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The Q5 is one of the best choices among compact luxury SUVs. It has nimble and secure handling.
The ride is compliant and controlled, and the cabin is quiet. The smooth 248-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has plenty of power, yet this combination also returned a good 24 mpg overall in our tests. The available Audi Virtual Cockpit lets drivers switch between a traditional gauge cluster and a larger display that can focus on audio, phone, or navigation information. Fit and finish is impressive, and the seats are comfortable and supportive. Forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking are standard. Other available advanced safety features include blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning, and lane keeping assistance.
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2018-2019
2018 Redesign Year
The redesigned Q5 gets new styling, increased performance promise, and a growing list of advanced safety features. The new Q is also available with Audi's Virtual Cockpit, which lets you expand the cluster between the instrument panel's large gauges into a larger color screen that can display audio, phone, navigation, and travel information.
The standard audio system includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Like the A4, the Q5 is powered by an updated 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. Available advanced safety features include forward-collision warning with automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear-collision warning, and lane-keep assist.
$33,550 - $52,175
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$28,850 - $44,300
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2009-2017
2009 Redesign Year
The Q5 hits its target as a compact, luxurious and sporty SUV spot on. Handling is agile and sporty, among the best for an SUV.
The ride is steady and supple and the cabin is quiet. Early examples had the 3.2-liter V6 as the mainstream engine. It provides generous power and returns 19 mpg overall. In 2011 and later examples you're most likely to find a 2.0-liter turbo four which is less refined than the V6 but still punchy. With the eight speed automatic, this combination returned a commendable 21 mpg overall in our tests. The beautifully furnished interior benefits from supportive seats, but rear legroom and cargo space are rather modest. The MMI infotainment system takes some getting used to, but ultimately proves logical over time.
$23,900 - $36,350
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$19,050 - $30,600
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$15,975 - $24,975
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$13,300 - $20,800
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$11,575 - $16,125
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$10,025 - $14,500
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$8,950 - $10,900
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$8,500 - $9,700
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$7,425 - $8,725
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