BMW X5 vs Audi Q5 in Knoxville

How Does the BMW X5 Stand Up to the Competition?

The BMW X5 has become a popular choice for Knoxville drivers looking to buy a luxury SUV, and it's easy to see why. From the BMW X5's muscular performance to its refined style and convenient design, it checks the requirements for a premium performance SUV. While many drivers in the area will choose to explore the X5, it's far from the only luxury SUV choice available. Most all luxury manufacturers offer an option in the popular segment, giving drivers a wide selection to choose from. At Grayson BMW, we want to make that choice as simple as possible for our customers. Below you'll find a comparison of features and capabilities between the BMW X5 and one of its main competitors -- the Audi Q5. Read the differences and make the choice for yourself:

BMW X5

Audi Q5


Power: The edge goes to the BMW X5 when it comes to standard power. Its standard 3.0-liter V6 produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, outpacing the Audi Q5's standard 252 horsepower 2.0-liter unit.

Seating: If you're looking to haul the family, the BMW X5 is the way to go. Three rows of seating make room for up to seven passengers. By contrast, the Audi Q5 only has two rows of seating and space for five passengers.

Cargo: Loading cargo is easy with the BMW X5. Fold down the two rows of rear seats for up to 76.7 cubic feet of cargo space. That's considerably more room for gear, groceries, and more than the Q5's 60.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Efficiency: The BMW X5 has a major advantage over the Audi Q5 when it comes to efficiency: a hybrid powertrain. The advanced 40e powertrain pairs a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to the lithium-ion-powered eDrive electric motor. The electric motor adds both instant torque response and improved efficiency -- up to 56 mpg. The Q5 has no hybrid powertrain.

Infotainment: Both the BMW X5 and Audi Q5 have impressive infotainment systems for the driver and front passenger to use. But only the BMW X5 offers available infotainment screens for rear passengers.

Test Drive a BMW X5 in Knoxville

Now that you have read some of the reasons why the BMW X5 beats out the Audi Q5, visit our Knoxville dealership to get behind the wheel of this superior performance SUV. The team at Grayson BMW will gladly schedule a test drive or speak to you about finance options. Stop by today.