After a long break between redesigns, the second-generation Audi Q5 launched in 2018. This redesigned Q5 wasn’t a massive departure from the previous generation, but that’s nothing new for Audi. In 2021, Audi sharpened the Q5’s styling slightly, added a larger touchscreen, and even bumped up its power. With the look and features all still fresh, we expect the 2022 Audi Q5 to be a carryover model.
There weren’t many updates to the refreshed 2021 Q5, but they are noticeable when you look closely. They include new headlight innards, a revised grille, and updated outer air intakes up front. Around back, the updates include new taillight graphics and a new bumper with slimmer integrated exhaust outlets. We expect no design updates for the 2022 Audi Q5.
As for standard features, the current Q5 includes 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, wood trim inside, a 10.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We expect these features to remain the same in the 2022 Audi Q5.
Under its hood, the 2021 Q5’s base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine received the same horsepower bump most other Audis with this engine received, putting it at 261 hp. This engine pairs with a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The Q5 plug-in hybrid adds an electric motor and 14.1-kWh battery to the mix, bringing it to 362 hp and giving it a 20-mile all-electric range. The range-topping SQ5 boasts a 369-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. We expect these powertrains to remain the same in the 2022 Audi Q5.
In the safety department, the current Q5 does well. In IIHS testing, it received “Good” scores in all crash tests, and its standard automatic emergency braking received “Superior” scores in vehicle and pedestrian tests. It missed being a Top Safety Pick because the IIHS hasn’t complete headlight testing yet. These ratings should carry on in the 2022 Q5, and we may see the headlight tests come through too.