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    The Q5 is among the best compact luxury SUVs. It has nimble and secure handling, a compliant and controlled ride, and a quiet cabin.
    The smooth 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 optional 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. The 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid version has claimed electric only range of 20 miles. All Q5 trims come standard with FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and RCTW. Highway-speed AEB and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist are standard on the 2023 model.
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    2022
    The Q5 is among the best compact luxury SUVs. It has nimble and secure handling, a compliant and controlled ride, and a quiet cabin.
    The smooth 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 optional 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. For 2022, the 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid version gets an upgraded 17.9-kilowatt-hour battery. All Q5 trims come standard with FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and RCTW. Highway-speed AEB and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist are optional.
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    2018-2021
    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. Changes for the 2020 model year include standard high-beam assist, and greater availability of lane centering, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors. A plug-in hybrid version, with a claimed electric range of 20 miles, is also new. For 2021, the Q5 got a freshening with a modest power boost. Coupe-like Sportback versions are added to both Q5 and SQ5. It also brought wireless Apple CarPlay and more standard advanced safety features.
    $38,075 - $59,375
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    $34,025 - $49,925
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    $29,575 - $43,750
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    $26,050 - $36,250
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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.
    $21,375 - $30,800
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    $18,050 - $26,375
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    $16,200 - $23,075
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    $13,750 - $20,025
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    $12,175 - $16,825
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    $10,500 - $14,025
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    $9,075 - $11,325
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    $8,850 - $10,850
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    $8,100 - $9,850
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