2019 Audi Q5 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Audi Q5 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $42,950 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine with 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Available Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound and 19 speakers
  • Heated, eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • Power tailgate
  • Optional Audi advanced key-keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free tailgate release

About the Audi Q5

The striking Audi Q5 blends the proven performance of a sedan with the exceptional versatility of an SUV, helping it earn its proven reputation as a leader of the luxury crossover SUV segment. Capturing the attention of onlookers, unique design elements found on the exterior of the Q5 include a widened SingleframeⓇ grille, distinctive Tornado design lines, and available 3D LED headlights. Ingenious technology features offered on the Q5 include the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and MMIⓇ touch with handwriting recognition. Thanks to a generous 53.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the standard split-folding rear seats lowered, driving an Audi Q5 means that you'll never have to leave that extra suitcase behind when packing for a weekend getaway.

Standard power comes from a 2.0L TFSIⓇ engine and quattroⓇ all-wheel drive, providing you with a perfected combination of power and efficiency. Regardless of where your travels take you, Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city each add additional confidence in all driving situations. Featuring a full suite of available driver assistance systems, class-exclusive tech, and inspired performance -- it's no surprise that drivers continue to choose the Audi Q5.

What the Critics Say

"The Q5 has brisk acceleration from a standstill, and you'll have no problem getting it up to highway and passing speeds. Both transmissions are smooth, but the seven-speed dual-clutch has particularly fast shifts that make for a more engaging drive." -- U.S. News & World Report

"Looking for a compact-luxury SUV with excellent driving manners, standard all-wheel drive and loads of the latest technology? The 2019 Audi Q5 delivers, aided by automatic emergency braking." -- Kelley Blue Book

What's New for 2019

Returning for the 2019 model year, the Audi Q5 gets a few adjustments and updates. New standard equipment found on every Q5 include electric rear child door locks, heated front seats, and a 7-inch color driver display. On Premium Plus trims, rear USB ports and MMI® Navigation are now standard features. Making its debut this year, an optional Black optics package lets you equip your Q5 with Matte Black roof rails, Titanium Black exterior trim, and Audi Sport® 20-inch 5-arm off-road design Matte Titanium finish wheels.

Audi Q5 Features

2019 Audi Q5 Performance

Proven Performance

Every Audi Q5 comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine which delivers a balanced 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This impressive powertrain can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.9 seconds which can help invigorate your daily drive. Legendary quattroⓇ all-wheel drive with ultraⓇ technology maximizes performance and efficiency by powering the front wheels as often as possible while still retaining the ability to direct power and grip to the tires which need it most. A total of five driver-selectable modes in Audi drive select adjust the steering, transmission shifts, and throttle response of your Q5 to tailor your drive to suit your desires. Giving you the ability to bring even your biggest toys along for the adventure, the Audi Q5 has the capability to tow up to 4,400 pounds when equipped with an optional trailer hitch.

Tech-Focused Interior

Inside the premium interior of the Audi Q5, you'll discover an array of innovative technology features which help improve your commute. Choose the optional Audi virtual cockpit to enjoy a fully-digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster which allows you to personalize information including phone, audio, navigation, and Google Street View™ or Google Earth™ screen options. Available MMIⓇ touch with handwriting-recognition technology simplifies how you navigate maps by allowing the driver to "write" their desired entry as opposed to fumbling around with buttons. Enjoy unrivaled comfort from standard heated eight-way power front seats featuring seat memory and four-way power lumbar adjustments for the driver. A massive 53.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity comes from lowering the standard split folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks. Featuring adjustable recline in the second row, your Q5 is able to carry a mix of passengers and cargo on your way to your next ski trip.

2019 Audi Q5 Interior
2019 Audi Q5 Driver-Assistive Safety

Advanced Driver-Assistive Safety

Few luxury SUVs prioritize the safety of you and your passengers quite like the Audi Q5. The Audi suite of advanced driver assistance technologies acts as an additional set of eyes to keep you protected from the unexpected. Standard Audi pre senseⓇ city can detect stationary vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of up to 52 MPH, prepare you for an imminent collision, and initiate emergency braking. Using radar sensors and optical warnings, Rear cross traffic assist can alert you to approaching vehicles and suggest to stop the vehicle. Included on Prestige trim levels, Audi park steering assist is able to measure gaps and automatically steer into them. In an effort to warn you and the front passenger of vehicles or cyclists approaching from behind, Vehicle exit assist will warn you before you open the front doors. These technologies are able to prepare you for an imminent collision by partially closing the sunroof and side windows along with pretensioning the front safety belts.

Audi Q5 Trims

Premium

Audi Q5 Premium
  • Starting at $42,950 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® and quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • 18-inch 5-double-spoke-dynamic design wheels with 235/60 all-season tires
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • Audi connect CARE

Premium Plus

Audi Q5 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $49,950 MSRP
  • Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear with Rear cross traffic assist & Vehicle exit assist
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Audi virtual cockpit and MMI® Navigation plus with MMI all-in-touch and Audi connect PRIME and PLUS
  • Full LED headlights
  • 19-inch 5-arm-wing design wheels with 235/55 all-season tires

Prestige

Audi Q5 Prestige
  • Starting at $53,850 MSRP
  • Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist and active lane assist
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound, 19 speakers, 16-channel amplifier and 755 watts
  • Top view camera system and park steering assist
  • Power adjustable steering column
  • Head-up display