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

"Incredible torque! It is a pleasure to drive."

SCOTT W., ME (2014 Audi Q5)

"handles great, acceleration is outstanding, ride is comfortable. I love this car."

CRAIG L., WA (2014 Audi Q5)

"I have the SQ5 model, so much more power and better handling than the non-S models. On the flip-side, the ride is somewhat stiff and road imperfections are less isolated than in a non-S model."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Handles like a sports car."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Amazing performance with the diesel and excellent efficiency. 5.8 l/100 km on highway trips. S-line suspension is top-notch."

JAMES P., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"I have the hybrid model model and like the fuel economy and power added by the electric motor, I find that the transition from electric to gas motor is harsh and very noticeable."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Audi Q5)

"Love the diesel power and drivability. Dives so nice on all road conditions, from dirt roads to high speed, we love driving it. It's is very comfortable and every thing works great except for wifi. Wifi has been replaced once and is loosing connection again. Have to keep ejecting and reinstalling chip to get it to connect. Really love the wifi when working."

BRIAN O., CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"The SQ5 handles well and accelerates like a sports car. Very solid and feels safe to drive in all weather conditions."

RANDALL B., OR (2014 Audi Q5)

"This is is a fun car to drive - It has a lot of 'pep' and it handles like a dream."

CYNTHIA P., NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Drives and handles well. Wish It had a little more power and acceleration getting on the freeway."

WILILAM D., AZ (2014 Audi Q5)

"excellnt"

DAVID E., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Diesel gives good gas mileage with good power."

RONALD B., NV (2014 Audi Q5)

"Wonderful acceleration and handling; a pleasure to drive."

DONALD M., NC (2014 Audi Q5)

"With the diesel engine, driving and accelerating are effortless. It has amazing power and fuel economy over 32MPG overall. 40MPG highway with all wheel drive. Amazing."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Audi Q5)

"The diesel engine has great pickup and it handles more like a car. I love the car but am disappointed that its emissions are a fraud."

STEVEN G., CO (2014 Audi Q5)

"3.0 TDI Diesel is amazing"

MICHAEL Z., NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration is incredible. Very fast and capable. Great gas mileage also."

DAVID C., IL (2014 Audi Q5)

"For a 2 litre engine in a 2 tonne car it works very well. If I bought the same car again I think a slightly tighter handling setup and a bit more power would be good. Note that Audi did sell a Q5, the SQ5, with those attributes but at a fair amount more money. I am not complaining at all."

TIM L., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Nimble with good acceleration"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"The car is a pleasure to drive, good response. It drives like a car, yet this is an SUV"

Bruno P., OH (2014 Audi Q5)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Audi Q5)

"The torque associated with the diesel engine makes it feel more than a sports car than an SUV. Even with a loaded car, hill climbs feel like interstates."

Cynthia D., GA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration uneven. Car lurches from stop or low speeds"

Ray C., NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Excellent acceleration -my first diesel and love it.Have driven it from Toronto to California and Florida (twice)and back with full load including bikes on the back and it never missed a beat. Hopefully domestics will offer diesels in their SUVs"

John W., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very good power. Expect will be lost with emission compliance resolution"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"The combination of the gas and electric motors give excellent acceleration both from a standstill and when passing and best of all we are achieving a combined city and highway average fuel consumption of 8.6 liters per 100 Km.. This average is since we purchased the vehicle in 2014 and over 47,00 KM."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Audi Q5)

"smooth ride accelerate nicely"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Audi Q5 diesel is outstanding in performance and handling. Some turbo lag in normal driving but overall best engine I have ever owned. Mileage is outstanding at 800 km per fillip. I have also owned the 4 and 6 cylinder Q5. Nice but not exciting like the diesel.It is all about torque."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"I would buy this car again in a heartbeat- even with all the "VW cheat" drama. The TDI still has amazing get-up-and-go, gets fabulous gas mileage, sticks in the curves like a Quattro should, has not had a single service issue in the 3 years I've owned it, and is just plain fun to drive!"

Cat M., NC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Quattro all wheel drive makes the Q5 very confident to drive in all situations and weather. Strong accretion from 2.0T, don't really need the 3.0"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Great acceleration and very responsive steering."

Arnie S., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

"Drives like a dream except for the crappy auto start/stop which can jerk so abruptly/hard it hurts my wrist. Accelerates strongly for its size and weight."

Michael D., OH (2014 Audi Q5)

"very frisky and corners well"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very responsive"

Michael S., KY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Good on both."

Robert I., AZ (2014 Audi Q5)

"On cool/cold mornings, first shift can sometimes be rough"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"Tdi has strong linear power. Doesnt care about load or hills. Great handling if you like a stiffer tighter feel to your driving ecperience. Silly good gas mileage. Average 6.4 summer and 6.8 winter. 80 percent highway."

Martin W., MB (2014 Audi Q5)

"This is the best vehicle I have ever owned in terms of acceleration and handling - very quick and responsive, only drawback are the softness of the brakes"

Anonymous, ND (2014 Audi Q5)

"Great handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"This is the best driving car that I've ever driven."

John S., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very good acceleration and handling a notch above just about anything else on the market"

William P., MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Braking when stopped"

Tim B., SC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Good pickup for SUV. Handles very well also."

Paul T., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

"good acceleration with v6 and turbo; quattro gives solid feeling of stability and control"

Ned S., NC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Great handling"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Audi Q5)

"great low rpm torque very satisfying (supercharged) road feel is satisfying quiet smooth acceleration feels almost electric handling is sporty for an suv"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"v6 has great acceleration; handling is good to very good"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Handles very well for an SUV. Acceleration is smooth."

Christian S., PA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Superior handling in all weather, fun to drive"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Best drive feel amongst any car I have driven (BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti)"

Kaukab N., TN (2014 Audi Q5)

"The vehicle is very responsive with plenty of power."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"The Q5 3.0T has excellent pick up and is an extremely smooth ride. One negative complaint is the squeking brakes that the Audi Service states they can't fix on this model. Hard to believe since I have had three oother Audis that did not have squeaking brakes"

Stephen P., NM (2014 Audi Q5)

"Good acceleration, although less responsive after diesel fix"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"It has the power to accelerate quickly using the turbo when needed"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very good acceleration for a diesel. Highway miles per gallon approaches 40."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Handles incredibly well. Steering is responsive and tight and the car hugs the road. A true European driving machine."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Excellent and smooth acceleration, easily handles even toughest corners"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Audi Q5)

"Happy with acceleration in 2.0 engine with turbo. Use sport mode for acceleration onto highway if a heavy merge. As good as previous 6 cylinder engines I have had. Handling is very good, not vague."

Tom G., NJ (2014 Audi Q5)

"Great acceleration, fuel economy (TDI) and handling"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"The torque of the 3.0L diesel engine is phenomenal. You never question your ability to accelerate. Car handles like a dream on all road and surface conditions, but a minimum of high performance A/S tires are a must to maximize comfort and drivability of this car."

Cynthia D., GA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Audi Q5)

"Ever since the emissions "fix" my Q5 TDI stalls frequently when the start/stop system restarts the car, and the car often lurches between 1600 and 2000 RPM as I accelerate through third gear. Audi doesn't seem to understand the problem and no fix has been suggested."

Steven G., CO (2014 Audi Q5)

"see previous"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Great acceleration for the turbo 4 cyl"

Jeffrey K., AZ (2014 Audi Q5)

"Outstanding experience. Solidly built and handles in that quality equals a secure driving experience."

Duncan M., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very nice handling"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very good acceleration. Massive amounts of torque. Runs down the road at highway speeds just above idle rpm. Used to run on diesel fumes until the TDI upgrade was done. Unfortunately it is a diesel and therefore and orphan vehicle."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration, handling, and ride comfort excellent."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Audi Q5)

"TDI (diesel) provides excellent economy and performance even after the diesel update."

James P., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very peppy for 4 cylinder turbo"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Drives and handles almost like a VW GTi. Drives and handles better than any other SUV I've ever driven.i"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Audi Q5)

"The drive trane and engine on this vehicle are excellent , the transition through the gears is very smooth and quiet."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Outstanding comfort, handling and acceleration. Long road trips are very pleasant due to quite cabin and comfortable seats. As an enthusiastic driver, I love the handling. It’s not sports cars quality but close enough. Diesel torque is amazing. It has very good acceleration. Living in a mountainous state, this makes climbing steep hills a breeze."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Audi Q5)

"no complaints"

David G., CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Lots of pep. It's a fun car to drive and really handles the curves."

Chris S., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

"Compared to even the Q5 gas powered, the Q5 diesel power has a much smoother and more comfortable and stable ride. Going around curves feels even more secure than the gas model."

Stephen W., FL (2014 Audi Q5)

"The diesel engine provides amazing torque, acceleration and fuel mileage It handles very well for an SUV."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Audi Q5)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"squeaky brakes when cold and unused. 2 dealers have said that is part of having awesome brakes. on the flipside, my brakes are 3 years old and all report that they are like new."

SUZANNE S., MN (2014 Audi Q5)

"Comfortable seats on longer road-trips"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"One of few models with extendable driver seat for tall driver comfort. Seat length was a significant factor in new car purchsase"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Wished rear seats could recline more."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Passenger side noise over bumps. Dealer did a good job of lessening it."

MELVIN W., CT (2014 Audi Q5)

"very good ride with little noise"

RICHARD F., NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"Somewhat small"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Audi Q5)

"The Q5 is worth it to me purely from the ergonomics; I can drive it for long periods without feeling cramped and hurting my back. The sport seats are excellent. The car is incredibly quiet, you can hold a normal conversation at highway speeds. The engine is extremely quiet thanks to the now found to be fradulent "acoustic mode" where the injection system squirts a pre-charge of fuel to soften the diesel clatter."

STEVEN G., CO (2014 Audi Q5)

"Seats are too firm for long distance driving. Very secure and comfortable for shorter distances. Electronics and the digital system controls are too busy and very distracting to use when driving."

STEPHEN L., OR (2014 Audi Q5)

"The seats could be more comfortable - too hard for long drives. And it could be quieter inside the car."

NINA L., CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Nice drive and ride. Comfortable."

S S., GA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable on long trips, quiet and fun to drive with good fuel economy"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Never stiff after a long trip"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Audi Q5)

"The Q5 is a very comfortable vehicle to drive but at the same time handling is firm and confident. The seats are supportive and comfortable over long distances. The noise level in the cabin could be a little more quiet given the price of the vehicle."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Audi Q5)

"It is the perfect highway cruiser-no complaints."

John W., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"quite comfortable for an SUV"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Everything! This is an unbelievably comfortable SUV. It handles every bit as well as my older BMW 3-series but add comfort and spaciousness. This Q-5 has power and performance but is also quiet and comfortable."

Debra K., CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable. Good back support. Best handling car in snow and ice that I have ever owned."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Ride is on the stiff side. Seat width needs improvement. Too small, especially in the front seats Cabin is quiet"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable and easy to drive"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"I am a relatively big man and the Q5 does not have a lot of leg room for me. My wife loves it and the size fits her to a tee."

Chris S., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

"The sense of comfort and security relative to handling and the tight fit. This car reeks of quality inside and out."

Duncan M., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

"see previious"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Seats provide excellent support and are easy to adjust. Ride is comfortable and car like."

Frederick H., NJ (2014 Audi Q5)

"The seats in this car are extremely firm - They hurt our butts - Also the head rest is so high it is made for very tall people - I'm 5' 1" and my head hits the space between the seat and the head rest. Very annoying."

Cynthia P., NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"I love this car its quiet, ride is wonderful."

Cher H., CO (2014 Audi Q5)

"The car is very quiet and smooth on the highway and the ergonomics of the seats are good for a tall person like me. I can't drive Japanese cars because they are designed by and for shorter people."

Steven G., CO (2014 Audi Q5)

"Legs fall asleep during longer drives, need ability to adjust very front of seat cushion up and down."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Extremely comfortable seats, controls are within easy reach. Visibility is good."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Audi Q5)

"excellent seat design re size, adjustment, heat, finish fride is on firm side but excellent handling at speed cabin is quiet engine very quiet and smooth transmission is extremely smooth , shifts almost undetectable"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Great comfort"

Cher H., CO (2014 Audi Q5)

"For an SUV, excellent combination of ride, performance and comfort. Better than the BMW X3 and the Lexus RX350 we test drove"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable seats , multiple adjustments with electric controls. Ride is smooth with very little road noise Had an issue with noise (rattle) from moonroof but dealer fixed it under warranty."

Tom G., NJ (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very adjustable, firm seats"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Audi Q5)

"Brakes are lousy - noisy and not very good stopping performance. Even worse after dealer replacement of pads. Dealer service was weak - Danbury (Weeks) Audi. Rattling and noise from sunroof. Exhaust noise and rattling under and muffler."

Christopher B., CT (2014 Audi Q5)

"Ride is quiet and handling is responsive."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Audi Q5)

"Comfortable and quiet ride"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Quiet. Smooth ride. Responsive stiff solid feel both steering and tight handling."

Martin W., MB (2014 Audi Q5)

"The seats are more comfortable than any other car I;ve been in. I am 6'5" so most cars are too short and I have seat and roof problems. But the Audi has enough head room even with sun roof, and enough leg room, and I don't have to put the seat so far down to fit that I can no longer lean my elbow on the window sill."

Stephen W., FL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Leather seats are very comfortable and the seat position is high enough to achieve maximum vision around the entire car."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Audi Q5)

"no complaints about the way this car feels -- seats are very comfortable, esp. on long drives."

David G., CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Quiet - low road noise. Ride is very smooth and car responds well. Only complaint is the delay when stepping on accelerator before car starts to accelerate."

Brian P., VA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable and adjustable front seats. Quiet ride with sporty handling."

William P., MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very quiet ride"

Garry H., NY (2014 Audi Q5)

"The seats are very comfortable. However, the noise level when driving on freeways at over 55 mph is excessive ."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Audi Q5)

"For extended road trips, these "German" seats don't wear you out! Road noise is minimal, but depends in large part to type of tires. Ride feels like you are in control."

Cynthia D., GA (2014 Audi Q5)

"The custom upholstery and the driving experience are really geat"

John S., ON (2014 Audi Q5)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Overall this is the best car I have ever owned. It is the prefect combination of luxury, comfort, and looks with the handling of a performance sedan in a cross-over SUV."

ROBERT B., VA (2014 Audi Q5)

"I am very dissatisfied with Audi's response to the emission control issue. I don't think they are going to make me whole at the end of the day."

GLORI B., BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very good fuel economy, with the cruise control on at highway speeds I can get 37 mpg."

SCOTT W., ME (2014 Audi Q5)

"Negotiated a good purchase price. Not happy with the diesel issue, and the electronics are simply not user friendly."

DAVID G., CA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Very quiet on highway,very comfortable seats for long trips. Very responsive acceleration without engine/transmission noise. Amazingly fast stops! Interior fit and finish exceptional. Learning curve for controls incl. MMI but user friendly. Amazing heat at -30 degrees (Celius),consistent temperature through entire car - no cold spots. A lot of fun to drive very good handling characteristics."

C C., AB (2014 Audi Q5)

"Comfort of the seats, ability to see all areas, heated seats. Sorry I didn't pay for the next step up so I could have navigation, back-up camera, and side visibility"

HAROLD M., NH (2014 Audi Q5)

"I was betrayed! I have the 3 litre TDI engine with the cheating software on it. And the car cost $72k with taxes and all, more than I spent on my first house. For a lie."

LESLIE H., WA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Expensive to buy but cheap to run. Not sure what resale will be like with diesel scandal"

MARTIN M., BC (2014 Audi Q5)

"TDI vehicles - angry about emission issues"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Audi Q5)

"It is pretty much a Porsche Cayenne at a $20K discount. It even has the same paddle-shifters if you want to drive it in manual mode."

Malcolm C., RI (2014 Audi Q5)

"The 3.0L diesel engine is superb! The overall average of 30mpg since ownership and 35mpg hwy is more than I expected and has more than repaid my premium for the diesel engine."

Cynthia D., GA (2014 Audi Q5)

"My Audi has been very reliable. It is built ell and still looks good"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Audi Q5)

"Terrible MMI control system, also these idiots do not have a dip stick to check engine oil level. Our car had a major oil leak/failure."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Audi Q5)

"The best I can say about the Audi Q5 is the quality of this vehicle. It is solid. Other than regular maintenance, I have not had any issues, either minor or major, mechanically."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Audi Q5)

"This car is the worst dealer/car maker support of any car i have ever purchased. i will never buy another audi. Zero value for the cost of this car."

Craig C., NJ (2014 Audi Q5)

"Good value for the cost at time of purchase. Under-rated SUV in my opinion."

Paul T., MO (2014 Audi Q5)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Eye Poping and current"

DANIEL L., MA (2014 Audi Q5)

"Most backseat passengers have difficulty entering and exiting as the door openings are tight in the foot area. 3 adults would be crowded in the backseat."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Audi Q5)

"Looks great, love the MPG, acceleration, touch lock and unlock feature."

HAROLD M., NH (2014 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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