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The formula is right, but Audi keeps adding a little bit more to its Q5 luxury compact SUV to keep buyers interested and stay competitive. The big news for 2020 is Audi has added another engine to the range: A hybrid powertrain joins the familiar 2.0T turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine that underpins the lineup. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) features a version of that 2.0-liter turbo engine, but it's joined by an electric motor and a battery pack. The plug-in Q5 also wears a 55 TFSI e badge on its trunk lid.
That plug-in element of the 55 TFSI e model allows electric-only motoring, and the EPA estimate says it can go up to 23 miles on battery power alone. If performance is more your goal, then Audi also offers the SQ5, which has a 349-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine. All Q5s have Quattro all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. The trim levels remain the same—Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige—and Audi offers option packages to improve equipment and technology as well as styling.
All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)
F 41"/R 37.8"
F 40.2"/R 37.7"
Max towing capacity
The 2020 Audi Q5 delivers inspiring performance from a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that makes 248 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on all models and comes paired with Audi's Quattro® all-wheel drive system, which distributes torque to all four wheels for enhanced stability and traction. The 2020 Q5 also offers a plug-in hybrid version that mates to the same turbo 2.0L four-cylinder and includes an electric motor for a combined system output of 362 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. All 2020 Q5s feature a dual-clutch seven-speed S tronic® automatic transmission that delivers quick and smooth shifting performance for a dynamic driving experience.
For a compact luxury SUV, the Audi Q5 is a very capable vehicle to have in your driveway. With the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, the 2020 Q5 can tow an estimated 4,400 lbs., when properly equipped, which is enough muscle to pull a small travel trailer to the campground.
Though the 2020 Q5 boasts tidy dimensions, its five-passenger cabin feels big inside. Head and shoulder room is generous across both rows, and rear-seat occupants enjoy 37.8 inches of legroom. With total cargo space of 53.1 cubic feet with the 40/20/40 rear seats folded flat, you can load up the Q5 with materials from the home improvement store. Even when carrying a full load of passengers, you'll still have 25.1 cubic feet of storage to carry luggage for a weekend getaway. Whether you're a small family or an active couple, the 2020 Q5 offers a comfortable way to travel.
As soon as you slip into the 2020 Q5's cabin, you'll be taken by this compact SUV's luxurious standard features—many of which are included at the base level. All trims feature supportive seats with leather upholstery, while tri-zone automatic climate control keeps passengers at their preferred temperature. The front seats are heated and feature eight-way power adjustments; plus, a standard power liftgate is included on all 2020 Q5 models for your convenience. Premium Plus and Prestige trims also include a large panoramic sunroof for a brighter in-cabin experience.
A highlight of the 2020 Q5 is its 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit that comes standard on Premium Plus and Prestige trims. With this driver information system, you can easily access the Q5's many tech features, including the navigation system, audio, and phone controls, and even view maps using Google Earth™. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is standard on every trim and can be controlled through the MMI Radio plus interface, which uses a seven-inch screen on the Premium trim and an 8.3-inch screen on the Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Standard driver-assistance features are plentiful, including automated emergency braking and forward-collision warning.
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The 2017-2021 Audi Q3 offers a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive is available on the Q3. Equipped with premium features and modern technology, even the base model feels top-of-the-line.
Standard features of the 2017-2021 Audi Q3 base model include:
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Bluetooth streaming audio for compatible devices
If you're shopping for a five-passenger SUV with robust performance and available all-wheel drive, the BMW X3 is worth a look. Redesigned in 2018 as part of its third generation, 2018–2019 models start with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Whether driving around town or on family road trips, you may love how smooth and composed the base model rides. But if you're craving athleticism, the 2018–2019 M40i is equipped with a 355 hp turbocharged 3.0L V6 with 369 lb-ft of torque, along with a sport-tuned suspension and sport exhaust. The 2017 X3 is also a great pick if you like having options. Available in four trims and with three powertrain choices, including a diesel, the base 2017 X3 sDrive28i is well-equipped with these standard features:
Eight-way power front seats with driver-seat memory functions
The Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV with seating for five. Model years 2016–2018 come standard with a 279 hp, 3.5-L V6 engine paired with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an available option. In 2019 Acura redesigned the RDX, swapping the V6 for a 272 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Even in the base trim, the Acura RDX has standard leatherette seats for all model years.
2016–2021 Acura RDXs come with the following features:
279-horsepower V6 on model years 2016–2018; 272 hp turbo-four on model years 2019 and later
Standard seven-speaker audio system with USB and Bluetooth connections
Standard leatherette seats, heated in the front
4 out of 51 customer reviews
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 15th out of 23 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Audi Q5
Includes 18-inch five-twin-spoke dynamic wheels, power liftgate, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, seven-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and more.
Adds a panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch virtual cockpit, MMI Navigation with voice control system, MMI Radio with 8.3-inch screen, front and rear parking sensors, and more.
Adds a top-view camera system with park steering assist, head-up display, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound, power tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column with memory, and adaptive cruise control.
Depending on the exact model year you're looking at, the Q5 is available in several trim configurations. Across most model years, the Q5 is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. These trims vary in terms of standard equipment and available package add-ons. On some model years, such as the 2020 Q5, each trim is also offered with two different engine options (a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder or a plug-in hybrid version of the same engine).
Buying a used Audi Q5 is a great way to get the indulgent features you want in a luxury vehicle. By purchasing a 2020 Q5 used, for example, you can enjoy such standard features as leather upholstery, smartphone integration, and four-zone climate control.
For the 2020 model year, the Q5 was offered with a plug-in hybrid engine for the first time. Likewise, some features and availability were shuffled around for this model year.
Yes, the 2020 Q5 comes standard with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1920x720 resolution.
Azores Green Metallic
Daytona Gray Pearl (available on 2020 Q5 PHEV model only)
Florett Silver Metallic
Glacier White Metallic
Manhattan Gray Metallic
Matador Red Metallic
Monsoon Gray Metallic (not available on 2020 Q5 PHEV model)
Moonlight Blue Metallic
Mythos Black Metallic
Navarra Blue Metallic (not available on 2020 Q5 PHEV model)
Turbo Blue (available on 2020 Q5 PHEV model only)
53.1 cubic feet of cargo volume
Five-passenger seating configuration with standard leather upholstery
Front heated seats with eight-way power adjustments
Three-zone automatic climate control
Power tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column with memory (Prestige trim)
The 2020 Audi Q5 received received an overall 5/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.
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