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2021 Audi e-tron vs. 2021 BMW X5 Review

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2021 Audi
e-tron

MSRP*: $65,900 to $69,100
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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $55,740 to $77,505
MPG - City 76 - 78 MPG 16 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 57.0 ft3 72.3 ft3
Engine 355-hp, (electric) Inline-6, V-8
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 355 hp 335 - 523 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs 7,200 lbs
Exterior Length 193.0 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 76.2 in 78.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.1 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.0 in
Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi e-tron than in the BMW X5. The BMW X5 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi e-tron.

Convenience
With the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi e-tron, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi e-tron is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi e-tron will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the BMW X5.

Dimensions
Since the Audi e-tron is much slimmer than the BMW X5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Audi e-tron takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X5.

Handling
The Audi e-tron has a smaller turning radius than the BMW X5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Audi e-tron for pulling heavy loads. The Audi e-tron has a little more horsepower than the BMW X5.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi e-tron transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X5.

Utility
The Audi e-tron has less seating than the BMW X5, making the BMW X5 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi e-tron has significantly less cargo capacity than the BMW X5.

Warranty
The Audi e-tron comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X5.