2015 Audi Q5
- Cabin materials
- Towing capacity
- Diesel's fuel economy estimates
- Low cargo floor
- Inconsistent steering feel
- Smallish multimedia screen
- Top-heavy feel during sharp turns
- Backseat room
Power liftgate now standard
Gas or diesel power
Performance-oriented SQ5 model available
Hybrid version available
All-wheel drive standard
Editor's note: This review was done in October 2013 about the 2014 Audi Q5. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.
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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The 2015 Audi Q5 currently has 6 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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
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