Determining the Better SUV in Bellingham, WA: Audi Q8 vs. BMW X5

As you hunt for your next luxury midsize SUV in Bellingham, WA, you'll likely come across models like the new Audi Q8 and BMW X5. While each is a strong contender, some key differences make the new Audi Q8 the better option for drivers near Mount Vernon, WA. To highlight how the Audi model outshines the BMW model, Audi Bellingham has created this comparison to give you a more informed decision.

Comparing Lifestyle and Interiors

  • The new BMW X5 undoubtedly has a welcoming cabin with many tech features, just like the new Audi Q8. However, the Audi SUV comes with leather upholstery, unlike the BMW SUV, making for a more stylish and durable interior.
  • Both models come packed with ingenious technology, but the Audi Q8 has several standard features that make it more appealing to shoppers near Lynden, WA. Standard features in the Q8 and not in the X5 include Amazon Alexa and tri-zone automatic climate control.

Comparing Performance

  • While the new BMW X5 comes with several robust powertrain options, the Audi Q8 has an innovative powertrain under its hood. Powering the Audi SUV is a 335-horsepower V6 that's paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, something not found on the BMW SUV.
  • When you need to tow something around Anacortes, WA, you can do so with ease in the new Audi Q8. This model has a max towing capacity of 7,700 pounds while the BMW X5 falls short by having a max towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.

Comparing Specs

Audi Q8

  • MSRP: From $68,200
  • Dimensions: 197" L x 79" W x 67" H
  • MPG: Up to 17 city / 21 highway
  • Horsepower: 335 horsepower


  • MSRP: From $58,900
  • Dimensions: 194" L x 79" W x 69" H
  • MPG: Up to 21 city / 26 highway
  • Horsepower: 335 to 600 horsepower

Audi Bellingham is anxious to tell you more about the new Audi Q8 and the other new Audi models available near Sedro-Woolley, WA, so visit our dealership today to talk with one of our automotive experts.