Nearly every carmaker offers a high-end SUV, which can make choosing the right one difficult. Our product specialists at Audi Hoffman Estates have chosen to compare two of the most popular vehicles in the mid-sized luxury SUV market: the 2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus and the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive35i. Take a look at the key components that make each vehicle tick so you can make a more informed decision when purchasing your next vehicle ideal for making an impression at client meetings and dropping the kids off at school.

Do you already have your mind set on the 2017 Audi Q7? Head over to our new vehicle inventory to find the Q7 you want to test drive today.

2017 Audi Q7 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Engine Specs and Performance

When searching for a new luxury SUV, it's important to get familiar with what each engine has to offer. From power to fuel economy, you'll find that the 2017 Audi Q7 gives drivers in the Hoffman Estates, IL area a little extra all around.

2017 Audi Q7Vehicle2017 BMW X5
3.0 L TFSI® Supercharged V6Engine3.0 L Twin-Turbo I6
333 HP @ 5500 RPMHorsepower300 HP @ 5800 RPM
325 lb.-ft. @ 2900 RPMTorque300 lb.-ft. @ 1300 RPM
19 MPG City / 25 MPG HWYFuel Economy18 MPG City / 24 MPG HWY

When equipped with the optional Towing Package, the 2017 Audi Q7 can tow a whopping 7,700 lbs., which is almost an entire ton more than the BMW X5 can offer.

The Audi Q7 also comes standard with the legendary race-tested and road-proven quattroTM all-wheel-drive system to ensure you'll get optimum performance no matter what condition you're driving in.

2017 Audi Q7 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Trim Levels

The 2017 Audi Q7 is available in three distinct trim levels that boast several key standard features throughout.

2017 Audi Q7 Premium 
  • Panoramic Sunroof with tilt, slide, and power sunshade
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera and front to back acoustic sensors
  • Heated front seats
  • Power adjustable, folding, and heated side mirrors

2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 
  • Power folding third-row seats
  • Multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with digital compass

2017 Audi Q7 Prestige 
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Rear side-window sunshades
  • Twelve-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • 19-Speaker BOSE® 3D Sound system with Advanced Sound Staging Technology

2017 Audi Q7 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Seating Capacity

When purchasing an SUV, customers at our Audi dealership in Hoffman Estates, IL are likely searching for the best way to make the most of their space. While the BMW X5 is only offered with two rows of seats, the 2017 Audi Q7 has three rows, offering comfortable space for up to seven. With optional four-zone climate control and standard leather seats, the 2017 Audi Q7 is sure to keep passengers in supreme comfort on any trip.

2017 Audi Q7 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Interior Features

Both the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 are fantastic places to spend time inside. Both offer leather seating and a multitude of luxury features, but the 2017 Audi Q7 has some extra standard features that luxury SUV buyers will appreciate.

  • The Q7 offers an 11-speaker sound system while the BMW X5 only has nine speakers
  • The 2017 Audi Q7 offers up to 32 GB of SD card memory for assorted media while the BMW X5 does not have this option
  • Both models offer multi-level heated front seats
  • Only the Audi Q7 offers transmission, audio and voice command controls on its leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Test Drive an Audi Q7 Today!

While the BMW X5 is a fierce competitor for the 2017 Q7, it is simply outclassed by the performance, features, and overall convenience the Audi has to offer. Starting at $55,800 MSRP, the 2017 Audi Q7 Premium Plus is only three hundred dollars more than the MSRP of the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive35i.

If you are ready to get behind the wheel of a new Audi Q7, schedule a test drive at Audi Hoffman Estates today. Our highly trained staff will help you throughout the car buying process to ensure the quality of your experience is only rivaled by the quality of your new Audi. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (888) 698-1441 or use our online email form to get in touch.