Comparison - Audi SQ7 TDI 2020 - vs - BMW X5 M50i 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
90,400
Updated: 
28 Aug 2019
$
82,150
Updated: 
19 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
21.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barrel Brown Metallic
#483A39
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Night Black
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Matadoe Red Metallic
#803A3D
Color: 
ARCTIC GREY METALLIC
#3F4249
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#E7E7E7
ALPINE WHITE
#F8F8EF
Ametrin Metallic
#FAFAFA
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
#18385A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Audi SQ7 is a seriously fast version of the seven-seat Q7 SUV but, while it has the pace to match some hot-hatches, it doesn’t feel all that dramatic to drive and it is very expensive.

Pros
Very practical interior
Decent standard kit
Faster than some sports cars

Cons
Diesel engine lacks drama
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q7 TDI makes more sense

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The SQ7 is a new addition to the Q7 lineup for 2020. It's been available in Europe for a few years, but only with a diesel engine, which we won't get in the U.S.The Audi Q7 will soon be available in high-performance form for the first time in the U.S. Called the SQ7, this variant of the mid-size luxury SUV comes with a significantly more powerful engine than the Q7 and also has a beefed-up suspension and slightly more aggressive looks. With 500 horsepower from its V-8 engine, it will compete with the BMW X5 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE-class.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The SQ7 is new for 2020.Kicks off the first SQ7 generation.

Pros
Twin-turbo 500-hp V8 moves the SQ7 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
48-volt hybrid system provides added acceleration from a standstill

Cons
Cramped third-row seats
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Less cargo space than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 BMW X5's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the BMW X5 has a score of 8.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Refined ride and handling
User-friendly infotainment system
Large cargo area

Cons
Optional third-row seats are cramped

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 BMW X5 comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.New turbo V8-powered M50i model joins the lineup.Keyless entry now standard on 40i base trim.Debut of plug-in hybrid xDrive45e expected in early or mid-2020.

Pros
Strong performance from both models
Luxurious, comfortable cabin lives up to its price tag
Spacious cabin and cargo area

Cons
Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
Limited interior storage
Wide doorsills inhibit entry and exit

By: 
edmunds.com

This year, the big change to the X5 lineup can be summed up in three words: even more performance. BMW has added a fourth member to the stable, the M50i, which pummels the asphalt with 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8—up 67 horsepower and 74 lb-ft from the xDrive50i's similar 4.4-liter V-8. The M50i package includes a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, an M Sport exhaust, bigger brakes, and sportier suspension tuning with adaptive dampers.

Pros
Inspiring engines,
top-notch build quality,
easy-to-use infotainment system.

Cons
Steering feel is in short supply,
third row is for small fry only,
no Android Auto capability.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 17
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
500hp
523hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.70Feet
41.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
All-wheel steering
Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)9
Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view9
Heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with S badging and shift paddles
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.60in
194.30in
Width: 
77.60in
78.90in
Height: 
68.50in
68.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
39.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
37.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5291.00lbs
5260.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power tailgate
Power soft-closing doors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leather
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split tumble-folding 35/30/35 second-row seatbacks with fore/aft position and seatback angle adjustments
Power 50/50 split-folding third row
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four-zone automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology preparation with streaming audio for compatible devices
SiriusXM® with 90-day All Access trial subscription7
3D Premium Surround Sound System
Audi music interface with front and rear USB ports for data/charging
Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple Carplay® and wired Google™ Android Auto™ for compatible devices6
Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Sport and S Performance)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
19 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
464 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Matrix-design LED headlights with high-beam assist
LED taillights with dynamic indicators
Auto-dimming, power-folding, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
Rear privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
20 X 9.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Audi active lane assist with Emergency assist9
Audi pre sense 360˚9
Audi adaptive cruise assist9 - with Traffic Jam assist9 - with Predictive Efficiency assist9
Traffic sign recognition9
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Pre-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Towing Package
Black Optic Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Privacy Trunk Cover
Laser Headlights Package
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
21" All-Season Tires
Icon Adaptive LED Headlights W/Laserlight
22" M Double-Spoke Black Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat Tires
21" M Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch
22" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat Tires
Extended Shadowline Trim
22" M V-Spoke CeriumGray Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat Tires
Acoustic Glass
Space-Saver Spare
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Night Vision Assistant
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Cargo Net
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Glass Controls
Luggage-Compartment Package
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Leather Dashboard
Heated Front Seats Armrests And Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Color: 
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#000000
Coffee Vernasca, leather, leather
#D9D3C7
Coffee Full Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Ivory White/Night Blue Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Coffee Extende Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Ivory White/Night Blue Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extende Merino, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White Vernasca, leather
#E4E1D9