2017 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 BMW X1

One look at the 2017 Audi Q5, and you know for sure you have something special before you. It is a brilliant option for SUV seekers and one of the best premium SUVs in showrooms today. It's comfortable, spacious and has an impressive interior. The same cannot be said of 2017 BMW X1. It is good, but of course not as good as the 2017 Audi Q5. Find out why now!

Design & Style

There is something about Audi models and their designs; they take even minor details into account. 2017 Audi Q5 is not an exception. It is in fact, impossible to pick fault with Audi Q5 as far as design and style issues are concerned. Its salient design features like a sliding center armrest and a fixed armrest on the driver's door will take your idea of comfort while driving to another level. S Line trims with bigger line bolsters complete with 4 way electric lumbar adjustments will leave you baffled.

2017 BMW X1's predecessor may have been a letdown. Not anymore. This one is an unmistakable member of the famous X Battalion. Its strikingly athletic features and confident stance impresses with ease. LED daytime running lights and 18-inch alloy rims are some of 2017 BMW X1's highlights. Fortunately, these features are also in 2017 Audi Q5. That explains why Audi Q5 is still the superior option.

Technology & Safety

Expect a touchpad integrated into an impressive rotary dial for easy menu navigation. That means you can make quick commands as you take advantage of the car's ability to recognize handwritten entries. In other words, you can make entries like postcodes into the sat nav. You can also alter zoom on maps. It's all about easy navigation. The car's adaptive cruise control feature guarantees safety and makes it easy for you to steer, accelerate, or brake in traffic. Park assist and traffic sign recognition are also notable features of the 2017 Audi Q5.

The 2017 BMW X1 guarantees stability. It boasts of stiff suspension which ensures there's little body roll even when you're taking a corner. The car also comes with optional adaptive dampers which are optional. They can allow you to stiffen the suspension anytime by the press of a button.


Think of a V6 diesel engine with a 282 bhp. That is exactly what 2017 Audi Q5 has to offer. It is a strong 3.0 TDI 286 so it romps off and roars to life the moment you put your foot on the gas pedal. For 2017 BMW X1, expect a simple single turbocharged 2.0 liter engine. Its 228 horsepower is not as strong as Q5, which is a little bit discouraging for the BMW.

The Bottom Line

You can never go wrong with 2017 Audi Q5. It can match up any of its siblings in the Q range. It leaves no room for doubts. Its rival, the 2017 BMW X1 is a good option but like already hinted, Audi Q5 will steal your heart.

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