2019 Audi Q5High-class adventure awaits in your next new luxury SUV. The 2019 Audi Q5 and BMW X5 are two vehicles that seamlessly blend chic style and robust performance. In this car comparison, we want to help South Burlington, Essex Junction, and Burlington drivers learn more about them.

Before you snag your next new SUV, decide which one suits your lifestyle better. Study up on the features and specs below

Q5 vs X5: All-Star Performances

2019As luxury vehicles, the 2019 Q5 and X5 serve up exciting and responsive drives. Finely tuned suspensions smooth out road imperfections nicely. You'll find all-wheel drive (AWD) systems standard on both as well, helping you stay planted on slippery roads. The Q5 and X5 are athletic and quite simply a joy to drive.

Want a more customized drive? Both vehicles offer four drive modes to choose from, including options for sport- and comfort-tuned driving. Tailor your drive to match your mood at any given moment.

When it comes to fuel economy, the Audi SUV has a slight edge. It achieves an EPA-estimated rating of up to 22 city/27 highway MPG.1 The BMW isn't far behind, but it falls short with just 20 city/26 highway MPG. You'll enjoy more efficient drives in the Q5.

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Audi Technology vs. Volvo Technology

Techies will like what they find in the Audi Q5 and BMW X5. These luxury SUVs offer intuitive connectivity via the MMI® (Audi) and iDrive (BMW) infotainment systems. In the BMW, you'll use a touchscreen display interface, while the Audi relies on easy-to-use knobs.

Smartphone integration comes standard on both vehicles. The Audi Q5 interior offers both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for the job. You can pair your phone to the infotainment system and use all your favorite apps. Unfortunately, the BMW X5 only has Apple CarPlay™, so Android users will be out of luck.

You can add an available Wi-Fi® hotspot to either SUV. Let your passengers work online, check email, and browse social media all without eating into their data plans!

SUV Safety Features & Ratings

Audi Q5Safety behind the wheel is paramount. The 2019 Q5 and X5 recognize this by offering driver-assist features for a more secure drive. You can navigate the roads more safely with technologies like:

  • Audi adaptive cruise control
  • Active lane assist
  • Forward collision warning

However, the Audi Q5 scored a bit better in crash testing by the NHTSA. It earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating this year-the highest designation possible. It aced the frontal and side crash tests, earning perfect scores in each category. The BMW X5, meanwhile, earned just four stars overall.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X5: Make Your Choice

Now that you've read about the 2019 Audi Q5 and BMW X5, which feels like a better fit for you? It's easy to imagine taking on the roads of Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington in either vehicle.

However, if you prize safety, connectivity, and fuel economy, the Q5 has some key advantages. See if this luxury SUV is a strong fit for you-schedule a test drive at Audi South Burlington today!

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1 EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.   

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