2014 Audi Q5 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$37,300-$51,300
$34,690-$47,710
21 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Fuel-efficient Q5 TDI Clean Diesel debuts
  • Performance-tuned SQ5 on sale
  • Q5 2.0T now rated to deliver 220 horsepower
  • Bluetooth, iPod connection, and more now standard
  • Audi Advanced Key standard for Premium Plus trim level
  • S-Line Plus package optional for Q5 3.0T and Q5 TDI
  • Maya Brown, Volcano Red, Lava Gray paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV offered with a wide range of trim levels and powertrains. It competes primarily against the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti QX70, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and Volvo XC60.

Models and Features
For 2014, a new performance-oriented SQ5 version of the Q5 debuts, and is covered in a separate overview. Remaining versions include the Q5 2.0T, Q5 3.0T, Q5 TDI, and the Q5 Hybrid. The Q5 2.0T is offered with Premium and Premium Plus trim, while the Q5 3.0T and Q5 TDI are available with Premium Plus and Prestige trim. The Q5 Hybrid is sold only with Prestige trim.

To the Q5 2.0T Premium model's standard equipment list, Premium Plus models add aluminum doorsill trim, heated front seats, power rear liftgate, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, and an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror. Additionally, this trim package contains Audi Advanced Key passive entry with push-button ignition, panoramic sunroof, and Xenon Plus headlights with LED running lights. S-Line exterior trim is added for the Q5 3.0T Premium Plus, and headlamp washers are included for the Q5 3.0T and the Q5 TDI.

Audi Q5 models equipped with Prestige trim have adaptive headlights, Audi MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Connect services, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with HD Radio, Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring, park-assist sensors, reversing camera, heated and cooled cupholders, manual rear side window sunshades, and more.

Options and Packages
In addition to metallic paint, extra-cost dashboard inlays, optional aluminum wheel designs, rear-seat side-impact air bags, and a rear-seat entertainment system, the Audi Q5 can be upgraded with several features, depending on the model series and trim package.

The Q5 2.0T Premium is offered with heated front seats, panoramic sunroof, and a Lighting package with Xenon Plus headlights and LED running lights. Get this version with Premium Plus trim, and the SUV can be fitted with 19-inch wheels, Audi Side Assist, Bang & Olufsen audio system, Sport Interior package, and Audi MMI Navigation Plus including park-assist sensors, a reversing camera, color driver information system, and HD Radio. Additionally, the 3.0T and TDI variants can be optioned with an S-Line Plus package including sportier trim, paddle shifters, an adaptive damping suspension, Audi Drive Select, and 20-inch wheels.

Depending on powertrain selection, Prestige models are exclusively available with a Driver Assist package (adaptive cruise control, Audi Drive Select, Dynamic Steering) and a Comfort package (perforated premium leather, extended leather treatment, ventilated front seats). Additionally, the Prestige is offered with the S-Line Plus package, Sport Interior package, and a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Audi also provides the option of removing the panoramic sunroof from both the Premium Plus and Prestige models.

Under the Hood
A turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque is standard for the Q5 2.0T, while the Q5 3.0T is equipped with a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine generating 272 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

For 2014, a new Q5 TDI Clean Diesel model arrives. It features a turbocharged, 3.0-liter diesel V-6 developing 240 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque is available from 1,750 rpm to 2,250 rpm, and peak horsepower is available between 3,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm. Audi says it takes this SUV 6.5 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph, evenly splitting the difference between the Q5 2.0T and Q5 3.0T.

The Q5 Hybrid arrived for the 2013 model year, and continues with its turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, electric assist motor, and Lithium-ion battery. Combined, these components produce 245 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, getting the Q5 Hybrid to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, according to Audi.

All versions of the 2014 Q5 are equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

Fuel Economy
Across all powertrain choices, the 2014 Audi Q5 gets between 18 mpg in the city for the Q5 3.0T model and 31 mpg on the highway for the Q5 TDI model, according to the EPA. The ratings for combined driving are 21 mpg for the Q5 3.0T, 23 mpg for the Q5 2.0T, 26 mpg for the Q5 Hybrid, and 27 mpg for the Q5 TDI.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has rated the 2014 Audi Q5 for crash-test performance.

Rear-seat side-impact air bags are optional on all Q5 models for 2014. With Premium Plus trim, the Q5 includes Audi Side Assist and can be equipped with park-assist sensors and a reversing camera. Choose the Prestige trim level to obtain safety features such as adaptive headlights and an optional Driver Assist package containing adaptive cruise control and Dynamic Steering.

What's New for 2014:

  • Fuel-efficient Q5 TDI Clean Diesel debuts
  • Performance-tuned SQ5 on sale
  • Q5 2.0T now rated to deliver 220 horsepower
  • Bluetooth, iPod connection, and more now standard
  • Audi Advanced Key standard for Premium Plus trim level
  • S-Line Plus package optional for Q5 3.0T and Q5 TDI
  • Maya Brown, Volcano Red, Lava Gray paint colors

Introduction
The 2014 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV offered with a wide range of trim levels and powertrains. It competes primarily against the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti QX70, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and Volvo XC60.

Models and Features
For 2014, a new performance-oriented SQ5 version of the Q5 debuts, and is covered in a separate overview. Remaining versions include the Q5 2.0T, Q5 3.0T, Q5 TDI, and the Q5 Hybrid. The Q5 2.0T is offered with Premium and Premium Plus trim, while the Q5 3.0T and Q5 TDI are available with Premium Plus and Prestige trim. The Q5 Hybrid is sold only with Prestige trim.

To the Q5 2.0T Premium model's standard equipment list, Premium Plus models add aluminum doorsill trim, heated front seats, power rear liftgate, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, and an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror. Additionally, this trim package contains Audi Advanced Key passive entry with push-button ignition, panoramic sunroof, and Xenon Plus headlights with LED running lights. S-Line exterior trim is added for the Q5 3.0T Premium Plus, and headlamp washers are included for the Q5 3.0T and the Q5 TDI.

Audi Q5 models equipped with Prestige trim have adaptive headlights, Audi MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Connect services, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with HD Radio, Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring, park-assist sensors, reversing camera, heated and cooled cupholders, manual rear side window sunshades, and more.

Options and Packages
In addition to metallic paint, extra-cost dashboard inlays, optional aluminum wheel designs, rear-seat side-impact air bags, and a rear-seat entertainment system, the Audi Q5 can be upgraded with several features, depending on the model series and trim package.

The Q5 2.0T Premium is offered with heated front seats, panoramic sunroof, and a Lighting package with Xenon Plus headlights and LED running lights. Get this version with Premium Plus trim, and the SUV can be fitted with 19-inch wheels, Audi Side Assist, Bang & Olufsen audio system, Sport Interior package, and Audi MMI Navigation Plus including park-assist sensors, a reversing camera, color driver information system, and HD Radio. Additionally, the 3.0T and TDI variants can be optioned with an S-Line Plus package including sportier trim, paddle shifters, an adaptive damping suspension, Audi Drive Select, and 20-inch wheels.

Depending on powertrain selection, Prestige models are exclusively available with a Driver Assist package (adaptive cruise control, Audi Drive Select, Dynamic Steering) and a Comfort package (perforated premium leather, extended leather treatment, ventilated front seats). Additionally, the Prestige is offered with the S-Line Plus package, Sport Interior package, and a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Audi also provides the option of removing the panoramic sunroof from both the Premium Plus and Prestige models.

Under the Hood
A turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 220 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque is standard for the Q5 2.0T, while the Q5 3.0T is equipped with a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine generating 272 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

For 2014, a new Q5 TDI Clean Diesel model arrives. It features a turbocharged, 3.0-liter diesel V-6 developing 240 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque is available from 1,750 rpm to 2,250 rpm, and peak horsepower is available between 3,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm. Audi says it takes this SUV 6.5 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph, evenly splitting the difference between the Q5 2.0T and Q5 3.0T.

The Q5 Hybrid arrived for the 2013 model year, and continues with its turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, electric assist motor, and Lithium-ion battery. Combined, these components produce 245 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, getting the Q5 Hybrid to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, according to Audi.

All versions of the 2014 Q5 are equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

Fuel Economy
Across all powertrain choices, the 2014 Audi Q5 gets between 18 mpg in the city for the Q5 3.0T model and 31 mpg on the highway for the Q5 TDI model, according to the EPA. The ratings for combined driving are 21 mpg for the Q5 3.0T, 23 mpg for the Q5 2.0T, 26 mpg for the Q5 Hybrid, and 27 mpg for the Q5 TDI.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has rated the 2014 Audi Q5 for crash-test performance.

Rear-seat side-impact air bags are optional on all Q5 models for 2014. With Premium Plus trim, the Q5 includes Audi Side Assist and can be equipped with park-assist sensors and a reversing camera. Choose the Prestige trim level to obtain safety features such as adaptive headlights and an optional Driver Assist package containing adaptive cruise control and Dynamic Steering.

Available Trims for the 2014 Audi Q5
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Premium (quattro 4dr 2.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37300.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name Premium Plus (quattro 4dr 2.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37300.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name Premium Plus (quattro 4dr 3.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 44400.00 Engine 3.0 L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name Prestige (quattro 4dr 3.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 44400.00 Engine 3.0 L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name Prestige Hybrid (quattro 4dr 2.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 51300.00 Engine 2.0 L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/30
Name Premium Plus (quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 46500.00 Engine 3.0 L/181 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
Name Prestige (quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 46500.00 Engine 3.0 L/181 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
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INTERIOR
  • Power Front Bucket Seats -inc: 12-way power driver seat w/4-way power lumbar and 8-way passenger seat w/adjustable head restraints and driver memory
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Ashtray
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum/Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Console Insert and Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and Audio Media Storage
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • 3-Step Heated Front Seats
  • Power Front Heated Bucket Seats -inc: 12-way power driver seat w/4-way power lumbar, 8-way passenger seat w/adjustable head restraints, 2 position driver side memory for seat and mirror adjustments (located on driver's door), 3-step heated and ventilated front seats
  • Compass
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package -inc: HDD Navi w/voice controls, MMI high control panel, TFT color, WVGA, 7" display screen (user-friendly control interface), control knob w/joystick and buttons in center console, Operates climate control, central locking, instrument cluster, vehicle diagnostics, cellular phone, navigation, CD and radio functions, Audi Parking System Plus w/Rear View Camera, Audi Connect w/Online Services, 6-month trial subscription, 8-Color Driver Information Display
  • Audi Side Assist
  • Power Front Heated Bucket Seats -inc: 12-way power driver seat w/4-way power lumbar, 8-way passenger seat w/adjustable head restraints, 2 position driver side memory for seat and mirror adjustments (located on driver's door), and 3-step heated seats
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Oil Level, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows, Fixed 3rd Row Windows and w/Manual Sun Blinds
  • Audi connect Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 8.0J x 18" 5-Spoke-V-Design
  • Tires: P235/60R18 103H AS
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack
  • Front And Rear Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Programmable Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Deep Tinted 2-Panel Panorama Sunroof -inc: power sunshade, controls in front overhead console and pinch protection, First panel retracts/tilts, second panel fixed
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Turn Signal Indicator
  • Programmable Projector Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 8.0J x 19" 5-Double-Spoke-Design
  • Tires: P235/55R19 101H AS
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • Programmable Projector Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 8.0J x 19" 10-Spoke Turbine Design
  • Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Cornering Lights
  • Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.0L I4 TFSI Direct Injection DOHC -inc: Audi valvelift system
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Tiptronic -inc: sport program and manual shift mode
  • 2.84 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,368 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 92-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 19.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Engine: 3.0L V6 TFSI Direct Injection DOHC
  • 3.20 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,611 lbs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Engine: 2.0L I4 TFSI Direct Injection DOHC -inc: hybrid power system and Audi valvelift system
  • 3.07 Axle Ratio
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Hybrid Electric Motor
  • 19 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Lithium Ion Traction Battery
  • Engine: 3.0L TDI 6-Cylinder
  • GVWR: 5,743 lbs
PACKAGE
  • Lighting Package -inc: Audi Xenon Plus Headlights, automatic self leveling and LED daytime running lights
SAFETY
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Camera
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Radio: Audi MMI Plus System w/6.5" Color Screen -inc: Audi music interface w/iPod integration, Audi 6-channel DSP extended sound system w/10 speakers including subwoofer, 180W sound system, Bluetooth wireless technology preparation for mobile phone, SD card slot w/32GB capacity and SiriusXM Satellite radio w/90-day trial subscription
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Regular Amplifier
  • Audio Theft Deterrent
  • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • Radio: In-Dash Single CD/DVD Player & HD Radio
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System -inc: 505 watts, 14 speakers, Dolby Digital 5.1 and noise compensation
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Radio: In-Dash Single CD/DVD Player & HD Radio -inc: Audi connect w/6-month trial subscription, Audi MMI Navigation plus system w/TFT color, WVGA, 7" display screen, control knob w/joystick and buttons in center console, Audi music interface w/iPod integration, Bang and Olufsen sound system w/14 speakers and 505 watts (includes Dolby Digital 5.1 and noise compensation), Bluetooth wireless technology preparation for mobile phone, HD radio technology, SD card slot w/32 GB capacity and SiriusXM Satellite radio w/90-day trial subscription
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
  • Wireless Streaming
  • Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

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