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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 gas 31 Q5 gass, 6.6 months of data per Q5 gas, average 5700 miles

Common problem with the fuel pump in the TDI.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Audi Q5 TDI   18 Q5 TDIs, 6.2 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 7300 miles

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2013 Audi Q5 TDI 34 Q5 TDIs, 10.3 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 13500 miles28
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 BMW X5   22 X5s, 10.3 months of data per X5, average 12500 miles

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2012 Audi Q5 TDI 40 Q5 TDIs, 9.1 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 23800 miles39
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 BMW X5 27 X5s, 9.5 months of data per X5, average 26300 miles37
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Audi Q5 TDI 39 Q5 TDIs, 9.5 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 43500 miles42
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 BMW X5 43 X5s, 8.7 months of data per X5, average 42700 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
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90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Audi Q5 TDI 33 Q5 TDIs, 10.8 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 49600 miles

Common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.
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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 BMW X5   13 X5s, 8.6 months of data per X5, average 61500 miles

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2009 Audi Q5 TDI   13 Q5 TDIs, 10.2 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 61900 miles

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2009 BMW X5   10 X5s, 8.0 months of data per X5, average 64500 miles

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2008 BMW X5   16 X5s, 7.9 months of data per X5, average 76700 miles

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2007 BMW X5   14 X5s, 7.9 months of data per X5, average 71100 miles

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2006 BMW X5   12 X5s, 7.8 months of data per X5, average 80000 miles

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2005 BMW X5   11 X5s, 6.5 months of data per X5, average 90200 miles

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2002 BMW X5   10 X5s, 9.0 months of data per X5, average 146300 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 the Reliability and Durability of the BMW X5

BMW X5 Reliability and Durability: 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.
BMW X5 Reliability and Durability: 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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi Q5

Audi Q5 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 2009 Q5 is my wife's car. I drive it occasionally, we have 42,200 miles on the car. It has proven to be the best car we have owned having only one a/c issue last summer causing the a/c to stop working. We had the car repaired at the local Audi dealer. We bought the car new, ordering it from a dealer, took delivery of the car and have loved the car ever since. My wife will not trade the car. It drives great, steering and body is so firm and it's like driving a race car. Plenty of power, drives wonderfully on the interstates, I just can't find anything wrong. Don't understand how the 2009 reliability is so low. The car has never failed to start take us where we want, brings us home.