Stylish and sporty, the Q5 is one of the better choices among compact luxury SUVs The Q5 feels solid, is rewarding to drive and has a plush, quiet cabin. Audi's mid-size SUV delivers handling agility that inspires confidence and makes it fun-to-drive. The ride tends to come across as firm initially, but proves to be absorbent when needed and steady when cruising.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Sports car-handling handling, good acceleration when on the turbo yet on the highway I get consistently fuel economy of 28-30.5 MPG at 65 to 80 MPH."

Anonymous, MT (2013 Audi Q5)

"With the 3L V6 Supercharged engine, this SUV has lots of power. Handles like a dream."

Stu M., AB (2013 Audi Q5)

"The Q5 has very good acceleration and handles more like a car than an SUV. It is also a very reliable drive in snow and on slick roads."

Fred V., PA (2013 Audi Q5)

"The Audi has great handling (four wheel drive) and enough acceleration that can be used on the rare occasions it is needed."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Exceptionally nice smooth Quiet and powerful acceleration with its 3litre supercharged V6 engine. Quite nice to drive. Has delightfully short turning radius combined with excellent visibility makes this vehicle a dream to drive and park in the city."

Stu M., AB (2013 Audi Q5)

"This is a very competent vehicle with great acceleration, a comfortable ride, and great visibility."

Michael K., WA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration with the hybrid takes some getting-used-to. If you expect to need to accelerate quickly; e.g., to maneuver in freeway traffic, it's necessary to go to Sport mode to feel safe. However, since the hybrid is no longer being sold, it's OBE'd. Handling is very good, especially with the runflat tires, as the turn-in response and body roll are better controlled with the stiffer sidewalls. I wish the regenerative braking were more aggressive. Would save the brakes and help in downshifting for deceleration."

Roger M., WA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Floats a little"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Audi Q5)

"The hybrid drive in town and down slopes is quiet & efficient. The turbo charge on hwy & passing is very quick and comfortable when it engages. The AWD is very effective in snow, do not have to shovel the drive first thing."

Dueane S., BC (2013 Audi Q5)

"Handle s the road very well it doesn’t lean. Quiet and smooth acceleration and lots of power."

Stella C., VA (2013 Audi Q5)

"The engine will hesitate when it is cold before you accelerate. Sometimes the transmission will jump or lurch when coasting to a stop."

Anonymous, ID (2013 Audi Q5)

"Super driving experience. Car is very quiet and lots of power"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Great acceleration and gas mileage."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Around town acceleration is good, but on the interstate it is outstanding. just squeeze the right pedal and you are gone! Handling is very good. Drove my way out of an almost certain accident situation once."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Quick and responsive"

Michael H., TN (2013 Audi Q5)

"I have a hybrid and the acceleration is not great. It has a definite hesitation when acclerating"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Audi Q5)

"Very quick acceleration (3.0l engine). Very nice agile handling. Confidence with quattro AWD."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Although a SUV, the Q5 handles like a sports car cornering flat and accurate with excellent acceleration when passing."

Anonymous, MT (2013 Audi Q5)

"For average everyday driving, it handles well with plenty of pep and gets great gas mileage."

Michael B., IL (2013 Audi Q5)

"It is quick to respond. Step on the gas and it accelerates quickly. Love the ease of driving and how it can turn on a dime. I never understood what people meant by enjoying to drive their car until I drove the Q5. It is truly a great driving experience."

DEBBIE H., MO (2013 Audi Q5)

"Car handles like it's on rails and is super easy to drive on the highway. We notice much less fatigue on highway trips with the Audi than on other cars we've owned. 2.0L turbo engine has plenty of power mated to 8 speed automatic. Only quirks is that occasionally there is a surge at low speeds when transmission decides to downshift when accelerating from low speed on grade."

DONALD O., GA (2013 Audi Q5)

"It steers and accelerates like any other Audi. I have the 3.0 engine."

PAUL S., NY (2013 Audi Q5)

"While shopping for the Audi Q5, we test-drove many other comparable vehicles. Audi, when it comes to performance machines combined with luxury, outclasses them all. My wife literally had a car-gasm as we test-drove the Audi on the highway. She screamed out loud as it rocketed up past 80 (quite accidentally) without missing a beat and the handling resembles driving a smooth, well-greased roller coaster. We drove BMW, Mercedes, Cadilac, etc. Nothing comes close to the quality, attention to de"

CHRISTOPHER C., MD (2013 Audi Q5)

"Great passing acceleration due to hybrid"

PETER A., AB (2013 Audi Q5)

"It drives like an Audi A4, very sports car like handling."

Anonymous, MT (2013 Audi Q5)

"My Q5 is a v6 supercharged AWD For a 4300 lb vehicle, acceleration is excellent and it corners amazingly."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Audi Q5)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"After 4 years it's a little noisy, other than that it's very comfortable"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Audi Q5)

"For a SUV, it drives much like a sports car with that tight, controlled handling and nice cornering feel that is quiet, comfortable, and luxury feeling. And the rear seats recline!"

Anonymous, MT (2013 Audi Q5)

"Suer vehicle - my wife drives it and loves it. 3 L V6 Supercharged, has effortless quiet power. Love the short turning radius, especially around town, parking. Ride is very nice, visibility excellent. great seats. Quiet vehicle, in two and on highway trips."

Stu M., AB (2013 Audi Q5)

"The brakes squeak and I have taken it to the dealer a number of times and they say there is nothing they can do, it is normal. But they are very loud, to the point where other drivers turn to look. Worse in the cold weather"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable ride"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi Q5)

"It's very quiet. The seats are well positioned and with just enough control to move around. The leather has held up to through the five years of wear. Color has not faded. It would have been nice to have presets for the positions of different drivers, but this is not of great consequence."

Heather H., CA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Great ride. No rattles or noise, German engineering shines."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Audi Q5)

"This car allow comfortable driving for 10-12 hours at a time in quiet luxury."

Anonymous, MT (2013 Audi Q5)

"There is a little bit of noise from after-market runflat tires, but not bad. Engine noise is nominal. Ride is very good. I prefer the ride with the stiffer-sidewall tires (runflats) that are on their vs. the originals. Seats are great."

Roger M., WA (2013 Audi Q5)

"I'm 5 feet tall so the seats are adjustable so that I can see over the steering wheel. The side view mirrors can sometimes cause a serious blind date spot, because they are so big"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi Q5)

"Stiffer ride of course than our A8, but quite acceptable. Front Seats are very comfortable, drivers visibility is excellent. Rear seats are ok but for 3hour drives not as comfortable as would wish for. All in all quite comfortable for an SUV."

Stu M., AB (2013 Audi Q5)

"Comfortable"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Audi Q5)

"Confortable ride. Minimum outside noise"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Audi Q5)

"Seats are harder than normal. Not very comfortable on long drives"

Michael M., GA (2013 Audi Q5)

"German cars are designed for driving. This is no exception. The seats and driving controls are almost perfect. I can drive this car for 300+ miles without being fatigued or in pain. Drove its predecessor ('08 A3) 900 miles in 15 hours."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Ongoing resonating noise since vehicle was new. Audi dealer (and Audi) didn't have much interest in my concerns. I'm not upset enough to get rid of vehicle but enough to no longer give the dealer my business and probably won't purchase another Audi."

Peter V., WA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Not comfortable for trip over several hours"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Audi Q5)

"Thigh support is insufficient without the sport seats."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi Q5)

"Generally quite comfortable high seating. Tend to sink into the seat a little more than I'd like on long trips. Ride, quietness is very good."

ROSS L., CA (2013 Audi Q5)

"I'm short (5'), so it's critical for me to have seats that are adjustable for my needs and so that I don't have to sit on pillows or use pedal blocks to reach the gas and break pedals. The climate control is nice, but it's a little awkward to adjust the fan speed while you are driving. Also, it would be nice if the passenger could independently adjust the fan, after all they can adjust the temperature, why not the fan?"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi Q5)

"While a small vehicle, the Q5 seems fairly roomy inside, the seats are very comfortable for the 8-10 hours cross country trips for which we use it."

Anonymous, MT (2013 Audi Q5)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"We bought the TDI diesel and it's performance and mileage is very good."

John A., WI (2013 Audi Q5)

"This car has been the most reliable we have ever owned. Maintenance if very reasonable, the tires do not need to ever be rotated and the oil only needs to be changed every 10,000 miles."

Michael B., IL (2013 Audi Q5)

"Car is a bit more than comparable Ford or Honda, but driving and comfort are first rate. Worth the extra money."

DONALD O., GA (2013 Audi Q5)

"Car is solid. Good mileage. Plenty of ooomph. Quite comfortable for the price"

ROSS L., CA (2013 Audi Q5)

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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