Comparison - BMW X5 xDrive50i 2019 - vs - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
75,750
Updated: 
19 Mar 2019
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
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: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2

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

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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
Petrol/Gas

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
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
456hp
at 6 000rpm
500hp
at 5 500rpm
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
yes
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, Cruise 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
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

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
66.10in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
66.60in
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
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

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
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
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
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

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
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0 In.
21 in
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
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 disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated disc
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
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp

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
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport 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
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
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
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
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: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554