2018 Audi Q7 vs BMW X5

When you're cruising the streets of West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach, you need a ride that can take you around in style with cool features. If you also want the extra space to take your friends or some extra cargo around with you, then a crossover is definitely the way to go. Full size SUVs have a lot of extra space, but driving a crossover is much easier and arguably more thrilling.

 Finding the right crossover for your needs can be difficult, though, which is why we have put two of the best up against each other. The 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 BMW X5 both have a lot to offer, but only one can be right for you. Learn the differences between the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 BMW X5, and discover which crossover is best for you.

Audi vs BMW: Performance

While both crossovers have similar engines, the Q7 puts it to better use. Like all other Audi models, the Q7 features quattro technology that enables exceptional handling and directional stability, keeping you in control of your drive. As the X5's intelligent all-wheel drive system, xDrive attempts to mimic the capabilities of the quattro® but doesn't hold up. It also doesn't come with every model.

The 2018 Q7 additionally features Audi drive select. This system comes with up to seven pre-selected driver modes, such as Comfort, Offroad, Dynamic, Individual and more. You can customize your Q7's performance to better suite your specific driving style. The 2018 X5 has a similar feature, but the options are severely limited.

BMW vs Audi: Technology

These luxury crossovers excel in interior design when it comes to both comfort and space, so the only real difference is technology. We're dealing with the best here, so expect the tech to be state-of-the-art, as seen with the X5's iDrive 6.0 system. Its advanced voice recognition software allows for complete hands-free navigation.

While the BMW X5 outclasses most other crossovers on the market, the Audi Q7 can do a bit more. It features a virtual cockpit: a fully digital, 12.3-inch display panel for all your instrumentation. This is completely customizable  and can even integrate Google Earth™. As impressive as that is, it's not the best feature the Q7 can offer.

Audi MMI®

The 2018 Audi Q7 features the advanced Audi MMI® system, which provides you with complete control of virtually every facet of your vehicle. This serves as the central control point for everything; it's simple, intuitive and responsive. It features voice control like the X5's system, but the Audi MMI® contains so much more.

From the Audi MMI, you can navigate your infotainment system, plot routes on your navigation system, make calls, play music, and so much more. Arguably, the most innovative feature is its handwriting recognition technology. Simply move your finger across the touchpad as if you were writing your entry, and the system will recognize it and put it in for you. The X5 offers no similar feature.

Test Drive the 2018 Audi Q7

While the X5 has a lot to offer, the Q7 is the clear winner. The 2018 Audi Q7 stands apart as one of the greatest crossovers available. Check it out for yourself at Audi West Palm Beach.

We're proud to serve our local Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach drivers. Our friendly staff is happy to help you get to know the Q7, and they'll even let you play with all the Audi MMI® has to offer. Stop by or contact us online to schedule your test drive today!

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