Audi Q5 vs Q7

2018 Audi Q5Two luxury SUVs with many similarities but some key differences: that's the situation with the 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Audi Q7, which have caught the interest of drivers across Grapevine, Dallas, Irving, and Fort Worth. Still, how will local shoppers choose the one that's right for them? 

In our 2018 Audi Q5 vs Q7 comparison, we at Audi Grapevine will give you a closer look at these luxury vehicles. Our comparison will show you how these two models compare and contrast in a number of ways, including performance, interior dimensions, comfort features and materials, technology, and advanced safety.

With all of this information, you'll be able to decide which model is the perfect one for you and your needs. Enjoy reading about the Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 in this Audi Q series comparison and give us a call if you have any questions!

Performance Specifications

2018 Audi Q7

The 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 Audi Q7 have a lot in common under the front hood when it comes to their standard equipment. They share the same base engine: a 2.0L TFSI® I-4 engine producing 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque to deliver plenty of power when you need it most. However, the compact Q5 accelerates a bit faster than the midsize Q7 with that engine due to its smaller size.

The Q5 and the Q7 also share a standard all-wheel drivetrain. Audi's staple quattro® all-wheel drive system, though, isn't just any all-wheel drivetrain-the quattro® system constantly monitors the road beneath you and automatically adjusts itself to keep you cool, calm, and collected in any kind of driving conditions. 

One additional feature that the Audi Q5 and the Q7 have in common is Audi drive select. This feature allows you to customize your drive by selecting a specific drive mode that caters to the needs of your current driving conditions. Modify your performance and maximize your abilities with Auto Mode, Comfort Mode, Dynamic Mode, Individual Mode, Allroad Mode, and Lift/Offroad Mode.

However, only the Q7 has a second available engine. Its optional 3.0L TFSI® produces 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque for a 0 - 60 MPH acceleration time of 5.7 seconds. This time edges just slightly ahead of the Q5's acceleration time of 5.9 seconds. 

2018 Audi Q5 vs Q7 Dimensions

One of the key differences between the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 Audi Q7 involves the size of their cabins. The Q5 is a compact SUV and has space for five people across two rows of seats, whereas the Q7 is a midsize SUV with space for seven passengers across three rows. 

Depending on your family's size and the number of people you plan on bringing along for the ride, one of these SUVs may fit your needs a bit better than the other. However, both models offer spacious seating and plenty of cargo space with the following dimensions:


Audi Q5

Audi Q7

Total Passenger Space

5 seats

7 seats

Front/Second-Row Headroom

41.7/39.3 inches

38.4/38.8 inches

Front/Second-Row Legroom

41/37.8 inches

41.7/38.8 inches

Front/Second-Row Shoulder Room

57.7/56.5 inches

59.5/58.5 inches

Standard Cargo Space

26.8 cubic feet

14.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

60.4 cubic feet

71.6 cubic feet

The extra third row of seats in the Q7 gives a bit more wiggle room in terms of how many seating and cargo arrangements you have. If you still need to pack in five passengers, you can opt for just the third row of seats down, making room for 37.5 cubic feet's worth of cargo.

Audi Advanced Safety Systems

2018 Audi Q5

SUVs are often used as family vehicles, and as such, safety is a very important part of which car you choose to buy or lease. Luckily, both the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 Audi Q7 go above and beyond in terms of safety. So much so, in fact, that both have earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.1

Both models are standardly equipped with driver adaptive and front passenger dual-stage airbags, the Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution and brake assist, and Electronic Stability Control with secondary collision brake assist and traction control.

The Q5 and the Q7 also have quite a few active driver assistance safety features in common.2These advanced active safety features act like a second set of eyes on the road to reduce your likeliness of being involved in an accident. Some of the features you'll find in both models include the following:

  • Rearview Camera: When you need to back up, the extra eyes of a rearview camera can be very helpful. It confirms what you're seeing with your own eyes to help avoid an accident.
  • Head-up Display: This display lives on the dashboard right in front of the steering wheel and delivers important information directly to your line of sight, so you don't have to look too far away from the road.
  • Audi pre-sense® city: This system smartly monitors your city surroundings and can reduce the risk of collision by activating the automatic emergency braking feature at speeds of up to 52 MPH.
  • Audi pre-sense® basic: This system can prepare for a crash by charging the brakes, tightening the seatbelts, and closing the windows and sunroof. These precautions help reduce injury to passengers and damage to the vehicle.

With features like these, you can stay confident on the road and keep all your passengers safe, no matter where you're driving.

2018 Audi Q5 vs Q7: Which Will You Choose?

As you can see from our 2018 Audi Q5 vs. Q7 comparison, these two luxury SUVs are well-matched in terms of safety. If it's more space than you're looking for, the Q7 has its advantages. However, if you want a faster moving and more athletic base trim, then the Q5 performs well.

However, the only way to know for sure which model is the one for you is to take a test drive. Shoppers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving can schedule their test drive today by giving us a call at Audi Grapevine!



1Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program ( Vehicles equipped with optional rear side airbags are not rated.

2Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. Please see our Owner's Manual for further details and important limitations. 

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