2015 Audi Q5

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2015 Audi Q5
2015 Audi Q5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Cabin materials
  • Towing capacity
  • Diesel's fuel economy estimates
  • Low cargo floor

The bad:

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Smallish multimedia screen
  • Top-heavy feel during sharp turns
  • Backseat room

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Power liftgate now standard
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Performance-oriented SQ5 model available
  • Hybrid version available
  • All-wheel drive standard

2015 Audi Q5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Audi Q5?

The 2015 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV that seats five and competes with the Acura RDX, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. Trim levels include the gas-powered 2.0T Premium and 3.0T Premium Plus, as well as the diesel-powered 3.0T TDI Premium Plus. All-wheel drive is standard throughout. The Q5 Hybrid and sportier SQ5 are covered separately.

What's New on the 2015 Audi Q5?

For 2015, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights and a power liftgate are included standard.

How Does the 2015 Audi Q5 Compare to Other Compact Luxury Crossovers?

In the 3.0T Premium Plus trim level, the 2015 Audi Q5 offers V-6 performance similar to that of the Acura RDX, but at a higher price. In addition, the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 both have higher performance specs, and the Q5 exhibited more body lean in tight turns. Inside, the Q5's multimedia system is comparable to those from other luxury brands, but the BMW X3 has a larger screen.

What Features in the 2015 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

The 2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas-powered four-cylinder engine that produces 220 horsepower, and the 3.0T Premium Plus upgrades to a supercharged 3.0-liter gas V-6 with 272 hp. An available turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 reaches 240 hp and 428 pounds-feet of torque. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard with all models.

Notable standard features include a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, LED taillights, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, wood inlays and a split-folding, reclining backseat with fore/aft adjustment. Available features include a panoramic moonroof, 19- or 20-inch wheels, a Bang & Olufsen premium stereo, a navigation system and heated and ventilated front seats.

As required in all new cars, the Q5 includes front airbags, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes. In addition, front-seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for both rows of seats are standard. Available safety features include a backup camera, a blind spot warning system and rear-seat side-impact airbags.

Should I Buy the 2015 Audi Q5?

While the Audi A5 might have excessive body roll, inconsistent steering, a narrow backseat and a multimedia screen that isn't as big as its competitors', there's still a lot to say in its favor. Powerful acceleration, high towing capacity and a well-appointed cabin are all perks, and a low cargo floor makes for easy cargo access. The turbo-diesel engine also has excellent fuel economy estimates.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.1

Do not purchase! Read Audi forums first

Read Audi forums about excessive oil use / piston replacement. I unfortunately read reviews off this site and felt confident in my purchase. Never again.

4.9

TDI model 35+ miles per gallon

Excellent car. I got the Diesel model and the mpg is the best I have seen in this category. For an all wheel drive vehicle that can tow 4400 pounds and weight over 4k, I don't think there is any auto that can beat the efficiency of it.

3.7

A nice SUV

This was a 2015 Q5 premium plus that I really enjoyed. There was room for my family and plenty of room for groceries. Every thing was going well until I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and the Q5 fell apart, now I drive a sedan

See all 58 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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