2019 Audi Q5Change year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Comfortable, adjustable backseat
- Power liftgate standard
- Cargo space
- Excellent ride and handling balance
- Prevalence of lower-quality cabin materials
- Multimedia functionality
- Control ergonomics
- High SQ5 premium over already pricey Q5
- Premium fuel recommended
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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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.
Car is great except for electronic issues
I purchased car November 2019. Took car in 1 month after buying for electronic issues. They fixed the problem and was fine. Now has another electronic problem. Will be taking it in for a third time to... Read full review
Speedy for a i4
Not exactly the vehicle for a large family, but definitely a step up from the Acadia. Fast for a small SUV. Definitely look forward to driving it. Read full review
The 2019 Audi Q5 currently has 4 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
Dealer Certification Required