• MSRP: $24,484–$36,732
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 211-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2014 Audi Q5 hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Audi Q5 hybrid

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Cramped backseat
  • Limited cargo room
  • Touchy brakes

Notable Features

  • New turbo-diesel V-6 engine
  • New performance-oriented SQ5 model
  • Turbocharged or supercharged gas engines
  • Hybrid version offered
  • Available Audi Connect information system
  • Standard AWD

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Vehicle Overview

The Q5 competes in the crowded compact luxury crossover segment that includes the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Volvo XC60. It seats five and comes with standard Quattro all-wheel drive. In addition to the Q5's gas-engine models, a hybrid model and a new turbo-diesel version are offered. The performance-oriented SQ5 also debuts for 2014.
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New for 2014
The Q5's new turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine produces 240 horsepower and 428 pounds-feet of torque. With the diesel, the Q5 gets an EPA-estimated 24/31 mpg city/highway. Horsepower on the turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder increases to 220 hp from 211 hp. Models with the 2.0-liter gas engine now have the Convenience Package (Bluetooth connectivity, iPod integration and a HomeLink garage door opener) as standard content. Keyless access has been added to Premium Plus and Prestige trims.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels; available 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED tailights
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available panoramic sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Split-folding, reclining backseat with fore/aft adjustment
  • Available ash-wood inlays
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system with dual 9-inch screens
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 220-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder engine
  • Available 272-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter gas V-6
  • Available 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6
  • Gas engines use premium fuel 
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Available adaptive suspension

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock brakes
  • Available blind spot warning system 
  • Available backup camera
  • Available rear-seat side-impact airbags

Q5 Hybrid
The Q5 Hybrid, Audi’s first hybrid in the U.S., comes with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack as well as a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine. Total system output is 245 hp.

  • EPA-estimated 24/30 mpg
  • Premium gas recommended
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive

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SQ5
The SQ5 is the first performance-oriented variant in Audi's crossover lineup. It features a more powerful version of the Q5's available supercharged V-6 gas engine that's rated at 354 hp.

  • Zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, according to Audi
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Gray accents for the grille
  • Aluminum side mirror housings
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • Lowered suspension
  • Standard 20-inch wheels; 21-inch wheels available
  • Leather and Alcantara sport seats
  • Available Dynamic Steering Package that brings a variable ratio and assist level to the steering, as well as sharper torque vectoring for the all-wheel-drive software

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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