The BMW X5 has been around since the turn of the century, the Audi Q5 since close to a decade later. As the 2021 models roll out onto showroom floors, we want to introduce our Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, Florida, readers to the latest versions of these luxury SUVs.

Their remarkable performance and posh interiors lend them an air of grandeur on the streets. See how the two compare and then reach out to the team at Sandy Sansing BMW for more information!


2021 BMW X5 vs Audi Q5 Pensacola FL X5 vs Q5: Atmospheric Interior Features

What kind of environment awaits you in the 2021 X5 and the Q5? Quite simply, a luxurious one. These SUVs offer high-quality leathers, beautiful wood finishes—we love the Fineline Stripe Brown High Gloss Wood in the BMW X5!—and ergonomic center console controls.

The sheer sophistication of the available Glass Controls in the BMW has no comparison in the Audi. The handmade, diamond-cut glass pieces adorn the controls you touch most, from the transmission selector lever with illuminated “X” to the iDrive touchpad Controller.

Of course, the most atmospheric feature in the BMW is the available Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof. It accentuates the panoramic moonroof with an LED light show in six brilliant, selectable colors!


2021 BMW X5 vs Audi Q5 Pensacola FL A Performance That Moves You Forward

It’s time to make moves in your new SUV. The BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 know how to pack a punch and put some impressive powertrains at your command. Engage the throttle and you’ll experience:

  • 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque in the BMW X5 M50i
  • 0 to 60 MPH acceleration time of 4.1 seconds in the BMW X5 M50i
  • 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque in the Audi Q5
  • 0 to 60 MPH acceleration time of five seconds in the Audi Q5

The figures above are based on the most potent available engines for each model. For the X5 M50i, that engine is a muscular TwinPower Turbo V8, while the Q5 uses a lively twin-turbo V6.


2021 BMW X5 vs Audi Q5 Pensacola FL Which Is Bigger, BMW X5 or Audi Q5?

As a midsize SUV, the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle® is a larger vehicle than the Audi Q5, which ranks in the compact class. So, as you might expect, the X5 offers a bit more space for people and cargo.

Both models seat five passengers in their standard 2-row configuration. However, the BMW X5 has a 3-row version that can seat up to seven people. The Audi Q5 doesn’t offer the same level of versatility.

You can make more room for your life—and by extension, for your gear—in the Audi Q5. Fold down the rear seats to reveal up to 53.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The BMW X5 is even more generous with a total of 56.5 cubic feet available in the same configuration.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q5: Choose Your SUV

On the sunny streets of Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, FL, your luxury SUV should be able to turn heads and show off some sport sentiment. Can the 2021 BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 do exactly that?

Both are able performers with utility in their bones, but the X5 has the edge in our analysis. If you want your next new SUV to have more space, more power, and more atmosphere, your choice is clear. Set up a test drive today at Sandy Sansing BMW to see the X5 in action!

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