2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q7 Comparison in Columbus, OH

With their upscale accommodations, versatile utility, dynamic performance, and wealth of amenities, Audi Q-Series models represent some of the most compelling luxury SUV options in their respective classes. The Q5 and Q7, in particular, are among the most popular nameplates in Audi's SUV lineup thanks to their roomy and refined cabins, abundant tech, and executive style. But while these two models share many similarities, each provides a unique experience that suits different needs and preferences. Here, we'll provide a quick overview of their differentiating attributes.

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q7 Exterior

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Size Difference

The most notable difference between these two premium SUVs is their size. The Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover measuring (in inches) 184.3L x 74.5W x 65.5H. It offers seating for five and 25.8 cubic feet for your luggage or groceries behind the second row. And with the rear seats folded, available cargo capacity expands to 54.1 cubic feet. The Q5's passenger measurements are:

  • Q5 Front/Rear Headroom (in.): 39.6 / 39.3
  • Q5 Front/Rear Legroom (in.): 40.9 / 38.0
  • Q5 Front/Rear Shoulder Room (in.): 57.7 / 56.5

The Audi Q7 is a three-row midsize crossover (199.3L x 77.6W x 68.5H) with accommodations for seven and 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in use. When your errands require additional storage, the third row folds to reveal 35.7 cubic feet. And with the second row folded as well, available cargo capacity reaches 69.6 cubic feet. Q7 passenger measurements are:

  • Q7 1st/2nd/3rd-row Headroom (in.): 39.9 / 38.8 / 35.9
  • Q7 1st/2nd/3rd-row (in.): 41.7 / 38.8 / 29.2
  • Q7 1st/2nd/3rd-row (in.): 59.5 / 58.5 / 49.4
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2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q7 Interior

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Performance

The Audi Q5 saw a substantial midcycle refresh for 2021, which included upgrades to each of its powertrains. The standard 45 TFSI® is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder producing 261 horsepower and 273. Power runs to the standard quattro® AWD system via a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. The available 55 TFSI® e Plug-in hybrid augments the base turbo-four with an electric motor and battery pack for a total output of 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft and an estimated 19 miles of all-electric range.

The Audi Q7 retains its original 45 TFSI® quattro® turbo-four (248 hp, 273 lb-ft) with an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission. The 55 TFSI® variant features a 3.0L turbocharged V6 (335 hp, 369 lb-ft) with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system (MHEV). Despite its larger dimension, the Q7 55 TFSI® can reach 60 mph from a standstill in under 5.7 seconds.

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi Q7 Features

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Safety

The Audi Q5 and Q7 are safety standouts, with each earning a 5-Star safety rating from the NHTSA, as well as the highest possible score in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. Both SUVs also offer an array of advanced safety technologies to enhance driver awareness and help better detect and avoid road hazards. Each comes standard with pre sense® collision mitigation, side assist blind-spot monitoring, active lane assistance, and acoustic parking sensors. The Q7's base trim additionally adds rear cross-traffic alert and vehicle exit warning. Petoskey can equip more driver-assistance technologies by moving up the lineup or adding an available package. Examples include a head-up display, a top-view camera system with Virtual 360 view, and Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist.

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7: Trim Levels and Feature Highlights

The Audi Q5 and Q7 both come generously equipped across their respective lineups, with features organized among three primary trim levels and a few options packages. We've provided a quick look at some of their notable highlights below.

Premium trim

Audi Q5

  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery with heated front seats
  • 10.1" MMI® touch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Audi pre sense® basic, rear, and city (collision mitigation)
  • Audi side assist (blind-spot monitor) and active lane assist

Audi Q7

  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • Audi MMI® Navigation plus with dual-touchscreens
  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • Audi pre sense® basic, front, and rear
  • Audi side assist with Rear cross traffic assist and Vehicle exit warning

Premium Plus trim

Audi Q5

  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • Wireless charger with signal booster
  • 360-degree camera
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist

Audi Q7

  • Ambient LED interior lighting package
  • Illuminated stainless steel door sill inlays
  • Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System
  • Wireless charger with signal booster
  • 360-degree camera

Prestige trim

Audi Q5

  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Park assist
  • Head-up display
  • Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System

Audi Q7

  • Standard turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Head-up display and Traffic sign recognition
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist
  • Audi adaptive air suspension, comfort
  • Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats
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Get in touch with Audi Petoskey for more information about the latest Audi SUVs and their available configurations a financing opportunities. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel and explore the accommodations and performance for yourself, we welcome you to visit us for a test drive. It will be our pleasure to show you around.

2021 Audi Q52021 Audi Q7
$43,300Starting MSRP*$54,950
261Standard Horsepower248
273Standard Torque (lb-ft)273
5Passenger Capacity7
51.9 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume69.6 Cubic Feet
10.1" TouchscreenStandard Multimedia System10.1" + 8.6" Dual Touchscreens
StandardApple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™Standard
StandardFront & Rear Parking SensorsStandard
Available UpgradeAudi Virtual CockpitStandard
5.7 Seconds0-60 MPH Time6.9 Seconds

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.