2018 Audi Q5 SUV

2018 Audi Q5 SUV Overview

The standard features of the Audi Q5 2.0T Premium include 2.0L I-4 252hp intercooled turbo engine, 7-speed S tronic auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, SIDEGUARD curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, quattro w/ultra all-wheel drive.

2018 Audi
Q5 SUV

Starting at: $41,500

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    • Truth in Lending Act Disclosure: Down payment will vary with APR and credit. For example, 2.99% APR with $2,500 down payment provides for 66 monthly payments of $16.45 per $1000 financed for qualified buyers. 2.99% for a term of 24 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $42.98 per $1000 financed. 2.99% for a term of 36 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $29.08 per $1000 financed. 2.99% for a term of 39 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $26.94 per $1000 financed. 2.99% for a term of 42 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $25.11 per $1000 financed. 2.99% for a term of 48 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $22.13 per $1000 financed. 2.99% for a term of 60 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $17.96 per $1000 financed. 3.49% for a term of 72 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $15.41 per $1000 financed. The rates described are for estimation purposes only; you may not be able to finance at this rate.

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    Loyalty Offer : $750 cash back on select Audi models

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  • 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus SUV

    Engine:
    2L TFSI,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    23.0/27.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Navarra Blue Metallic,
    Interior Color:
    Nougat Brown,
    Stock #:
    AT8181
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    Premium Plus Package, Navigation Package, Warm Weather Package
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  • 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Prestige SUV

    Engine:
    2L TFSI,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    23.0/27.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Ibis White,
    Interior Color:
    Atlas Beige,
    Stock #:
    AT8205
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    Prestige Package, Driver Assistance Package, Cold Weather Package, Audi Guard Protection Kit
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  • 2018 Audi Q5 SUV

    Engine:
    2L TFSI,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    23.0/27.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Ibis White,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    AT8139
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    Navigation Package, Cold Weather Package
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  • 2018 Audi Q5 SUV

    Engine:
    2L TFSI,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    23.0/27.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Ibis White,
    Interior Color:
    Brown,
    Stock #:
    AT8117
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    Navigation Package, Warm Weather Package
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  • 2018 Audi Q5 SUV

    Engine:
    2L TFSI,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    23.0/27.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Brilliant Black,
    Interior Color:
    Atlas Beige,
    Stock #:
    AT8210
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    Premium Plus Package, Navigation Package, Wheels: 8" x 19" 5-Arm-Wing Design Wheel, Cold Weather Package
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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • Ground clearance (max) - 208mm (8.2")
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 10
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 1
  • Primary LCD size - 7.0"
  • Diversity antenna
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 144 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 48 months/ unlimited distance
  • Maintenance warranty - 12 months/10,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 4-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Leather upholstery
  • Genuine wood dashboard insert
  • Genuine wood door panel insert
  • Genuine wood console insert
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 2.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 252hp @ 5,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 273 lb.-ft. @ 1,600RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 82.5mm x 92.8mm (3.25" x 3.65")
  • Compression ratio - 9.60 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,835kg (4,045lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,663mm (183.6")
  • Exterior body width - 1,892mm (74.5")
  • Exterior height - 1,659mm (65.3")
  • Wheelbase - 2,819mm (111.0")
  • Turning radius - 5.9m (19.2')
  • Front legroom - 1,039mm (40.9")
  • Rear legroom - 960mm (37.8")
  • Front headroom - 1,059mm (41.7")
  • Rear headroom - 998mm (39.3")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,466mm (57.7")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,435mm (56.5")
  • Interior cargo volume - 759 L (27 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,710 L (60 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - power liftgate
  • Power liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Roof rack - rails only
  • Engine liters - 2.0
  • Compressor - intercooled turbo
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 252hp @ 5,000RPM
  • Torque - 273 lb.-ft. @ 1,600RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Transmission - 7 speed automatic with auto-shift
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - S tronic
  • Drive type - quattro w/ultra all-wheel drive
  • Limited slip differential
  • Fuel economy combined - 25mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 18.5gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 23mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 27mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 235/60HR18.0
  • Rear tires - 235/60HR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • High intensity discharge headlights - Xenon plus
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Forward collision - mitigation
  • Exterior parking camera rear

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  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2.0T Premium 2018 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium Search New $41,500   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  No Data  
2.0T Premium Plus 2018 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus Search New $45,500   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  No Data  
2.0T Prestige 2018 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Prestige Search New $50,800   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  No Data  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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The Audi Q5 is poised when cornering, with excellent stability at high speeds on the freeway. Its handling inspires confidence. Steering is light and feedback is limited, however, so it’s no canyon carver. It’s designed for comfort, not sport.

The optional Drive Select system has four modes, Auto, Comfort, Sport, and Individual, which change the steering, transmission, and throttle responses.

While most manufacturers are increasing the number of gears in their automatic transmissions, in pursuit of fuel mileage, the Q5 drops a gear, from eight speeds to seven. Yet efficiency improves by two miles per gallon to an EPA-rated 23 mpg City. It still gets 27 mpg Highway, for an EPA-rated 25 mpg Combined. Bottom line is that fuel economy is improved significantly while power is increased substantially.

We couldn’t feel much difference in the dynamics in a Q5 with the available adaptive dampers. But even set in the firmest mode, and with 20-inch wheels, the cabin was still serene and isolated.

On hard-packed washboard and through deep sand, we found the Q5’s suspension kept the ride surprisingly smooth on the washboard, and the Quattro Ultra all-wheel-drive was unfazed by the sand.

The SQ5 uses a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 making 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, and a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in 5.1 seconds. An available rear mechanical limited slip differential sends power to the outside wheels in corners, which helps the SQ5 feel more nimble, despite its 4400 pounds. The SQ5 comes alive in Dynamic mode.

The standard air suspension lowers the normal ride height of the SQ5 to 7.0 inches, a bit less than the 8.2 inches of the Q5. And it’s adjustable, so the car be raised for rugged terrain (or steep transitions in town) or lowered for freeway. The ride suffers with the optional 21-inch wheels, however. We found the 20-inch wheels offered a much better ride.

Walk Around

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The all-new Q5 doesn’t look that much different from the old one, but it’s easier to look at. The grille remains the same basic big-mouth rounded trapezoid, but the chrome bars run horizontally instead of vertically, which is more cohesive with the car’s lines and makes the hood look longer. The headlamps are slimmer and sharper, touching and flying off the top corners of the grille, which also has a thicker border of satin metal. Along the sides, there’s a sharp crease like a high beltline above the door handles, connecting the HID or LED headlamps to the LED taillamps.

The SQ5 has different trim and unique alloy wheels. It’s a sleeper, with no clues that there’s 354 horsepower under the hood.

Interior Overview

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The Q5 cabin has changed a lot for 2018, adopting the latest Audi design direction. It ranks with the best in the segment. It’s refined, beautifully detailed, and serene, remarkably quiet and free of road noise. The instrumentation is logical. Switchgear is on a panel below the climate control, while infotainment is managed on a big touchpad.

There’s ample room in front, with comfortable leather seats; some rivals use leatherette upholstery in their base model, and perhaps that’s why Audi calls its base model Premium. Quite a few optional wood trims are available.

The new architecture created more room in the rear, so now the A5 is as comfortable as others back there. Two six-footers can fit, although that third rear passenger might find his or her legs mashed together from the knees to feet, not just because of the four other long legs, but because the middle seat is flat while the outboard seats are deeply scalloped. Four are more comfortable than five.

The rear seats fold easily but not flat.

The cargo area behind the rear seat is nicely finished. It’s about 0.5 cubic feet smaller than before, as the seat was moved back for more legroom. However, when the 60/40 rear seats are down there’s almost three more cubic feet of cargo space than before.

The panoramic moonroof is not a sunroof; that is, the shade doesn’t fully block out the sun, so we couldn’t make the cabin cool and dark like we like it.

The other thing we didn’t like was the display screen fixed at the center top of the dash. It never retracts. It looks like a tablet computer on a clip. Dash top screens are not our favorite Audi feature.

Prestige models replace the standard analog-type instruments with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit with a configurable 12.3-inch LCD screen showing everything from digital gauges to audio controls to Google Earth navigation. The system interfaces using Audi’s MMI that has its own touchpad on the console near the shift lever.

The SQ5 gets sportier seats with red stitching, and available carbon-fiber trim.

Summary

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The all-new Audi Q5 is better looking, has a beautiful cabin with more room in the rear, a significantly more powerful and responsive four-cylinder engine that gets better fuel mileage, and a new all-wheel drive called Quattro Ultra. The base Premier model is very well equipped. The SQ5 with its turbocharged V6 offers a lot higher performance, although it’s not a canyon-carving crossover.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

Model Lineup

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Q5 Premium ($41,500) comes with leather upholstery, power front seats, proximity key, Xenon headlamps, roof rack, and automatic emergency braking at low speeds. Premium Plus adds LED headlamps, a panoramic moonroof, memory seats, blind spot monitoring, and automatic braking when backing up. Prestige adds a Bang & Olufsen sound system and 20-inch wheels. Options abound. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

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