Audi Q5
Audi Q5
Audi Q5

2020 Audi Q5

Pros: Upscale interior; robust acceleration of SQ5; ride and handling balance

Cons: Freestanding control screen looks tacked on; prices rise quickly as options are added

CG Says: The 2020 Audi Q5 gains a PHEV plug-in hybrid model that combines a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas engine with an electric motor for a total of 349 horsepower. The PHEV is expected midyear. Otherwise, the Q5 shuffles equipment and is unchanged. The Audi Q5 premium compact crossover SUV was redesigned for 2018. The base engine is a 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 7-speed automated-manual transmission. The sporty SQ5 variant has a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 paired with an 8-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard on all, and the system can conserve fuel by disconnecting the rear axle when extra traction is not needed. Automatic emergency braking is standard, and an available vehicle-exit-assist system warns if a car or bicycle is approaching as a door is opened. Other available features include LED headlights; panoramic sunroof; adaptive cruise control; lane-keep assist; rear cross-traffic alert; blind-spot alert; and a traffic-jam assist feature that combines acceleration, braking, and steering guidance at speeds below 40 mph. The Q5 is a comfortable, quiet premium-compact crossover with an impeccably finished cabin and polished, athletic road manners. The SQ5 adds a healthy extra dose of all-around performance, albeit for a significant price premium.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Q5 Premium: $44,295
Q5 Premium Plus: $48,695
Q5 Prestige: $52,445
SQ5 Premium: $53,895
SQ5 Premium Plus: $57,895
SQ5 Prestige: $61,645
PHEV plug-in hybrid: NA

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Q5)
Horsepower
252
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (SQ5)
Horsepower
354
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Audi SQ5
2020 Audi SQ5
Also Consider
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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