A BMW X5 vs. Audi Q5 comparison for 2020 was something that we’ve had in mind for a while at Galleria BMW. These models are regularly pitted against each other as each offers sublime styling and luxury for those near D’lberville, Biloxi, and Gulfport. The reason we thought a comparison was needed was because folks in the local area have often asked for our thoughts on this pair of SUVs.

While we’re always happy to answer your questions, we figured a direct comparison of the BMW X5 and Audi Q5 would go a long way toward introducing you to each model!

2020 BMW X5

Who Has More Performance?

Both BMW and Audi have a knack for crafting models with high levels of on-road ability. While the Audi Q5 does a good job of getting up to speed when needed, it can’t compete with the visceral thrill of captaining the BMW X5.

The reason the BMW X5 transcends ordinary SUV status and reaches true performance-car heights is because it can be had in the X5 M50i trim. When selecting this trim, your model will receive power from a 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 engine that generates a whopping 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

The 0-60 MPH sprint for the BMW comes in at just 4.1 seconds—an astounding figure. The Audi Q5 can’t compete with this type of performance. The 2.0L 4-cylinder under its hood measures 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque at its best, resulting in a 0-60 MPH time of 5.0 seconds.

Cargo Capacity for Your Travels

Bringing along luggage on a lengthy road trip or stacking sets of golf clubs into the trunk for a weekend outing are easier when you have the BMW X5 at your disposal. The Audi Q5 just can’t match its overall spaciousness.

For BMW, you can expect a generous 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. If you’re looking for even more room, fold the second-row seats flat and the number balloons to a total cargo volume of 72.3 cubic feet.

Those same figures for the Audi Q5 measure 25.1 cubic feet behind the second row and 53.1 cubic feet of total cargo volume.

Standard Safety Equipment

If you want a full suite of safety and driver-assistance technology without having to climb trim levels, the BMW X5 has a clear advantage over the Audi Q5.

While the Audi does offer some of the following features as part of its Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city packages, like forward collision warning, the BMW X5 has a more robust safety suite. Here’s what you get with the standard BMW SUV:

  • Daytime Pedestrian Protection
  • Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

BMW X5 Pulls Away from Audi Q5

It’s the combination of athleticism, space, and safety that allows the 2020 BMW X5 to pull away from the Audi Q5. For a test run around D’lberville, Gulfport, or Biloxi, get in touch with our accommodating team at Galleria BMW!

Galleria BMW 30.4435, -88.90102.