Luxury SUVs, such as the Audi Q5 and Q7, offer a striking blend of luxury, convenient cargo room, and dependability. So, which one of these great-looking SUVs is right for you? To help drivers and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton, NY, decide, Audi Ithaca looks at what each one has to offer in this Audi Q5 vs. Q7 comparison.


Audi Q5

Audi Q7

Seating Capacity



Cargo Room

54.0 cubic feet

69.6 cubic feet

Max Towing Capacity (when properly equipped)

4,400 pounds

7,700 pounds

Max Horsepower

362 horsepower

335 horsepower

Audi SUV Specs

Both the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 offer lots of power and capability. Each SUV features a turbocharged engine and standard quattro® all-wheel drive. Under the hood of the Q5, you'll find a 2.0L 45 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine. It delivers a fun drive and can tow up to 4,400 pounds when properly equipped using the following specs:

  • 261 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 0 to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds
  • EPA-estimated 23 city/28 highway MPG1

For an even more efficient and more athletic drive, the Q5 is also available with a plug-in electric hybrid powertrain. This 55 TFSI® e Plug-in hybrid option includes the base engine, an electric motor, and a 14-kilowatt battery. They combine for 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This allows your hybrid SUV to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just five seconds.

The Audi Q7 comes standard the 2.0L 45 TFSI® engine, however, since it's a larger SUV, it takes 6.9 seconds to go from 0 to 60 MPH. It also offers a mild hybrid powertrain that includes a 3.0L 55 TFSI® 6-cylinder engine. In addition to being able to tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped, this powertrain offers:

  • 335 horsepower
  • 369 lb-ft of torque
  • 0 to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds
  • EPA-estimated 18 city/23 highway MPG1

No matter which SUV or engine you're interested in, you'll have standard quattro® all-wheel drive to provide you with traction and stability. To manage your drive, the Q5 features a 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the Q7 has an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission.

Interior Dimensions

Premium luxury and lots of comfortable amenities await you inside each SUV. The Audi Q5 and the Q7 both come with leather seats and classic wood inlays. To enhance your drive, you can add ambient LED interior lighting packages, heated rear seats, and Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound Systems.

The Audi Q5 has seating for up to five people. It also offers convenient trunk space and comes with sliding, split folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks that can help you load more. Some of its interior measurements are:

  • 40.9 inches of front legroom
  • 38 inches of rear legroom
  • 25.8 cubic feet of trunk space
  • Up to 54 cubic feet of cargo room

The Audi Q7 comes with additional seating. Its standard third row gives it space for up to seven people. Folding seats also come standard, so you can load a few more things or pack big boxes and furniture. Plus, everyone will have space to stretch out thanks to its open design:

  • 41.7 inches of front legroom
  • 38.8 inches of second-row legroom
  • 29.2 inches of rear legroom
  • 14.2 cubic feet of trunk space
  • Up to 69.6 cubic feet of cargo room

Infotainment Systems

A sleek, user-friendly infotainment system comes standard in both the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7. The MMI® touch display measures 10.1 inches across, so you can clearly see your maps and media. The Q5's system sits on top of the dashboard, while the Q7 integrates the screen into the dashboard and features a second screen for the climate control system.

Both infotainment systems can help you stay connected, stream music and podcasts, and find the fastest route. Some of the features they offer include:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM®
  • Voice control
  • Navigation

You'll also be able to get turn-by-turn directions with MMI® Navigation and view a map of your route in real-time.

The available Audi virtual cockpit plus in the Q5 upgrades the instrument display to a fully digital 12.3-inch LCD screen. It's fully customizable and allows you to access Google Earth™ to get a better look at where you're headed.

Audi Safety Features

On top of looking great and offering a comfortable and capable drive, both the Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 are built to keep you safe. They each include quattro® all-wheel drive, an advanced airbag system, and smart safety features, such as:

  • Rear view camera
  • High-beam assist

Test Drive an Audi SUV

Visit Audi Ithaca to learn more about this Audi Q5 vs. Q7 comparison and take a test drive. With their roomy interiors, user-friendly infotainment systems, and reliable powertrains, both of these luxury SUVs are a great fit for drivers and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton, New York.


1 EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.

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