Luxury SUV shoppers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving need a vehicle that combines high-powered performance, a luxuriously comfortable interior, and top-of-the-line technology. As luck would have it, there are two vehicles that offer this and much more.

How will drivers be able to choose between the 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2021 BMW X5? That's what we at Audi Grapevine are aiming to help you do with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Q7 vs X5: Performance Specs

As capable luxury SUVs, the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5 share several powertrain features. Both offer several engine options, including a high-powered 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine, as well as a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.

However, you'll see these two models start to differ when it comes to the drivetrain. The Q7 is standardly equipped with a quattro® all-wheel drive system that smartly distributes active torque to all four wheels. This gives you high-precision handling and enhanced confidence in all driving conditions. To access this kind of control, you'll have to upgrade from the base trim in the X5.

One last perk of the Q7's powertrain is its maximum towing capacity. When properly equipped, you'll be able to move up to 7,700 pounds. Unfortunately, you won't be able to move this much with the BMW X5. 

Q7 vs X5: Interior Comfort

Inside the Audi Q7, you'll have plenty of room for seven passengers, no matter which trim level you choose. The BMW X5, on the other hand, only offers five seats on the base trim level.

Even with seven seats as compared to five, the Q7 still offers more wiggle room with 41.7 inches of front legroom. Compare this to the X5's cramped 39.8 inches of front legroom.

As for cargo, both models offer around 70 cubic feet of total cargo space when you take advantage of the folding capabilities of the rear seats.

Q7 vs X5: Advanced Technology

It's no secret that luxury vehicles sport some of the most advanced technology features. The Audi Q7 and the BMW X5 come through with top-notch infotainment systems that provide Bluetooth® connectivityturn-by-turn navigation, and satellite radio.

The Q7 takes handiness and connectivity to the next level with Audi connect®, which offers an in-vehicle Wi-Fi® hotspot. Additionally, you'll be able to enjoy convenient smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The X5 also offers an available Wi-Fi hotspot, but you'll miss out on several other handy tech features, such as the Audi virtual cockpit. This 12.3-inch system lives behind the steering wheel and offers turn-by-turn directions directly to your line of sight.

Audi Q7 vs BMW X5: Which One?

As you can see, the 2021 Audi Q7 is the clear winner. This isn't all this luxury SUV has to offer. Get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself at Audi Grapevine. Shoppers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving can schedule their test drive by giving us a call today!

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