2018 Audi Q5 SUV Model Review, Pricing, Features & Specs

2018 Audi Q5 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,500 MSRP
  • Standard Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Available Panoramic Sunroof
  • Standard Power Tailgate with Available Hands-free Opening and Closing Function
  • Available Parking System Plus + Front & Rear Acoustic Sensors
  • Standard Xenon plus Headlights + LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Available Audi Suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies
  • Standard Ambient LED Lighting

About the Audi Q5

The completely redesigned 2018 Audi Q5 has the dynamic performance of a sedan and versatility of an SUV -- making a lasting impression in the luxury SUV segment. From its widened SingleframeⓇ grille and 3D LED headlights to its prominent Tornado line and power tailgate, the Q5 turns heads from every angle. New features added to the Q5 include MMIⓇ touch with handwriting-recognition and Audi Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. You can bring more gear on your adventures with the increased cargo space of up to 60.4 cubic-feet with rear seats folded.

The 2.0L TFSIⓇ engine with quattroⓇ all-wheel drive is standard and now includes innovative ultraⓇ technology that optimizes both fuel efficiency and performance. Regardless where your luxury SUV takes you, the available Audi pre senseⓇ city and rear cross traffic assist will help you feel confident in any driving situation. Offering thrilling driving dynamics, class-exclusive technologies and a full suite of available driver assistance systems, it's hard to compete with the all-new 2018 Audi Q5.

What the Critics Say

The Car Connection says the Q5 delivers a bright, richly finished cockpit with a fine eye for details and to choices for interior trim. Despite its age, the Car Connection believes the Q5 is still of the better luxury SUVs.

Edmunds praises the Audi Q5 by saying "it should make you swell with pride when seeing it in your driveway." It also complimented the vehicle's interior craftsmanship as well as its unique sliding rear seats that provide extra versatility.

2018 Audi Q5 Video Review

What's New for 2018

The Q5 is completely redesigned in 2018. Design highlights include an all-new front fascia with three-dimensional SingleframeⓇ grille and horizontal lines, available full LED headlights and standard ambient LED lighting in the cabin. New features include eight-way power front seats, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, split folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks with functionality, parking system plus and much more. The Q5 is also equipped with many advanced driver assistance technologies.

Intuitive Technology

The Audi Q5 is equipped with Audi Virtual Cockpit. This class-leading infotainment center is a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster that customizes information such as audio, phone, navigation and offers Google Street View™ or Google Earth™ screen options. Newly available MMIⓇ touch with handwriting-recognition technology make its it easier to navigate maps by allowing the driver to "write" their entry rather than selecting buttons.

Dynamic Performance

Coming standard is 2.0 TFSIⓇ quattroⓇ all-wheel drive with ultraⓇ technology. This cutting-edge technology optimizes efficiency and performance by powering the front wheels as often as possible, but always ready to send power and grip to the tires that need it the most. With 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, this turbocharged engine can take you 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, giving you a hair-raising driving experience.

Innovative Driver Assistance Technology

The Audi suite of advanced driver assistance technologies is the extra set of eyes you need to help alert you of an unpredictable situation. Audi pre senseⓇ city can detect stationary vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of up to 52 mph, warn you of an imminent collision and initiate emergency braking. Rear cross traffic assist uses radar sensors and optical warnings to help alert you of approaching vehicles and prompt when to stop the vehicle.

Audi Q5 Trims


Audi Q5 Premium
  • Starting at $41,500 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged TFSI® Engine and QuattroⓇ All-wheel Drive with UltraⓇ Technology
  • Audi Smartphone Interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™
  • 18-inch 5-double-spoke-dynamic Design Wheels with All-season Tires
  • Audi pre senseⓇ basic and Audi pre senseⓇ city
  • Rear View Camera with 7.0-inch Center Color Display

Premium Plus

Audi Q5 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $45,500 MSRP
  • Audi Side Assist and Audi pre senseⓇ rear with Rear Cross Traffic Assist & Vehicle Exit Assist
  • Audi ConnectⓇ CARE Assistance and Security Services
  • Full LED Headlights
  • Audi Advanced Key-Keyless Start, Stop and Entry with Hands-free Tailgate Release
  • Heated Front Seats with Driver Memory


Audi Q5 Prestige
  • Starting at $50,800 MSRP
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit and Head-up Display with Navigation and Assistance Systems Information
  • Six-month Trial Subscription to Audi Connect® PRIME and Audi Connect® PLUS Online Services
  • Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D Sound, 19 Speakers, 16-channel Amplifier and 755 watts
  • MMI® Navigation Plus with MMI® All-in-touch with Handwriting-recognition Technology
  • Parking System Plus with Top View Camera System