Audi Q5 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $43,500 MSRP
  • Standard 2.0-liter turbocharged 40 TFSI® engine (201 HP / 236 TQ), optional 45 TFSI® engine (261 HP / 273 TQ), or available 2.0-liter 55 TFSI® PHEV 4-cylinder plus 17.9 kWh battery (362 HP / 369 TQ)
  • 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 offered in two different variants and quattro® all-wheel drive, providing you with a perfected combination of power and efficiency. Craving even more power combined with electrified efficiency? Q5 Plug-In Hybrid models are powered by a 2.0-liter 55 TFSI® 4-cylinder plus 17.9 kWh battery. 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

The Audi Q5 has been among the most popular compact luxury crossover SUVs for years, and with good reason. It combines a spacious, comfortable and hushed cabin with Audi's traditionally strong cabin quality and in-dash smarts. - Roadshow by CNET

Audi Q5 Profile

What's New for 2023

Changes to the proven Audi Q5 are mostly minor for the 2023 model year. First, all models now come standard with the adaptive cruise control system for added convenience and peace of mind. Choosing a Premium Plus model now means that you'll receive the Bang and Olufsen stereo system as standard. OLED taillights now come standard on Q5 PHEV variants while Chronos Gray has been replaced by Quantum Gray in the exterior color palette of the Q5.

Audi Q5 Features

Audi Q5 Performance

Proven Performance

Every Audi Q5 comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine, available in two variants. Q5 40 models receive an economical combination of 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque or you can step up to the Q5 45 which delivers a balanced 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This impressive powertrain can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.7 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.

Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid

Q5 Plug-In Hybrid

Engineered with an electric motor paired with a traditional TFSI® gasoline engine, the Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid combines power and versatility with outstanding efficiency. When EV mode is engaged, the Q5 Plug-In Hybrid has a range of 23 miles that gives buyers the option to drive with zero tailpipe emissions. As a result of the TFSI® and EV powertrain state, the Q5 PHEV is EPA rated at 61 MPGe. Similar to the electrified Audi e-tron, the Q5 PHEV comes standard with a compact charging system and can be charged at any SAE J1772 charging station. Plug-in-specific applications in the myAudi app allow you to remotely monitor or personalize charging functions to suit your preferences.

Audi Q5 Interior

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 that 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.

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

Audi Q5 Premium


  • Starting at $43,500 MSRP
  • LED headlights with DRL signature
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay® and Google™ Android Auto™
  • 18-inch 5-arm star design wheels
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city
  • Driver information system with 7-inch color display
Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $49,000 MSRP
  • Audi active lane assist
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • 19-inch 5-arm-pylon design wheels, matte titanium finish
Audi Q5 Prestige


  • Starting at $54,500 MSRP
  • Matrix-design LED headlights with headlight washers
  • Ventilated front sport seats
  • Head-up display
  • Navigation package
  • Park assist

*Price excludes taxes, registration, title, other options and dealer fees. Final price will vary based on the final negotiated price and terms agreed upon by you and the Audi dealer.

**Maximum tow rating when properly equipped with towing accessories. Vehicle load, other accessories and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle owner's manual for details.