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2018 Audi Q5

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2018 Audi Q5

Audi Q5 highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5


  • New look is still classy and restrained
  • Improved infotainment functionality and connectivity


  • Only one engine choice for 2018
  • Still less trunk space than more practical rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 27 highway, 25 combined

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All-new 2018 Audi Q5 packs more tech, sharper looks

The Q5 luxury compact SUV is Audi's biggest-selling model in the U.S., and it’s easy to see why. 2018 is an important year for the Q5, too, because the second-generation model replaces the popular first one, which debuted in 2009. The all-new car brings a smoother ride thanks to a new chassis, standard all-wheel drive, and a more modern, easier-to-use suite of technology options. You'll also find better connectivity with your smartphone.

Given how successful the Q5 has been, it's not surprising Audi has opted for welcome improvements rather than radical changes in this all-new model. The engine choice is limited, though, with only the 252-hp 2.0T gasoline engine offered in the regular range. The SQ5 performance model packs a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. The trim choices are Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige, with extra-cost options to add equipment. The Q5 has proved a huge success as a luxury compact SUV, and it remains a very appealing choice even as more rivals join the mix.

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Ratings & reliability

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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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Premium 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

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