2020 Audi Q5

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Audi Q5 highlights

Customer rating


  • New plug-in hybrid for 2020
  • Excellent refinement


  • Many rivals are more enjoyable to drive
  • Infotainment isn't as polished as in some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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The 2020 Audi Q5 gains a plug-in hybrid

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 Audi Q5 years

New for 2020

  • The Q5 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Titanium Premium, Titanium Premium Plus, and Titanium Prestige.
  • Q5 trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Sunshade, Rear Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Tow Hitch, and 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

Explore Audi Q5 details

Prestige 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/R 37.8"

Head room

F 40.2"/R 37.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

440/4400 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Audi Q5

1. Powertrain options

Audi Q5: Engine | CarMax

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.

2. Excellent capability

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.

All 2020 models also come standard with Audi Drive Select, which includes five selectable modes that adjust the Q5's steering, transmission shifts, and throttle response. This includes an off-road mode, allowing you to cater the vehicle's driving dynamics to suit rougher conditions.

3. Roomy cabin

Audi Q5: Backseats | CarMax

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.

Audi Q5: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

4. Abundant standard features

Audi Q5: Front Seats | CarMax

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.

5. Premium technology

Audi Q5: Tech Dash | CarMax

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

  • Satellite radio

  • Bluetooth streaming audio for compatible devices

  • Panoramic sunroof

  • Leather seating

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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 15th out of 23 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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2020 Audi Q5 trims

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  • 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.

  • View all Audi Q5 Premiums in stock

Premium Plus

  • 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.

  • View all Audi Q5 Premium Plus in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Audi Q5 Prestiges in stock

2020 Audi Q5 FAQ

More about the 2020 Audi Q5

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Azores Green Metallic

  • Brilliant Black

  • Daytona Gray Pearl (available on 2020 Q5 PHEV model only)

  • Florett Silver Metallic

  • Glacier White Metallic

  • Ibis White

  • 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)

Interior colors:

  • 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)

NHTSA Safety Ratings

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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