Comparison - BMW X5 xDrive50i 2019 - vs - Audi SQ8 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
75,750
Updated: 
19 Mar 2019
$
89,000
Updated: 
26 Jul 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
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: 
21.90gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
JET BLACK
#141414
ARCTIC GREY METALLIC
#3F4249
SUNSTONE METALLIC
#8D887B
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#E7E7E7
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#252627
ALPINE WHITE
#F8F8EF
Ametrin Metallic
#FAFAFA
Ruby Black Metallic
#352A30
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Pyrite Brown Metallic
#FAFAFA
Terra Brown Metallic
#4B3830
Color: 
Vicuna Beige Metallic
#F5EEE8
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78
Carrara White
#FFFFFF
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#2E5363
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Night Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Matador Red Metallic
#803A3D
Dragon Orange Metallic
#F2A319

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 BMW X5 ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the BMW X5 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful available V8 engine
Nimble handling
Seats provide all-day support
Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Some rival cabins are more attractive
Optional third-row seats are confining

By: 
usnews.com

All-new model for 2019.Larger body with more interior room and comfort.Broader capability with advanced suspension and interior technology.Part of the first X5 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Strong performance from both models
Luxurious and comfortable cabin that lives up to its price tag

Cons
Options can get pricey
Cluttered instrument panel can be distracting

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family.

Pros
Fluid, fervent powertrains
Posh and plush interior
All-terrain talent, but especially on pavement
Excellent seating and space
X5 M isn’t far behind

Cons
Does little to advance SUV styling
Steering’s minor foibles
High-efficiency models are TBD
Third-row seat’s better reserved for the bigger X7 to come
Gird yourself for the bill

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Audi SQ8 adds a heady dose of diesel performance to the regular Q8's style-led form, creating a compelling new variant in the Audi Sport range.

Pros
Enticing low rpm performance
Impressive dynamics for the size
Comfortable and quiet as a family SUV...
But able to transform itself when asked to angry-up

Cons
Not different enough from a cheaper Q8 inside
Minor wind noise interruption at highway speeds
Hides its size well on the open road, but not on city streets

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The SQ8 is new for 2020.Kicks off the first SQ8 generation.

Pros
Twin-turbo 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
48-volt hybrid system provides added acceleration from a standstill

Cons
Less practical than the related Q7
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Put simply, the Audi SQ8 is one of the fastest diesel-powered SUV in the world and can be had with loads of high-tech kit. Sadly, lots of these features are reserved for top-spec Vorsprung cars.

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
4.00L
Torque: 
479ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
568ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
456hp
at 6 000rpm
500hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet
43.60Feet

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: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.30in
196.60in
Width: 
78.90in
78.50in
Height: 
69.00in
67.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
64.70in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
39.80in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.30cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.90cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5170.00lbs
5324.00lbs

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: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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)
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
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: 
19 x 9.0 In.
21 In.
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

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 brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
yes
no
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: 
Running Boards Deletion
Parking Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Night Vision w/Pedestrian Detection
Pre-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Comfort Handling Package
Executive Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Off-Road Package
Premium Package 2
Driver Assistance Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
Icon Adaptive LED Headlights W/Laserlight
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
22" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Tires Non Run-Flat
Trailer Hitch
21" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21" M Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
Acoustic Glass
21" Y-Spoke Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
DELETE Front License Plate Holder
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
22" Summer Tires
Interior Options: 
Gesture Control
Glass Controls
Luggage-Compartment Package
Leather Dashboard
Heated Front Seats Armrests And Steering Wheel
Head-Up Display
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Active Cruise Control
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Amarone/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#FFFFFF
Canberra Beige Vernasca, leather
#D9D3C7
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Coffee Extende Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Tartufo Extende Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Black Extende Merino, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White Vernasca, leather
#E4E1D9
Color: 
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
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