The Audi Q5 vs. Q7: Powertrain differences
But why is the Q7 more expensive than the Q5?
The Q7’s pierce is mostly due to its larger size, which accommodates more passengers and cargo space. Despite having a larger engine, the Q7 is also slower because of its heavier curb weight and length.
The Q7 can comfortably seat seven passengers, hence the name, whereas the slightly smaller Q5 seats five passengers. The Q7 also has larger rims—19-inch alloys on all four tires as opposed to the slightly-smaller Q5’s, which are 18-inches.
Q5 vs. Q7: which is the better buy?
For anyone who still wants an Audi and can compromise on a little less cabin space and fewer features in favor of an $11,000 price reduction, the Q5 is a no-brainer. It still offers tons of head and legroom.
Keep in mind, though—both engines run on diesel, which is more expensive than gasoline per gallon. Neither of these vehicles are running on an EV powertrain either, which is something that Audi is likely to offer soon. If you’re interested in an EV, it might be better to wait until Audi begins offering an EV version of either the Q5, Q7, or something similar.
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