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2019 Audi Q5

2019 Audi Q5

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$8,699 — $68,055 NEW and USED
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5 Seats
24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Comfortable, adjustable backseat
  • Visibility
  • Power liftgate standard
  • Cargo space
  • Excellent ride and handling balance

The Bad

  • Prevalence of lower-quality cabin materials
  • Multimedia functionality
  • Control ergonomics
  • High SQ5 premium over already pricey Q5
  • Premium fuel recommended
2019 Audi Q5 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Audi Q5
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder standard
  • SQ5 V-6 performance version available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

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2019 Audi Q5 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Audi Q5?

The Q5 is Audi's entry in the booming compact luxury SUV market, and it competes with the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC and Mercedes-Benz GLC. It was redesigned for 2018, when it gained slightly larger dimensions, more technology and a single powertrain (a 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive). The sporty SQ5 version comes with a turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 349 hp and works with an eight-speed automatic.

What's New on the 2019 Audi Q5?

New standard features on the Q5 include standard heated front seats, electric rear child locks, Audi Connect Care, a 7-inch driver infotainment display and roof crossbars. The Premium Plus trim level adds newly standard navigation, USB charge ports for rear passengers and wireless phone charging. A parking assistance system is now included on the Prestige trim. The SQ5 adds a less expensive Premium base trim level with standard LED headlights and taillights, plus eight-way power, heated front seats.

What Features in the 2019 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

Standard equipment includes all-wheel drive and forward collision warning with autonomous braking, while adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a 360-degree camera system are among the Q5's desirable options. The optional Virtual Cockpit includes a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen that can be configured to suit the driver's tastes, though operating it (as well as Audi's multimedia and control system) requires a steep learning curve and patience to master the many functions. The SQ5 comes with a standard adaptive suspension, and a sport adaptive air suspension is optional.

Should I Buy the 2019 Audi Q5?

We enjoy driving the Q5 and SQ5 because they provide brisk performance, capable handling and the assurance of all-wheel drive, plus ample room for four occupants (five in a pinch) and plenty of cargo room. Audi also offers a lot of infotainment technology, though some of it isn't intuitive or easy to use on the fly. With several luxury compact SUVs available as alternatives, it would be wise to shop some competitors.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
38 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Sporty & Comfortable

by JB82-RN from San Francisco, CA on June 17, 2020

I just traded in my 2018 Audi Q3 Premium Plus for a CPO 2019 Audi Q5 Premium Plus. What a difference! The Q5 has excellent acceleration. It is quite comfortable on different types of road surfaces. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Love the AUDI Q5

by ALEXIS from Johnstown on May 16, 2020

Love the room this car offers interior! Plenty of leg room & head room! The panoramic roof if wonderful! When inside you feel like you are in a much bigger vehicle. German engineering solid like a ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Audi Q5 currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
marginal

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
acceptable
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side

Overall Evaluation
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Driver Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good

Small Overlap Front - Passenger Side - Passenger Injury Measures

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

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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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Q5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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