2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 BMW X5 | NewCars.com

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2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 BMW X5 Review

New 2020 Audi Q8

2020 Audi
Q8

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New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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MSRP*
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$68,200
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$59,400 to $82,800
Invoice* $64,108 $55,740 to $77,505
MPG - City 17 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 21 22 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
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 Q8 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 Q8.

Convenience
The BMW X5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q8, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Q8 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. Both the Audi Q8 and the BMW X5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q8 is about the same width as the BMW X5. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q8 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X5.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has a larger turning radius than the BMW X5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Audi Q8, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the BMW X5. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q8 and the BMW X5.

Utility
The Audi Q8 has less seating than the BMW X5, making the BMW X5 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q8 has less cargo space than the BMW X5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X5.