2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Audi Q7 Comparison in Norwalk, CA

A new luxury SUV is a fantastic companion for family life in the Los Angeles area, and it's also a significant investment. That means you want to make sure you're getting the best value on the market. We're here to show you why the 2020 BMW X5 is the best midsize luxury SUV around, and we'll prove it by comparing it side-by-side against one of its most popular competitors: the 2020 Audi Q7. Read on to discover why the 2020 BMW X5 is a better buy! It's got superior standard features, more utility and better performance. All this makes it a more enjoyable drive. After all, it may be a big family car with room for more cargo and car seats, but it's still a BMW, and that means it's still the Ultimate Driving Machine.

BMW X5 Liftgate

2020 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Audi Q7: Size & Utility

Both the 2020 BMW X5 and 2020 Audi Q7 are available in two- or three-row configurations to seat five or seven passengers. However, you'll get more flexibility and cargo capacity in the 2020 BMW X5! Instead of an ordinary one-way liftgate, the 2020 BMW X5 features a power split liftgate that extends the load floor for easy cargo loading. The 2020 Audi Q7 only provides up to 69.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo space with all the seats folded, whereas the 2020 BMW X5 has 72.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.

Looking to do some towing with your next SUV? Entry-level 2020 BMW X5 trim levels can tow up to 7,200 pounds when equipped with a factory tow hitch. The base 2020 Audi Q7 configuration can only tow up to 4,400 pounds. To tow as much as the BMW SUV, you'll have to spend a whole lot more for a costly powertrain upgrade.

BMW X5 Live Cockpit

2020 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Audi Q7: Features & Technology

When it comes to multimedia, these vehicles are very similar. Both come standard with features like a touchscreen multimedia system, an all-video dashboard, Apple CarPlay™ and built-in navigation. Audio also comes through courtesy of a 10-speaker audio system in both vehicles. But, in the 2020 BMW X5, you'll have both a touchscreen and an iDrive touch controller in the center console, with an intuitive design that makes it easier to control infotainment functions without taking your eyes off the road. In the 2020 Audi Q7, you get only touchscreens, which are harder to use without looking at them. And with available Gesture Control technology in the 2020 BMW X5, you don't even have to touch the screen at all to get it to respond. That's a feature you won't find in the 2020 Audi Q7.

Furthermore, if you want the most luxurious and feature-packed interior, choose the 2020 BMW X5. It offers features you can't get on the 2020 Audi Q7 like USB Type-C charging ports, available heated & cooled cupholders, available drive recorder and the unique BMW Panorama Sky Lounge LED Roof.

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BMW X5 Kidney Grille

2020 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Audi Q7: Performance

Just like the more driver-centric sports cars in the BMW lineup, the 2020 BMW X5 is motivated by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. It develops a whole lot more power than the entry-level 2020 Audi Q7 with its four-cylinder engine -- a difference of 87 horsepower! And even if you upgrade the Audi to its available V6 engine, which makes the same horsepower as the standard BMW X5 configuration, that engine design isn't as smooth or refined. V-shaped engines transmit more vibrations and harshness to the cabin, leading to a less premium ride. The 2020 BMW X5 puts sports car technology in your luxury family car. That's why it's worthy of the title Ultimate Driving Machine.

BMW X5 LED Light Carpet

2020 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Audi Q7: Safety

Both of these vehicles come standard with similar technology to help prevent an accident before it happens. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning come standard on both models. You can also upgrade to get desirable options like semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control, self-parking mode and a whole lot more.

But, in the event of a collision that can't be prevented by these driver assists, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the 2020 BMW X5 is even tougher than its Audi rival. It earned the best possible crash test results across the board in IIHS testing, earning the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award -- their most exclusive safety award of that year. The 2020 Audi Q7 achieved similar crash test results, but didn't impress the IIHS experts enough to take home a Top Safety Pick accolade.

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Find Your Ultimate Driving Machine At McKenna Norwalk BMW

Starting at an MSRP of $58,900, the 2020 BMW X5 costs about $4,000 more than the 2020 Audi Q7 at the entry level -- and that's because the BMW X5 provides more standard power, utility, luxury and exclusivity. From superior standard features to more premium options and extras, the value you get from the BMW X5 is second to none. It's the ultimate family vehicle for life in Southern California. Discover more during your test drive at McKenna BMW!

2020 BMW X52020 Audi Q7
$58,900Starting MSRP*$54,800
335Standard Horsepower248
330Standard Torque (lb-ft)273
72.3 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume69.6 Cubic Feet
2019 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety AwardNone
StandardDynamic Suspension DampingAvailable Upgrade
StandardUSB Type-C PortsAvailable Upgrade
StandardAuto-Dimming Driver's Side Exterior MirrorAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeHeated/Cooled CupholdersNot Available
5 Or 7 PassengersSeating Configurations5 Or 7 Passengers

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.