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BMW X5 vs. Audi Q5 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find BMW X5 or Audi Q5 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track BMW X5 and Audi Q5 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the BMW X5 and the Audi Q5 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Audi Q5 26 Q5s, 4.1 months of data per Q5, average 4000 miles22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Audi Q5 33 Q5s, 10.6 months of data per Q5, average 9000 miles27
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 BMW X5   20 X5s, 5.5 months of data per X5, average 9700 miles

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2012 Audi Q5 43 Q5s, 9.2 months of data per Q5, average 18100 miles27
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 BMW X5 26 X5s, 9.2 months of data per X5, average 22300 miles45
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi Q5 53 Q5s, 8.5 months of data per Q5, average 35600 miles37
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 BMW X5 42 X5s, 8.4 months of data per X5, average 33900 miles

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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi Q5 33 Q5s, 11.0 months of data per Q5, average 45600 miles

Very common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.
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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 BMW X5   11 X5s, 5.6 months of data per X5, average 42800 miles

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2009 Audi Q5   14 Q5s, 9.1 months of data per Q5, average 51600 miles

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2009 BMW X5   11 X5s, 9.4 months of data per X5, average 59700 miles

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2008 BMW X5   19 X5s, 7.7 months of data per X5, average 58800 miles

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2007 BMW X5   10 X5s, 8.2 months of data per X5, average 69300 miles

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2006 BMW X5   14 X5s, 9.1 months of data per X5, average 77600 miles

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2005 BMW X5   11 X5s, 8.0 months of data per X5, average 95500 miles

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2002 BMW X5   11 X5s, 7.6 months of data per X5, average 126400 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the BMW X5

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What Our Members Are Saying about BMW X5 Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the BMW X5: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
german engineer
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It appears from others to be a safe and reliable car. If the engine holds up as well as my other I should have it a long time. It has 60,000 mile but looks and drives like new.
Reliability and Durability of the BMW X5: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Got in mechanical trouble all the time~~~
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The worst car I have ever owned. The transmission failed 4 days after the warranty was over - and the vehicle had less than 45,000 miles on it then.

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