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2016 Audi Q5

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2016 Audi Q5

Audi Q5 highlights

Customer reviews

3.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5


  • Understated classiness across entire range
  • Good range of models, without any real weak choices


  • Infotainment and connectivity aren't as polished as newer rivals' equipment
  • Not as fun to drive as a Porsche Macan or BMW X3

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 30 highway, 26 combined

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2016 Audi Q5 is a solid pick for a luxury compact SUV

Audi has cornered the marketplace on timeless appeal, which explains why the Q5 continues to sell so strongly against much newer rivals. Get in it and it's easy to understand why. Even though the 2016 Audi Q5 is in its twilight years, its interior fit and finish still stands up to scrutiny against the very best of its rivals. It is showing its age, notably in the functionality of the infotainment system and lack of things like USB ports.

Trim levels remain much the same, and with tweaking of equipment levels, you don’t feel shortchanged by the standard offerings in the base Premium trim. As always, there are option packages to add luxury touches and connectivity to meet your needs. The engine choices remain impressive, too, with the 2.0T, 3.0T, and Hybrid models all sitting under the range-topping SQ5 high-performance model. The TDI diesel was quietly dropped following issues with its emissions ratings. All-wheel drive comes standard on all trims. A fine all-arounder, the 2016 Q5 might be advancing in years, but it's doing so very nicely indeed.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.8 out of 5

6 customer reviews
Based on customer reviews, the 2016 Audi Q5 has great gas mileage and drives very quick and smooth. They especially like the design accents on certain trims, like a panoramic sunroof.
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RepairPal reliability rating**

Above Average
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 Audi Q5 16th out of 25 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.
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**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 about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Audi Q5 details

Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Drive type





220 @ 4450


258 @ 1500

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

440/4400 lbs.

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.