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About The Audi Q5

Vehicle Summary

The Audi Q5 is a luxury all-wheel-drive SUV that comes packed with features. The Q5 has an upscale interior and comes standard with leather seats and HD Radio™. It has seating for you and four passengers, and the 2019 Audi Q5 has 26.8 cubic feet of cargo space, perfect for if you travel with sports equipment or things for the kids. 

If it's power you're after, the performance SQ5 offers more horsepower and a sports-tuned suspension to bring a little more fun to your everyday chores. 

The Audi Q5 was first introduced in 2009 and was slightly redesigned in 2014. The second generation, which debuted in 2018, added more horsepower, additional cargo space, and features including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity.

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Audi Q5 Trim Configurations

The second-generation (2018–2019) Audi Q5 and Audi SQ5 are both available in the following trim levels: 

  • Premium: This trim level comes with leather seats, all-weather tires, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, hill-control descent, and automatic windshield wipers (the SQ5 is only available at this trim in the 2019 model). 
  • Premium Plus: This trim level adds a panoramic sunroof, Audi's phone box (a signal booster and wireless charger), and front and rear parking sensors. 
  • Prestige: This trim level adds a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system, a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, and a tilting-and-telescoping steering column. 

The previous generation (2014–2017) of the Audi Q5 offered three different engine options: The 2.0T had a 220-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, the 3.0T had a 272-horsepower supercharged V6, and the SQ5 had a 354-horsepower supercharged V6. These engine options were offered alongside the following trim levels: 

  • Premium: The 2.0T is the only engine option available at this trim level. Features for this trim include leather seats, a 10-speaker audio system, and a panoramic sunroof (standard in years 2016–2017). 
  • Premium Plus: All three engine options are available on this trim. Additional features include blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. 
  • Prestige: The 3.0T or the SQ5 engine options are available at this trim level. Features include a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and ventilated seats. 

Audi Q5 vs Other SUVs

If you're considering the 2018 Audi Q5, you should also consider the following 2018 SUVs. 

Audi Q5 vs Audi Q7

The 2018 Audi Q7 has similar features to those found on the Q5, with seating for seven passengers. Because of its third row, the Q7 only has 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to 26.8 in the Q5. The SUVs come in the same trim levels -- Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige -- but there are some key differences in features. For example, the 2018 Q7 comes standard with a sunroof and parking sensors, which are only available on high trims for the 2018 Q5. The AWD version of the 2018 Audi Q7 with a 252 horsepower, four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined.1 The 2018 Q5 with AWD and four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined.1 

Audi Q5 vs BMW X3

Like the Q5, the BMW X3 was redesigned for 2018, giving drivers more powerful engine options. The 2018 BMW X3 offers two engine options: a 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder on the XDrive30i trim, and a 355-horsepower turbocharged V6 on the M40i trim. The 2018 XDrive30i gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined fuel economy, while the M40i gets an estimated 23 mpg combined. This is comparable to the 2018 four-cylinder Q5's EPA-estimated 21 combined mpg.1 The 2018 BMW offers slightly more cargo space, with 28.7 cubic feet, compared with 26.8 in the 2018 Audi Q5. 

Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60

Similar to the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60 seats five passengers and has standard all-wheel drive (as of 2018). While the 2018 Q5 has two engine options, the 2018 Volvo XC60 offers three: a standard 250-horsepower T5, a 316-horsepower T6, and a 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid T8. The 2018 Volvo XC60 with a 250-horsepower engine gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.1 The 2018 XC60 has more cargo space: 17.8 cubic feet, compared with 14.8 in the 2018 Q5. While features like leather seats, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard on both SUV models, the Volvo comes standard with a sunroof, which is only available on higher trims of the Q5. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.

FAQ

Q: What engine is in the Audi Q5?

A: The second-generation (2018–2019) Audi Q5 offers two engine options: A 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, which comes standard, or a 354-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6, standard on the SQ5 models. 

Model years 2014 to 2017 offer three engine options: A 220-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder or an optional 272-horsepower supercharged V6 for the Q5, as well as a 354-horsepower supercharged V6 in the SQ5, which was introduced in 2014. 

Model years 2011 to 2013 offered two engine options: a 211-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder or a 270-horsepower V6, which was the only engine option for years 2009 to 2010. 

Q: Is the Audi Q5 a turbo?

A: Yes, all Audi Q5 models across all years come standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The stronger 354-horsepower engine in the SQ5 (2014 onward) is a twin-turbo V6. 

Q: What kind of mileage does the Audi Q5 get?

A: The 2019 Audi Q5 with its standard 252-horsepower 4.0L engine gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined fuel economy.1 The 2019 SQ5 with the 354-horsepower V6 gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined.1 

Q: Does Audi Q5 have all-wheel drive?

A: All model years and trim levels of the Audi Q5 come standard with all-wheel drive. This is also the case for the Audi SQ5. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Audi Q5 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Audi Q5 16th out of 25 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Audi Q5 is $699, compared to an average of $586 for Luxury Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Audi Q5 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.3 times per year, compared to an average of 1.5 times for Luxury Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 11% for the Audi Q5, compared to an average of 10% for Luxury Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.

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Reviews for Audi Q5

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Beautiful automobile!

Actually, I did recommend it to several friends, one of whom has already purchased a vehicle. This was the best experience I have EVER HAD purchasing a car and I have purchased over 10 vehicles during my lifetime. The salesman, D.J. Walker, was kind, considerate and attentive to my needs. He was so helpful and was always willing to answer all of my questions, at any time, day or night. I do plan to purchase another vehicle in two (2) years and I am praying D.J. will still be at Carmax!

Pros

  • Technology and Entertainment: Top notch technology, i.e. Navigation, bluetooth, Apple Airplay.
  • Interior Space: As an SUV, this car is very spacious. I don't have a lot of passengers but I still like having lots of space and this car answers the call.
  • Power: I am practicing NOT speeding. It has more get up and go than I'm accustomed to so I have to pay close attention to the speedometer at all times.

- Miki A.J., 2018 Audi Q5

It’s an average SUV nothing Special

Very slow from start. Poor acceleration. Cannot close the power lift deck from inside car. Does not have any USB ports, my 2011 Nissan Maxima has two. Very loud cabin noise and not comfortable. Wanted to trade it in immediately after purchase. I have other luxury cars, Mercedes, BMW and a Porsche and I guess I was expecting too much from this SUV. The dash board is way too complicated.

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- Shondell B, 2016 Audi Q5

I love this car!

It's quiet, a very smooth ride and has great handling. It doesn't cost much to fill it up and it gets better gas mileage than expected. Only con is that mine burns oil. I've been told it's normal per manufacturer, but I'm not thrilled to have to put oil in once a month because the oil is only available at car stores and costs about $8-$10 a quart so it gets to be a real pain. It's an extra expense, but I still love everything else about the car.

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- D Richardson, 2012 Audi Q5

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