2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q7 - Audi Ann Arbor

Without question, two of the most recognizable models in the luxury SUV segment are the Audi Q5 and Q7. Although it's true that they share many similarities, the Q5 and Q7 each offer their own individual strengths and personality. To help you determine which of these exceptional SUVs is the best fit for your lifestyle, Audi Ann Arbor has created this in-depth comparison guide. Below, you'll be able to compare the Q5 and Q7 side-by-side to help you decide which is right for you. Let's get started!

Q5 vs Q7 - Quick Comparison

Audi Q5 Exterior
Audi Q7 Exterior
2021 Audi Q5VS2021 Audi Q7
$43,300Starting MSRP$54,950
2.0L Turbo I-4Standard Engine2.0L Turbo I-4
7-speed automaticTransmission8-speed automatic
261 / 273 lb-ftHorsepower / Torque248 / 273 lb-ft
362 / 369 lb-ftOptional Horsepower / Torque335 / 369 lb-ft
4,400 lbsMax Towing Capacity7,700 lbs
5Seating Capacity7
53.1 cubic feetMax Cargo Volume69.6 cubic feet
41 / 37.8 inchesFront / Rear Legroom41.7 / 38.8 inches
41.7 / 39.3 inchesFront / Rear Headroom39.9 / 38.8 inches
18 gallonsFuel Tank Capacity23 gallons

Audi Q7 Performance


The first category where we'll compare the Audi Q5 and Q7 is performance. In base trims, both come equipped with identical 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Shoppers can also step up to a larger 55 TFSI® 3.0L turbocharged V6 in higher trims. In both cases, the Q5 has a slight edge in terms of horsepower. However, the Q7 benefits from a more advanced 8-speed automatic transmission and also boasts a significantly higher maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds (when properly equipped). A larger 23-gallon fuel tank found on the Q7 helps provide greater range as well. Although both are certainly capable performers, the Q7 is better suited for growing families or those needing maximum power. The Q5 is a great choice for drivers searching for efficiency, muscle, and a combination of both.

Audi Q5 Interior

Interior Space

As we turn our attention towards the interior space found inside both SUVs, you'll find several noticeable differences between the Audi Q5 and Q7. Perhaps the biggest difference is their seating capacities, with the Q5 seating 5 and the Q7 featuring three-row seating for 7. Similarly, the larger Q7 also has a sizable 16.5 additional cubic feet of cargo space. Whether you prefer to live large or you have a growing family, the Q7 offers more room to stretch out and carry your gear. That's not to ignore the Q5, which also offers more headroom across both the first and second rows of seating. You certainly can't go wrong with either of these premium SUVs. It simply comes down to your personal preferences and driving habits.

Audi Q7 Technology

Premium Features

Choosing an Audi SUV means you'll enjoy some of the most cutting-edge tech features and first-class comfort amenities in the industry. In terms of layout, the Q5 has a "floating" touchscreen display positioned in the center of the dash. Conversely, the Q7 is constructed with a unique dual-screen layout that elegantly joins the lower console with the flowing dashboard. Both models benefit from the innovative MMI infotainment software featuring lighting-fast response times and customizable menus. Examples of luxurious features available on both models are heated leather upholstery, power panoramic sunroofs, dynamic navigation, Audi pre-sense driver-assistive safety features, a hands-free power liftgate, heads-up display, and much more. Ready to experience the Q5 and Q7 for yourself? Come visit us at Audi Ann Arbor to discover all the tremendous features found on both SUVs.