, but the Audi Q5's come with integrated LED turn signal indicators.
  • The Singleframe® grille delivers distinctive styling on the Q5 exclusively.
2019 Audi Q5 front grill

Safety Features

2019 Audi Q5 fafety sensor

There's no doubt that Audi and BMW are leaders when it comes to advanced automotive safety features. From rear view cameras to comprehensive airbag systems, you'll feel peace of mind no matter which SUV you select. Take a look below to see top differences in safety system offers between the Audi Q5 and BMW X5.

  • While the X5's Active Protection System offers preventive assistance, Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® with rear cross traffic assist and vehicle exit assist have been tirelessly tested and tweaked to meet your exact standards.
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city are standard only with the Q5.
  • Both vehicles have a rear view camera, but the Q5's parking system plus with rear view camera and front and rear acoustic sensors takes reversing to the next level.

Technology Features

Stay informed and entertained with available technology on the 2019 Audi Q5 and BMW X5. Below, you will see how the Q5 and X5's technology offerings differ so you can see which one meets your exact needs.

  • MMI® technology (MMI® navigation plus and all-in-touch with handwriting-recognition technology) is exclusive to the Audi Q5.
  • The Q5's Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 19 speakers outshines the 12-speaker system on the X5.
  • The 12.3-in. LCD fully digital instrument cluster display is standard on the Q5 exclusively.
2019 Audi Q5 technology pannel

2019 Audi Q5 for Sale near Los Angeles, CA


Have you selected the bold 2019 Audi Q5 as your next SUV? Schedule a test drive at our Audi dealership near Los Angeles, CA, at your earliest convenience. Reach out to the Santa Monica Audi team for more information by sending a message or calling (888) 904-7353. We also encourage you to take advantage of our new Q5 specials.

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