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

Setting the benchmark for the luxury crossover SUV segment, the impressive Audi Q5 combines the proven performance of a sedan with the capable versatility of an SUV. Helping you make a memorable first impression, eye-catching design elements found on the exterior of the Q5 include distinctive Tornado design lines, a widened Singleframe® grille, and optional 3D LED headlights. Groundbreaking technology features found on the Q5 include MMI® touch with handwriting recognition and the Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. Giving you a massive 53.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity by folding its standard split-folding rear seats down, the Audi Q5 is the perfect companion for transporting your friends and gear to a weekend ski trip.

Power comes from a standard 2.0L TFSI® engine and quattro® all-wheel drive, giving you an ideal blend of power and efficiency. Searching for 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. No matter how far your adventures take you, Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city each add additional confidence across all types of driving situations. Offering a full suite of available driver assistance systems, class-exclusive technology features, and proven performance - the Audi Q5 remains a leader in its segment.

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 Styling

What's New for 2023

Only a handful of small revisions have been made to the proven formula of the Audi Q5. For 2023, all trim levels now come standard with adaptive cruise control for greater peace of mind behind the wheel. Last year's Chronos Gray exterior color has been replaced with a new Quantum Gray. Shoppers will also notice new OLED taillights on Q5 PHEV models while Premium Plus models now come standard with the Bang and Olufsen premium audio system as well.

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 which gives you either 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque or a balanced 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Its inspired performance can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds to help add some adrenaline to your daily commute. Iconic quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology combines performance and efficiency by powering the front wheels as often as possible while retaining the ability to send power and grip to the tires which need it most. Choose from a selection of five driver-selectable modes in Audi drive select to adjust steering, throttle response, and transmission shifts of your Q5 for a customized driving experience. When equipped with an available trailer hitch provision with a 440-pound tongue weight, the Audi Q5 is able to tow up to an impressive 4,400 pounds.

Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid

Q5 Plug-In Hybrid

Infused with an electric motor combined with a traditional TFSI® gasoline engine, the Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid blends power and versatility with unparalleled efficiency. When EV mode is selected, the Q5 Plug-In Hybrid has a range of 23 miles that gives buyers the option to drive without any tailpipe emissions. As a result of the TFSI® and EV powertrain state, the Q5 PHEV is rated at an EPA-estimated 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 customize charging functions to suit your needs.

Audi Q5 Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Take a seat inside the premium cabin of the Audi Q5 and you'll find yourself surrounded by a collection of groundbreaking tech features which improve your daily commute. Select the available Audi virtual cockpit to experience a fully-digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster that allows you to customize information including navigation, audio, phone, and Google Street View™ or Google Earth™ screen options. Optional MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology gives you the ability to write your desired entry as opposed to fumbling around with buttons. Standard heated eight-way power front seats featuring seat memory and four-way power lumbar adjustments for the driver provide supportive comfort. A cavernous 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space comes from lowering the standard split-folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks. These seatbacks also feature adjustable recline, allowing you to transport a mix of passengers and cargo on your next weekend getaway.

Audi Q5 Driver-Assistive Safety

Advanced Driver-Assistive Safety

No other luxury SUV prioritizes the safety of both you and your passengers quite like the Audi Q5. Acting as an additional set of eyes, the Audi suite of advanced driver assistance technologies keep you safe from the unexpected on the roadways. Standard Audi pre sense® city is able to detect stationary vehicles and pedestrians at speeds of up to 52 MPH, prepare you for an imminent collision, and initiate emergency braking. Relying on radar sensors and optical warnings, Rear cross traffic assist works by alerting you to approaching vehicles and suggesting to stop the vehicle if necessary. Found on the Q5 Prestige, Audi park steering assist has the ability to measure gaps and automatically steer into them. These technologies can 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.