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2023 Q5 40 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $44,200
2023 Q5 45 S line Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sport Utility Price:   -  From $46,700
2023 Q5 45 S line Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback Price:   -  From $51,000
2023 SQ5 3.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sport Utility Price:   -  From $56,500
2023 Q5 e 55 PHEV S line Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sport Utility Price:   -  From $57,400
2023 SQ5 3.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback Price:   -  From $59,900
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3.5 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2023 Audi Q5 arrives without any noteworthy changes for the new model year. A few features have shuffled around and there’s a new paint scheme, but beyond these minor changes, the 2023 Q5 is the same as the previous year.

Choosing Your Audi Q5

Audi offers the Q5 in a dizzying number of variations. There are two body styles: SUV and Sportback. Then, the Q5 lineup is divided by powertrains with the standard Q5, sporty SQ5, and electrified Q5 plug-in hybrid. In total, there are 16 different versions to choose from.

The regular Q5 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims that range from $44,595 (with destination) to $55,595. The Q5 Sportback is available in the same trims but has a sportier design and ranges from $51,395 to $60,395. The plug-in hybrid Q5 55 TFSI is also available in the same three trims but comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Pricing for the PHEV ranges from $56,595 to $66,495. The sporty SQ5 costs between $56,895 to $66,795 with the SQ5 Sportback ranging from $60,295 to $69,195.

Engine Choices

There are a total of four different engines to choose from in the Q5 lineup. The Q5 has two different engines, the SQ5 is available with one engine, and the plug-in hybrid Q5 55 TFSI e has its own powertrain. All-wheel drive is standard throughout the lineup. The Q5 comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the SQ5 utilizes an eight-speed automatic transmission.

We recommend upgrading over the base 40 TFSI powertrain to the 45 TFSI, which is an extra $2,500 on the regular Q5. The Q5 Sportback comes standard with the 45 TFSI powertrain. The 40 TFSI can feel underpowered on the highway and doesn’t have better fuel economy figures, either.

With a substantial upgrade in power, one would expect the SQ5 to be far less efficient than the regular Q5, but that’s not the case. The SQ5 also has a reasonable amount of power and isn’t some track-oriented vehicle, making it a realistic upgrade.

For consumers that want the flexibility of an electrified powertrain, the Q5 PHEV can travel up to 23 miles of range on electricity.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder201 hp236 lb-ft25 mpg
Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder261 hp273 lb-ft25 mpg
Turbo 2.0-liter PHEV362 hp369 lb-ft61 MPGe/26 mpg
Turbo 3.0-liter V6349 hp369 lb-ft21 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

All Q5 models offer seating for up to five. The SUV body style offers up to 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 54 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. The Sportback model has 24.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 51.9 cubic feet of total cargo space.

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Safety Features

The Q5 comes with a suite of advanced safety features as standard. The SUV comes with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, parking sensors, automatic high-beam assist, and adaptive cruise control.

The Premium Plus trim adds traffic jam assist, a surround-view parking camera, and lane-keeping assist. The Prestige trim comes with traffic sign recognition.

Connectivity

Audi offers the Q5 with a standard 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, 10 audio speakers, two USB ports, and Bluetooth.

Moving up to the Premium Plus trim adds Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a signal booster, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Prestige adds navigation, a head-up display, and a wireless charging pad.

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2023 Audi Q5 Premium – MSRP From $44,595

Pricing for the Q5 starts at $44,595, the Q5 PHEV costs $56,595, and the Q5 Sportback is priced at $51,395. Both come similarly equipped, though the Sportback comes with the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as standard.

The Premium trim comes well-equipped with LED exterior lights, aluminum roof rails, 18-inch wheels, and heated exterior mirrors. On the inside, the trim comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and wood trim.

The Convenience Package costs $1,100 and brings a memory system for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors, and advanced keyless entry. A panoramic sunroof is $1,450.

2023 Audi Q5 Premium Plus – MSRP From $50,095

The Q5 Premium Plus costs $50,095, the Q5 PHEV is priced at $61,195, and the Q5 Sportback Premium Plus starts at $55,295.

Standard features over the base trim include advanced keyless entry, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column.

The Warm Weather Package is priced at $1,450 and brings front sport seats, power-adjustable lumbar support, and ventilated front seats. Navigation is available for $1,500.

2023 Audi Q5 Prestige – MSRP From $55,595

The Q5 Prestige costs $55,595, the Q5 PHEV costs $66,495, and the Sportback version is priced at $60,395.

Compared to lower trims, the Prestige comes with Matrix LED headlights, LED taillights with unique animation, dual-pane acoustic glass, heated and cooled front cup holders, heated rear seats, and ventilated front seats.

2023 Audi SQ5 Premium – MSRP From $56,895

Pricing for the SQ5 Premium starts at $56,895 with the SQ5 Sportback Premium being priced at $60,295.

The SQ5 comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, 20-inch wheels, summer tires, a roof spoiler, adaptive suspension, stainless steel pedals, and carbon fiber trim. The Convenience Package ($1,100) and a panoramic sunroof ($1,450) are optional.

2023 Audi SQ5 Premium Plus – MSRP From $61,595

The SQ5 Premium Plus trim costs $61,595 and the Sportback version is priced at $63,995.

The Premium Plus trim brings the same standard features as the Q5 Premium Plus. The Warm Weather Package costs $600 and navigation is priced at $1,500. The S Sport Package brings red brake calipers, Sport adaptive air suspension, and a Sport rear differential for $3,000. Dynamic Steering costs $1,150.

2023 Audi SQ5 Prestige – MSRP From $66,795

The SQ5 Prestige costs $66,795, while the SQ5 Sportback Prestige is priced at $69,195.

The Prestige shares a lot of the same features as the Q5 Prestige. It’s available with the same optional packages as the SQ5 Premium Plus.

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CarsDirect Tip

With so many different trims, body styles, and powertrains to explore, getting into a 2023 Audi Q5 can be confusing. As far as trims, we recommend the Premium Plus, as it comes with a good mix of safety and high-tech features. For most people, the 261-hp four-cylinder engine has more than enough grunt for daily use, while the PHEV engine is too expensive to recommend. With extra cargo space, we think the regular SUV body style will be the more popular option with the Sportback’s polarizing design and smaller cargo area being a trade-off that will only appeal to a few shoppers.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Generous standard equipment
  • Every model drives nicely
  • Good infotainment
  • Impressive safety
Cons
  • Dour cabin
  • SQ5 prices get silly
  • Confusing model range
  • Rivals offer more for less
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A confusing variety of models and options. With over a dozen other models in the current Audi lineup, we question whether the Q5 range needs to be as complicated as it is. To begin with, there are two body styles – the standard Q5 and the more rakish (though mechanically identical) Sportback. There are four power outputs including performance SQ5 models and a hybrid (badged 55), plus a separate plug-in hybrid not yet released at the time of writing. There are three basic trim levels and a plethora of options, which can take prices anywhere from $44,695 to around $80,000.

Choosing your Q5 takes time, and also makes range-wide analysis tricky. The base 40 engine in Premium trim feels very different from an SQ5 Prestige. One thing we can say is that the Q5 is a bland car to look at and feels unremarkable inside, too. It’s very well assembled, but we’d recommend ordering the standard leather trim in brown leather to break up a sea of black.

All the power you need. Every Q5 has Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system fitted as standard, so traction and grip are impressive in every model. The range starts with a 40-badged model generating 201 hp, while a revised version of this two-liter turbo-4 produces an extra 60 hp in 45 guise. If hybrid power appeals, the 55 straps on a 17.9 kWh battery and an electric motor, boosting its output to 362 hp.

You can’t have a Sportback with the 40 engine, while the performance-badged SQ5 models are exclusively mated to a three-liter turbo unit generating 349 hp. They also receive lowered air suspension, upgraded brakes, and a limited-slip rear diff, though the steering doesn’t give you much confidence to exploit this surfeit of power. We also wish the SQ5 retained the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission fitted to lesser models – its eight-speed box is smooth enough but ultimately less dynamic.

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A spacious, well-equipped cabin. With largely aesthetic differences between the Q5 and Sportback, any model offers a large interior capable of seating five at a pinch, or four in comfort. The main difference is the Sportback’s 1.5-inch reduction in rear headroom, though every rear occupant gets a generous 38 inches of legroom to play with. Things are even better up front, where heated and power-adjustable leather chairs offer excellent support even without the SQ5’s more figure-hugging sports seats. At the other end, there’s 27 cubic feet of cargo space, more than doubling once the rear seats are dropped – though they don’t lie flat.

Standard leather is joined on every model by a ten-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, and 18-inch alloy wheels. With so many individual options to choose from, we’d stick with Premium trim and add features like a panoramic sunroof ($1,450) or the $1,100 Convenience Pack with its keyless start and heated steering wheel. Otherwise, you’ll be dropping $5,500 to acquire mid-range Premium Plus’s Bang & Olufsen stereo, active lane control, and sunroof. Prestige costs an additional $5,500, though it does offer a head-up display, navigation, self-parking, and ventilated front seats.

A safe place to sit. SUV buyers expect high levels of safety, and the Q5 has received a clean bill of health from both the NHTSA and IIHS, barring some reservations about the headlights on non-Prestige models. We’re pleased to see automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control fitted as standard across the range, though active lane control is restricted to Premium Plus models and above. Only Prestige benefits from a head-up display, which is disappointing when you think Mazda bundles it into its far cheaper CX-5 SUV.

Final thoughts. That last sentence highlights the biggest problem with the Q5 – its competitors. Stepping into it after time in a Volvo XC60 feels like you’ve traveled back ten years. Nor does Audi have the monopoly on build quality it used to – the Mercedes-Benz GLC feels like it’ll last forever as well while offering far more pizzazz. It’s impossible to recommend a top-end SQ5 when its near-$80,000 price is approaching Range Rover Sport territory, while a Calligraphy-edition Hyundai Santa Fe is on a different planet internally compared to the equivalently priced Q5.

So is the Q5 a busted flush? Absolutely not. Despite its bewilderingly large range, every model is well-equipped, well-assembled, good to drive, and comfortable to be driven in. It might lack character, but it’s spacious enough and has a good infotainment system. Performance is lusty from any engine, and the upcoming plug-in hybrid should transform the middling fuel economy of existing models. Add in a four-year warranty, strong residual values, and the kudos of that four-ring badge, and the Q5 is a car you can feel good about buying and owning.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Transmission
7-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time Quattro Ultra All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time Quattro Ultra All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
184.3 "
Exterior Width
74.5 "
Exterior Height
65.5 "
Front Headroom
39.6 " / 38.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.3 " / 37.7 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,079 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated / Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Metal-look
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
8-way (8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 19 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense City Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure / Lane Departure / Audi Active Lane Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Traffic Jam Assist Hands-on Steering Assist / Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Audi Parking System Plus Front And Rear / Audi Park Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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