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BMW X5 vs. Audi Q5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Audi Q5 21
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Q5s, 9.3 months of data per Q5, average 7600 miles

 

2014 Audi Q5 TDI 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Q5 TDIs, 9.9 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 21800 miles
2014 Audi Q5 gas 19
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Q5 gass, 10.5 months of data per Q5 gas, average 16900 miles

 

2013 Audi Q5 47
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Q5s, 10.6 months of data per Q5, average 24900 miles
2013 BMW X5 44
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 X5s, 10.3 months of data per X5, average 29700 miles

 

2012 Audi Q5 48
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Q5s, 9.7 months of data per Q5, average 40600 miles
2012 BMW X5 59
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 X5s, 8.7 months of data per X5, average 36900 miles

Nearly all of the reported engine repairs involve the diesel.

 

2011 Audi Q5 45
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 54700 miles
2011 BMW X5 76
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 X5s, 8.4 months of data per X5, average 55300 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Most of the reported engine repairs involve the diesel, which has a higher repair frequency.

 

2010 Audi Q5 48
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Q5s, 9.6 months of data per Q5, average 55800 miles

Common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.
2010 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 X5s, 9.4 months of data per X5, average 84500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Q5s, 11.3 months of data per Q5, average 83200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 X5s, 6.9 months of data per X5, average 90900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X5s, 8.1 months of data per X5, average 85800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 X5s, 7.6 months of data per X5, average 87600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 X5s, 8.2 months of data per X5, average 117700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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BMW X5 vs. Audi Q5 Reliability Comparisons

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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.
2002 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual AWD
Way too many repairs. The list is endless culminating in a required engine rebuild that I refuse. Donate to a church.
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.