2016 Audi Q5 Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on February 22, 2016 10:53 AM

Choose Your Own Adventure

The Audi Q5 brings together modern design, one of the best-looking interiors in the segment, endless comfort and no shortage of performance. Yet Audi provides more than that with this SUV: choice. With the Q5, you have a choice of five different powertrains, ranging from fuel-efficient hybrid and diesel all the way up to the fire-breathing beast that is the SQ5.

Driving It

"The 2016 Q5 luxury-crossover SUV from Audi takes the middle ground compared to its nearest rivals. A drive-select feature permits a choice between a firm or soft ride, the first not quite as abrasive as the BMW X3, the latter not as soft as the Lexus RX." Get more driving impressions in our 2016 Audi Q5 full review.

Sporty Sibling

The SQ5 is for SUV buyers who want the thrills of a sports sedan but have the responsibilities that require cargo-carrying and all-season performance. The SQ5 has a sport suspension that makes it the best handling Q5 available, and is powered by a fantastic 354-horsepower supercharged V6 that will rocket the SQ5 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. It also has attractive styling cues that set it apart from the rest of the Q5 line.

Build and Price

The Q5 starts at just under $42,000 and stretches toward $63,000 for the TDI Prestige, optioned with all the bells and whistles. (The SQ5 can cost nearly $70,000.) Build and price your own 2016 Audi Q5 to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

From Consumers

KBB visitor Mac has been very happy with the Q5, saying, "Great power and handling. Looks great inside and out. Averaged 24.2 mpg over the 45k miles. The roof slope in the back does limit the ability to haul larger items." Read more Audi Q5 consumer reviews.

More Small Luxury SUVs

This popular segment has grown to more than 10 vehicles strong, with each of the entries appealing on a variety of levels. Visit our Compact Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.
 


 

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