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 impressive Audi Q5 combines the inspired performance of a sedan with the versatility of an SUV which has helped it earn its reputation as a leader of the luxury crossover SUV segment. From a widened Singleframe® grille and available 3D LED headlights to its distinctive Tornado design lines and power tailgate - the Q5 captures attention from every angle. Groundbreaking tech features available on the Q5 include MMI® touch with handwriting recognition and the Audi Virtual Cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. You'll never have to pack light again for a weekend getaway thanks to a massive 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.

Equipped with a standard 2.0L TFSI® engine offered in three individual variants and quattro® all-wheel drive - the Audi Q5 offers a perfected blend of power and efficiency. No matter where your adventures take you, Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city each add confidence in any driving situation. Offering a full suite of driver assistance systems, class-exclusive technologies, and thrilling performance - it's clear why 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 Exterior Styling

What's New for 2023

Updates to the popular Audi Q5 are generally small for the new model year. All 2023 Q5 models now come standard with adaptive cruise control. Premium Plus models receive the Bang and Olufsen premium sound system as standard as well. Rounding out the list of changes includes the addition of OLED taillights on Q5 PHEV models and the replacement of Chronos Gray with a new Quantum Gray color for 2023 Q5 models.

Audi Q5 Features

Audi Q5 Performance

Proven Performance

Standard power for the Audi Q5 comes in the form of a 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® engine, producing either 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque or 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This potent engine has the ability to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in a blistering 5.7 seconds which helps inject a dose of adrenaline to your commute. Legendary quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology optimizes performance and efficiency by powering the front wheels as often as possible while retaining the ability to direct power and grip to the tires which need it most. Five driver-selectable modes in Audi drive select adjust your vehicle's steering, transmission shifts and throttle response, allowing you to customize the drive to your liking and take advantage of the road. Despite its sporty character, the Q5 still has the ability to tow up to 4,400 pounds when equipped with an available trailer hitch.

Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid

Q5 Plug-In Hybrid

Equipped with an electric motor paired with a traditional TFSI® gasoline engine, the Audi Q5 PHEV balances power and versatility with exceptional efficiency. When you select EV mode, the Q5 PHEV has a range of 23 miles that gives buyers the option to drive free of tailpipe emissions. As a result of the TFSI® and EV powertrain state, the Q5 PHEV is EPA rated at 61 MPGe. Similar to the dynamic 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 anticipates that the Q5 PHEV may be eligible for both federal and/or state tax incentives.

Audi Q5 Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

You'll find yourself surrounded by cutting-edge technology features inside the luxurious interior of the Audi Q5. Opt for the available Audi virtual cockpit to receive 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. Optional MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology makes it easier to navigate maps by allowing the driver to write their entry rather than selecting buttons. Experience unparalleled comfort from standard heated eight-way power front seats which feature four-way power lumbar adjustment for the driver and seat memory functions. Split folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks with adjustable recline allow you to comfortably carry cargo with up to 53.1 cubic feet of capacity, passengers, or even a blend of both.

Audi Q5 Driver-Assistive Safety

Advanced Driver-Assistive Safety

The Audi suite of advanced driver assistance technologies is the extra set of eyes you need to help alert you of an unpredictable situation. Standard 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. Included on the Prestige trim level, Audi park steering assist can measure gaps and automatically steer into them. To help warn you and the front passenger of vehicles or cyclists approaching from behind, Vehicle exit assist uses illuminated LED lights as a notification before opening the front doors. Collectively, these available technologies can initiate emergency measures like partial closing of the sunroof and side windows while pretensioning the front safety belts to brace you in the event of an inevitable collision.

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.