Stylish and sporty, the Q5 is one of the better choices among compact luxury SUVs, a growing category that includes the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. The Q5 feels solid, is rewarding to drive and has a plush, quiet cabin. Typically equipped it's priced in the mid- to high-$40,000s. The Q5 delivers handling agility that inspires confidence and makes it fun-to-drive.
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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

"The low end torque is a little weak. Midrange and Top end is good. The handling is good, small turning radius is great."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Audi Q5)

"Power and handling are very reactive. I enjoy the European driving style."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Audi Q5)

"This car has a very responsive 4 cil motor, the handling feels very good and it has great brakes, anyone would feel very secure in this vehicle."

Ramon C., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"very smooth and tight handling. quiet ride. A little underpowered"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Lack of tech; awkwardness of media controls."

Alvena W., NC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Great acceleration, excellent handling and controls- exciting to drive. The car is super quiet and wonderful to be in."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"The Audi handles well and has very good accelerator response. It's is a pleasure to drive."

Albro D., FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Your previous questions don't allow for my engine choice. It is the excellent 3.0l TDI that accelerates like a banshee if needed, and gets great fuel mileage ( 33 mpg overall/ 36 on long trips.) Audi vehicles handle extremely well, and the Q5 is no exception. It's incredible torque and Quattro make driving a pleasure. I can drive sedately, or like a sports car."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Audi Q5)

"Handling is exceptional. Acceleration from a stop in non-sport mode surges."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"It feels wonderfully solid on the road with wide wheel stance. The eight gears are matched perfectly to torq."

Richard T., NM (2016 Audi Q5)

"Fun to drive. Handles well in all situations and is especially nice when merging with highway traffic."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"Good acceleration, decent mpg, responsive handling. Feel very secure driving this vehicle."

Stephen B., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"very good acceleration for overtaking /passing/ mv's"

Richard F., NY (2016 Audi Q5)

"This model SUV handles, accelerates and stops much better than the standard model. I don't care so much about the powerful engine as I do about the handling and braking. The brakes are excellent and I can take curves faster than I would in the non-sport version (Q5). The steering is very good but not great. I prefer steering that isn't over-powered. The SQ5 has just a bit too much power at speed than I would like. I get a solid and safe feel while driving."

James B., CO (2016 Audi Q5)

"Handling is superb; acceleration is average."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Handling, acceleration and braking are superb."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Audi Q5)

"The vehicle is very fun to drive - great acceleration even on hills. Very responsive handling. Only issue is the timing of the brakes - computer needs a moment to think about it before the brakes engage."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Responsive and nimble on curves."

Daniel H., PA (2016 Audi Q5)

"On a drive this past winter, the road conditions were very snowy. This car with Michelin ice radials was the most reassuring of any vehicle I have ever owned in these conditions. There was none of the usual jittery small deviations."

Anonymous, BC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Exceptional acceleration and handling for a mid-size SUV."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Audi Q5)

"It has enough power and quickly responds to acceleration and deceleration actions"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Audi Q5)

"The six-cylinder turbo diesel is packed with power; the fuel efficiency is remarkably good; the handling is excellent."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration good handling great"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"This SUV is responsive and has adequate acceleration for merging onto highways."

Dave M., SC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Handles exceptionally well in my estimation on the road under all conditions. I like being able to take sharp curves as higher speeds without the wheels losing their sure footing on the road. Accelerating is quite satisfactory for my wife and me. We are not in the habit of slamming the pedal to the metal when starting out from a stop. But when we need an extra boost when passing or in order to avoid a dangerous situation, the acceleration is there. From experience, I have learned how important it is to be able to get out of the way as quickly as possible."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Audi Q5)

"Great sporty handling and acceleration while giving superior fuel economy"

Anonymous, IA (2016 Audi Q5)

"For a turbo 4cylinder, the vehicle is quite fast and accelerates much better than the last 4cyclinder car I owned. I’m glad I bought it. It is a very comfortable small SUV. Comfortable for 4 average sized individuals comfortably."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Audi Q5)

"it has all the power any one could need on the roads and it handles so well that you feel part of the road"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Audi Q5)

"Good acceleration and very quiet smooth ride"

Walter H., IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Good acceleration. Handles corners and winding roads superbly."

Anonymous, ID (2016 Audi Q5)

"Excellent. The Q5 3.0 supercharged has very good acceleration and the handling is very sports like."

Rick L., TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"Excellent acceleration, very good handling. Secure vehicle to drive in the snow, with snow tires."

Sebastian V., NY (2016 Audi Q5)

"Stated previously—handling and responsiveness are terrific. Acceleration is not so good — S line is noticeably far better."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Audi Q5)

"very sharp -- makes you feel in control of the car at all times"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Audi Q5)

"I love this driving car, it is a lot of fun. It is so nice to have a car with such great acceleration and handling."

Melissa D., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very strong"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Performance and handling"

Jerry G., AB (2016 Audi Q5)

"excellent cornering at much higher than posted speeds; safe and predictable in emergencies - excellent smooth stops in emergency situation. Car always feels under control."

P C., BC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Outstanding power and handling for an suv."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"Good handling and acceleration. Occasional turbo lag"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very very responsive. Very quick acceleration. Effortless passing and merging. Tight handling."

Louis P., OR (2016 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration and handling are top rate."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Audi Q5)

"I have the SQ5 performance is great. Motor Trend has it 0-60 4.8 seconds"

G K., IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Torque heavy engine, superb milage, sporty handling"

Francois A., QC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Big diesel engine for a small SUV, great power and handling"

Roger S., VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"The turbo engine has more than enough power for all of my driving, including freeway driving with better gas mileage. The handling is quick and responsive--more like a sports car."

Linda R., WI (2016 Audi Q5)

"Steering wanders and cannot be corrected"

Clay D., FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"The exceleration & cornering of the Q5 is as good or better than my Lexus SC430!"

Gary L., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"acceleration is slow & the car has that very American sloppy steering reminisent of an old Chrysler"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Audi Q5)

"Excellent handling, good breaks. A little lag & surge when accelerating from a stop."

JAMES M., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Astonishing acceleration and handling with the 3.0T Amazingly fun to drive"

ROB E., WA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Surprisingly good performance from the 2.0 engine. Also pleasantly surprised at overall cost to operate, very low compared to previously owned smaller cars."

MARY P., FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Accelerates & corners better than my Lexus SC430!!"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very good hiway drive - smooth quiet responsive/ better than the BMW X3 I traded in."

P C., BC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very fast, smooth and powerful"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"lots of power and corners well"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Weverything is good about this car. It is quiet, handling really well with Quattro and acceleration is great with the turbo."

RS C., WA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration/pickup is very good given the turbo; even at high speeds there is always enough power to accelerate. Handling is tight in making turns and the car provides a good 'feel' for the driver."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Needs 6 cylinder for better acceleration. Only thing I would do differently."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Q5 with 4 cylinder turbo drives great, fast, good mileage and great overall control."

VINCE D., FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"This car has the 3.0 engine, and is far superior to the base 2.0 engine. This car will jump to highway speeds in sport mode in seconds, and has lots of power to go. It can scare you if you're not paying attention it's so powerful!"

James C., MO (2016 Audi Q5)

"The handling in the Audi Q5 has been excellent, just like as if I am driving s sports car."

Roc C., WA (2016 Audi Q5)

"The vehicle handles well for its higher profile and has good acceleration for its smaller 2.0 liter engine."

Todd B., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very nimble handling SUV, acceleration and stopping is very good. Pleasure to drive"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"The handling is excellent. This car is very enjoyable to drive. Acceleration is also very good. (Turbo charged 2.0l engine)."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"Quattro with torque vectoring and switchable ride modes. This vehicle handles like one half it's weight."

M M., NC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Great pick up and nimble handling"

Rick H., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Acceleration & handling is joyful yet comfortable, quiet and smooth. . The automatic shifting is a bit rough and slightly clunky before it warms up."

Kelly A., MA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very responsive for a 4 cylinder. Nimble handling and quick acceleration for a 4 cylinder. Very limited cargo space."

Michael L., CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"It drives like a car not a truck."

David F., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats & ride are extremely comfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Could not find the exact category for this comment. Have had many instances of the car locking itself randomly just after I get out. Have had several instances of the drivers seat position memory changing by itself after driving it, but not during driving."

Fred S., KS (2016 Audi Q5)

"upright position in very comfortable seats for short or long distances...road noise is muted"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Audi Q5)

"ride is very solid without noise"

G K., IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very comfort on long and short rides. AC and heat are easy and effective. Acceleration is slow."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Audi Q5)

"very quiet and smooth ride, you can modify your seats to have mor comfort and save the seting"

Ramon C., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"For a premium car there is too much road noise."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"It is a very comfortable car for both long and short trips. Suspension firm, but compliant. Good handling. Low noise. Can exit car after 6 hour drive without fatigue."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very quiet interior and the seats are very comfortable with all necessary adjustments easily available."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Audi Q5)

"There are only 2 memory settings and wish there were 3. There is no easy entry/exit function for the drivers seat where it lowers and goes all the way back when you stop the car and open the door, This feature is very important for older individuals and people with back problems."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Front seats very comfortable, even after 8 hours. Smooth ride. Great cornering and control on winding roads."

Anonymous, ID (2016 Audi Q5)

"Seat adjustments"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Able to drive several hours with comfortable seats."

Dave M., SC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Quiet, comfortable ride."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable, bolsters could be better"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Seats are excellent, especially with Audi lumbar control: in/out And up/down so I can get a perfect driving with comfort"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Audi Q5)

"It rides extremely well"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Audi Q5)

"Both the front passenger and driver seats are controllable 6 ways"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Audi Q5)

"seats are very comfortable. noise level very low for a diesel"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very comfortable, quiet and smooth riding"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very quiet, very comfortable seats, noise is quite low."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"It’s very quiet & has a comfortable ride. I particularly enjoy the dynamic cruise control on long trips."

Gary L., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Comfortable around town and on the highway"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"The seats are comfortable, but in summer they get quite hot if left in the sun and it takes a long time to cool off. I'm sure it's the imperviousness of the leather."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"Comfortable seats and smooth ride."

Daniel H., PA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Excellent. I like to drive the Q5, it is very comfortable, quiet, and sporty ride."

Rick L., TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"First car that we can sit in for 6+ hours and not feel exhausted at the end of the trip. Good all around support. The driver's and passenger's seat are height adjustable. Lumbar support on driver's is welcome asset. Would be nice on passenger side too."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Audi Q5)

"ride settings give choices - sporty or comfort. Distinctly different feel. Appreciate the options."

P C., BC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Lack of cooling for seats."

Ernest O., FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"The car is quite quiet when driving in city and on highway. The seats are very comfortable and the ride is very nice as well."

Nathan O., SC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Audi handles very well, has great acceleration. Visibility is very good. Seats are very supportive."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Audi Q5)

"I chose a model with optional comfort seats - an excellent option. The most comfortable seats I have had over the long term."

Anonymous, BC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Seats have lots of adjustments including drivers' side lumbar controls. Very easy to tailor the driver seating perfectly. Other passengers have told me that the back seats are very comfortable on long trips."

Linda R., WI (2016 Audi Q5)

"Great riding and handling car"

Anonymous, IA (2016 Audi Q5)

"very comfortable seats, love the dual climate control"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"These seats are SO comfortable! Also love the higher placed seat belt connector at seat base--makes it easy to find and click into place! Quiet ride and excellent comfort!"

BARBARA B., WA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Nice car and well finished."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Audi Q5)

"Climate control is not intuitive and requires too many steps. Press one button to control the fan, then dial to adjust the fan speed. Two steps is one too many. And when you adjust the fan, it interferes with your view of navigation or radio. Also, the automatic setting is not really automatic. If the A/C is on and I set the desired temp at 73, the A/C does not adjust to that temp but continues to blow freezing air. The climate control in my Honda Pilot was significantly more effective and easie"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Audi Q5)

"Controls for climate control are small. Air conditioning is hard to regulate."

PAUL T., MA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Firm seats, but not plush."

B A., VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. It's a very smooth, quiet drive"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very quiet ride"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Audi Q5)

"Climate control and controls in general are very difficult to navigate"

NATHAN O., SC (2016 Audi Q5)

"Drivers side not especially comfortable. I told Audi to copy the interior seating from 2004 Aztec"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Audi Q5)

"Very quiet vehicle"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Audi Q5)

"This is a very quiet, comfortable and stable handling vehicle."

Todd B., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"The seats are comfortable and the front passenger seat has all the adjustments as the driver's seat so my wife can adjust the seat so it doesn't cut off circulation in her legs. The ride is also very good. You do not feel like you are losing control on bumpy roads. The interior of the car is very quiet except on rough roads. Audi, like our Toyota and other cars does not dampen road noise."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"Audis SQ five is phenomenal SUV, fantastic Ron, very quiet, very comfortable. Controls are all convenient, air-conditioning and heating system works very well. Would highly recommend the co Controls are all convenient, air-conditioning and heating system works very well. Would highly recommend the vehicle."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"Great feel and performance for an SUV"

Rick H., CA (2016 Audi Q5)

"The interior quality and fit and finish are second to none--typical Audi. The seats are very comfortable, even for someone with leg problems, etc. on long road trips."

James C., MO (2016 Audi Q5)

"The Q5 is a most pleasant smooth comfortable ride with great handling and acceleration. Good cargo space. But, it has an antiquated and unnecessarily complicated control system with very poor connectivity."

Kelly A., MA (2016 Audi Q5)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Great acceleration and handling but little more cargo space than a sedan. Would have chosen a domestic SUV over this for the price to get extra cargo room."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Audi Q5)

"It outperforms other cars that are in a higher price range."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Audi Q5)

"I received my money's worth with this vehicle."

CRISIS, FL (2016 Audi Q5)

"With the Audi Q5 I do not have to worry about sudden unstoppable acceleration such as in Toyota or Airbag problem in Japanese cars."

Roc C., WA (2016 Audi Q5)

"Excellent car; expensive for what it delivers."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Audi Q5)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"looks fast"

ANDREW P., NJ (2016 Audi Q5)

"Its a unique looking car since it first came to market about 6 years ago."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Audi Q5)

"We LOVE the panoramic sunroof! We love the look and sturdiness of the Q5, too! Love the headlights!"

BARBARA B., WA (2016 Audi Q5)

Would you buy this car again?

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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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