Audi Q5
Audi Q5

2022 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 2022 Audi Q5 gets revised exterior trim and wheels on the 45 TFSI Premium model. The Premium Plus models gets a power-adjustable steering column and the plug-in hybrid gets a bigger battery. The SQ5 now has standard carbon-fiber interior trim. The Audi Q5 premium compact crossover SUV was redesigned for 2018. A Q5 Sportback with a more rakish rear roofline is was added last year. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with a mild hybrid system that is rated at 201 horsepower in 40 TFSI versions or 261 hp with the 45 TFSI. Both are paired with a 7-speed automated-manual transmission. A PHEV plug-in hybrid model combines a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas engine with an electric motor for a total of 362 horsepower. The sporty SQ5 variant has a 349-hp 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 40 TFSI: $44,370
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI: $46,870
Q5 Premium Plus 40 TFSI: $49,120
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI: $51,620
Q5 Prestige 40 TFSI: $54,670
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI: $57,170
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI Sportback: $51,170
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI Sportback: $54,320
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI Sportback: $59,470
SQ5 Premium: $56,870
SQ5 Premium Plus: $60,820
SQ5 Prestige: $65,870
SQ5 Premium Sportback: $60,270
SQ5 Premium Plus Sportback: $63,220
SQ5 Prestige: Sportback: $66,270
PHEV plug-in hybrid Premium: $56,470
PHEV plug-in hybrid Premium Plus: $60,320
PHEV plug-in hybrid Prestige: $65,470

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Q5)
Horsepower
201 (40 TFSI) 261 (45 TFSI)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motor (PHEV plug-in hybrid)
Horsepower
362
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
61

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (SQ5)
Horsepower
349
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

Audi SQ5
2022 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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