Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7 at Audi Cincinnati East

Unquestionably, two of the most popular choices among luxury SUVs are the Audi Q5 and Q7. While it's certainly true that both models share plenty of similarities, the Q5 and Q7 each have advantages and benefits of their own. In an effort to help you decide exactly which of these outstanding SUVs is the right choice for your lifestyle, Audi Cincinnati East is here to help! We've assembled this side-by-side comparison that gives you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Let's begin!

Q5 vs Q7 - Quick Comparison

Audi Q5Audi Q7
2022 Audi Q5VS2022 Audi Q7
$43,300Starting MSRP$57,500
2.0L Turbocharged 4-CylinderStandard Engine2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
201 / 236 lb-ftHorsepower / Torque248 / 273 lb-ft
7-Speed AutomaticTransmission8-Speed Automatic
261 / 273 lb-ft or 362 / 369 lb-ftOptional Horsepower / Torque335 / 369 lb-ft
4,400 lbsMax Towing Capacity7,700 lbs
5Seating Capacity7
54 cubic feetMax Cargo Volume69.6 cubic feet
40.9 / 38.0 inchesFront / Rear Legroom41.7 / 38.8 inches
39.6 / 39.3 inchesFront / Rear Headroom39.9 / 38.8 inches
18 gallonsFuel Tank Capacity23 gallons
Audi Q7 Performance


The first area that we'll compare the Audi Q5 against the Q7 is performance. In base configurations, both models are powered by identically sized 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The Q5 is also available with a more powerful variant of this same powertrain as well. Finally, Q5 shoppers can upgrade to a sophisticated PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric) powertrain while Q7 shoppers have the option of a larger 55 TFSI® 3.0L turbocharged V6 in higher trims. Other differences are evident when comparing transmissions, with the Q7 receiving a more advanced 8-speed automatic transmission. You'll also receive a larger fuel tank and a significantly higher maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped) by choosing the Q7 as well. Whether you're craving efficiency or muscle, both the Q5 and Q7 have plenty of options to suit your preferences.

Audi Q5 Interior

Interior Dimensions

Shifting focus toward the interior space of both the Q5 and Q7, you'll find a variety of key differences between these two Audi SUVs. Most notably are the seating capacities for each, with the Q5 seating 5 and the three-row Q7 offering room for up to 7. In addition, the larger Q7 has a 15.6-cubic feet advantage over the smaller Q5 when it comes to cargo capacity. No matter if you have a growing family or a growing circle of friends, the Q7 delivers more space to stretch out and transport your gear. That said, the Q5 is also plenty impressive with greater rear headroom than the Q7. Regardless of which you choose, you won't be disappointed in either of these luxury SUVs. The choice comes down to purely personal preference and individual driving needs.

Audi Q7 Technology

Premium Features

Driving an Audi SUV means you'll receive some of the most innovative tech features and world-class comfort amenities in the industry. When it comes to layout, the Q5 boasts a floating touchscreen display positioned in the center of the dash. On the other hand, the Q7 is designed with a unique dual-screen layout that seamlessly joins the lower console with the flowing dashboard. Both models benefit from the revolutionary MMI infotainment software featuring lightning-quick response times and configurable menus. Highlights of the luxurious features available on both models are heated leather seating surfaces, power panoramic sunroofs, dynamic navigation, Audi pre-sense driver-assistive safety features, a hands-free power liftgate, heads-up display, and much more. Eager to experience the Q5 and Q7 for yourself? Stop by our showroom at Audi Cincinnati to discover all the remarkable features found on both SUVs.