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Audi Q5:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Audi Q5 side view
Audi Q5 angular front perspective
Audi Q5 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Audi Q5

Learn about the Audi Q5

Audi Q5 Summary

The Audi Q5 has been a best-selling mid-sized SUV multiple times over during its lifespan, cutting an impressive figure with its aerodynamic design and alloy wheels. Drivers describe the Q5 as powerful and responsive, offering excellent acceleration and handling. If you want some extra oomph, diesel options are available. The downside to the vehicle’s size and power is not-so-great fuel economy, but many drivers feel the car more than makes up for this in strength and style. Adventurers, road-trippers, big families and anyone who likes power will feel at home behind the Q5’s wheel.

Pros and cons of the Audi Q5

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Quiet, comfortable cabin
  • Many tech features available
  • Infotainment system not user-friendly
  • Limited storage space behind rear seats
  • High fuel consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Audi Q5

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Audi Q5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption8.6 - 13.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.4 - 9.2 L/100km
  • Width1880 - 1898 mm
  • Length4629 - 4639 mm
  • Trunk space540 - 824 L
  • Cargo space1560 - 1623 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi Q5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Audi Q5 2012 - 2023 is available in 7 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Audi Q5

Dimensions of the Audi Q5

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20161655 mm1898 mm4629 mm
20151652 mm1898 mm4639 mm
20141652 mm1897 mm4639 mm
20131655 mm1897 mm4639 mm
20121653 mm1880 mm4629 mm

Towing capacity of the Audi Q5

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20162000 kg
20152000 kg
20142000 kg
20132000 kg
20122000 kg