When you desire a luxury SUV that's capable, swift, and fun to drive, there are a few brands that may come to mind immediately. Within those brands, there are several models to choose from, which is why the team at Audi Freehold is taking the time to compare the Audi Q5 vs. BMW X1 for you.

Continue reading to learn about these vehicles, their amenities, and to find out which luxury model is the best fit for you. Contact us today for more information.

Performance Specs

Engineered to impress, the Audi Q5 engine delivers outstanding performance on area roads. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine makes 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, putting you in control of an engine that knows how to provide a smooth and effective ride. While the BMW X1 is powerful in its own right, it can't quite match up to the Q5. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine under the hood of the X1 makes 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Also, while your X1 can be equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) capability, it does not come standard as it does in the Q5. The quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology in the Q5 brings together dynamic driving and efficiency. In some cases, torque will be distributed to the wheels that need it most for better stability and traction. Keep in mind, though, that you'll have to upgrade to a higher trim level in the X1 to get AWD.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X1: Technology Features

When it comes to tech features, the Q5 and X1 make sure you're able to have most of the comforts of home along for the ride. While you might not be able to bring your laptop or television along for that next adventure, you can bring your smartphone, thanks to the capability offered by both the Audi Q5 and BMW X1. Inside the Q5, your smartphone can be connected to the touchscreen via Apple CarPlay® or Google™ Android Auto™.

Once you've plugged in the phone, various features and apps will appear right on the screen, just like they do on your phone. The X1 offers capability for your iPhone®, but Android owners are left in the dark.

Once your phone is plugged in, you may enter your destination on your favorite navigation app or send a text to friends. You may also fire up a music app and choose a song that everyone will be humming along to.

As you travel in the Q5, you'll be enjoying those songs on a standard 10-speaker audio setup, bringing your music to life in new ways. With a 7-speaker audio system standard in the X1, you'll still be able to enjoy those songs, but not as fully and engagingly as you can in the Q5.

Audi Q5 vs BMW X1: The Verdict

Now that you've had the opportunity to check out our Audi Q5 vs. BMW X1 comparison, the choice has likely become clear. When you want power, technology, and amenities, Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey, drivers turn to the Audi Q5 to get them.

Schedule your test drive at Audi Freehold near Jackson, New Jersey, and you'll be on the road in a luxury SUV in no time.

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