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2021 Audi Q5

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2021 Audi Q5

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RepairPal reliability rating**

3.5 out of 5


  • Sportback model adds a new body style choice
  • New, larger touchscreen for 2021


  • Trunk space isn't generous
  • SQ5 performance model has lower output than some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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Audi expands the Q5 lineup with a new Sportback model

Audi has given its Q5 luxury compact SUV a refresh for 2021, with slightly revised styling inside and out and improved equipment across the three familiar trim levels of Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. A key change is an updated infotainment system, and the larger touchscreen interface raises the Q5's game against its many luxury compact SUV rivals.

Also helping is Audi's addition of the Q5 Sportback to the lineup. The Q5 Sportback transforms the upright rear styling of the regular SUV with a roofline that's more coupe-like in shape. That does, inevitably, hurt outright utility—the trunk is slightly smaller and less usefully shaped. But if practicality isn't high on your list of priorities, the Sportback's eye-catching style will almost certainly appeal. It comes at a cost, though: The Q5 Sportback will set you back several thousand dollars more than the standard Q5 SUV. Still, that's also true of its key rivals, including the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, and buyers are seemingly happy to pay extra for the head-turning style of these SUV coupes.

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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 Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Drive type





248 @ 5000


273 @ 1600

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

440/4400 lbs.