Audi Q5

Audi Q5

About Audi Q5

Audi’s 2016 Q5 compact SUV delivers a healthy dose of luxury appointments, timeless style and exhilarating performance. With five different models on hand, the all-wheel-drive Q5 luxury crossover runs the gamut, from the efficient and affordable 2.0-liter turbocharged Premium, to the 354-horsepower supercharged V6 in the enthusiast-oriented SQ5. Those seeking cutting-edge technology or maximum fuel economy can opt for either a hybrid or diesel powertrain. No matter which Q5 is selected, the lucky owner will find a spacious and versatile interior, a ride that is comfortable, yet still sporty, and styling that is classic without being bland. Next to such competitors as the Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK and Lincoln MKC, the 2016 Audi Q5 is a commendable jack-of-all-trades.

2016 Audi Q5
What's new for 2016?
2016 Audi Q5

For 2016 Audi’s Q5 luxury crossover adds a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof as standard equipment. The Technology package on Premium Plus models gains a Bang & Olufsen sound system, while Audi’s adaptive dampening suspension becomes a stand-alone option on the SQ5 Premium Plus.

2015 Audi Q5
What's new for 2015?
2015 Audi Q5

The 2015 Audi Q5 lineup's option packages change a bit. For example, a power tailgate and xenon headlights are now standard on the SUV's Premium package, and blind-spot assist and navigation combine for a new Technology package on Premium Plus models. The SQ5 gets a new high-gloss black package.

2014 Audi Q5
What's new for 2014?
2014 Audi Q5

The long-awaited SQ5 joins the Q5 lineup, motivated by a 354-horsepower supercharged V6. Also new is the introduction of the Q5 TDI clean diesel that delivers up to 31 mpg highway. The base 2.0T sees its horsepower output increase to 220, and Premium Plus models gain more standard features.

2013 Audi Q5
What's new for 2013?
2013 Audi Q5

In addition to some front- and rear-end design tweaks, the big news for the 2013 Audi Q5 is a new supercharged V6 engine that replaces the naturally aspirated one, and a hybrid powertrain that pairs a turbocharged 4-cylinder with a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor.

2012 Audi Q5
What's new for 2012?
2012 Audi Q5

For 2012, the V6 models add a sleek S line package with titanium-finished 20-inch 5-spoke wheels, matte black roof rails, and window frames. The top-of-the-line Q5 Prestige model offers new rear-window sunshades, perfect for keeping your rear-seat passengers comfortable in the summertime.

2011 Audi Q5
What's new for 2011?
2011 Audi Q5

For 2011, a new 2.0T model is introduced featuring a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. The 3.2 Premium Plus model features a six-speed Tiptronic transmission and now includes the S-Line exterior package as standard equipment. The 3.2 Prestige gains adaptive headlamps, while the 20-inch wheel option and six-disc CD changer are discontinued.

2010 Audi Q5
What's new for 2010?
2010 Audi Q5

For 2010, changes to the Audi Q5 are minimal but include a new S line wheel design and the addition of a blind spot warning system to the Prestige package.

Consumer Reviews

great fun to drive

By on Sunday, January 1, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "quiet, fun to drive, economical, high reliability"

Cons: "with the hybrid, there is no spare tire"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Somewhat on the expensive side, but the reliability and economy make up for the extra up-front dollars. Tons of luxury features and the rear is roomy enough for my purposes."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great buy, indulges driving spirit

By on Sunday, November 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, spacious, good driving dynamics"

Cons: "narrow trunk space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We own a 2013 Q5 PP and absolutely love it. Great buy, and have had no issues. Clean service record."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Comfortable, quiet, pretty and its an suv

By on Thursday, September 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "pretty, comfortable, drives great."

Cons: "3 letters - MME"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I was very reluctant to buy an Audi knowing all Audi's past reputation. Anyone remember the 5000? But my wife loved the car, and it would be hers. So what could I say. I have to say after 80,000 miles the car still performs like the day she picked it up. The first thing you'll notice when driving it is that it's quiet. No engine, no road, absolutely no noise. And its got power. Don't worry about pushing it. It will go. Plus with the dark blue exterior matched by the cinnamon interior it looks posh. Downside? Audi MME. It can drive you nuts to figure it out, but after a year we mastered it. Yeah it took a year. Audi care for its customers? When the water pump gave out in 25k miles of course it was fixed under warranty, but Audi apologized for the fault and extended the drivetrain warranty to 100k miles. Gratis. Good customer service. Now our Audi dealer wants to buy the car back at 110% over BB, but my wife doesn't want to part with it. Nice car? Yeah good choice."

31 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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