2015 Audi SQ5 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$52,700-$52,700
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What's New for 2015:

  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Expanded availability of Audi Connect Service
  • New Technology package equips Q5 Premium Plus with navigation and Audi Side Assist system
  • Sport Interior package gains Audi Drive Select system
  • S-Line package drops adaptive suspension
  • No changes to Q5 Hybrid model

Introduction
The 2015 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that holds up to 5 passengers. Buyers choose between gasoline, diesel, and hybrid powertrains, and a performance-tuned version called the SQ5 is also available. All versions feature standard Quattro all-wheel drive. Primary competitors include the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti QX50, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and Volvo XC60.

Models and Features
Audi splits the Q5 lineup into Q5, Q5 Hybrid, and SQ5 model series. The Q5 is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels, with 2.0T, 3.0T, and 3.0 TDI powertrain designations. The SQ5 is offered only in Premium Plus and Prestige trim, while the Q5 Hybrid comes only with Prestige trim.

Key upgrades between Premium and Premium Plus versions include upgraded interior trim, heated front seats, memory for the driver's preferences, panoramic sunroof, and Audi Advanced Key passive entry and push-button engine starting.

Prestige trim adds a navigation system, Audi Connect services, premium 14-speaker audio system, HD Radio, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, dual SD card slots, satellite traffic information, and a color driver information system. The Prestige also has an S-Line appearance package as standard equipment, along with Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring, Audi Parking System Plus technology with a reversing camera and parking sensors on both ends of the vehicle, and adaptive headlights with headlight washers. A sport steering wheel and manual rear side window sunshades are also included with Prestige trim.

Under the Hood
A turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine (2.0T) is standard for the Q5 Premium and Q5 Premium Plus versions of the Q5. It makes 220 horsepower from 4,450 rpm to 6,000 rpm, and the engine's peak 258 lb.-ft. of torque starts at 1,500 rpm and is available nearly to where peak horsepower kicks in. An 8-speed automatic transmission feeds the power to a standard Quattro all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

Optional for the Q5 Premium Plus and standard for the Q5 Prestige, a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine (3.0T) generates 272 horsepower at 4,780 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 2,150 rpm. It shares a transmission and Quattro AWD with the smaller turbocharged engine.

A turbocharged, 2.0-liter, diesel 4-cylinder engine (3.0 TDI) is an option for the Q5 Premium Plus and the Q5 Prestige. It, too, is paired with Quattro and an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering 240 horsepower between 3,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm, as well as a robust 428 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,750 rpm to 2,250 rpm.

The Q5 Hybrid combines an electric assist motor powered by a Lithium-ion battery pack with the Q5's standard powertrain. Total combined output measures 245 horsepower.

The performance-oriented Audi SQ5 gets a tuned version of the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, one massaged to make 354 horsepower between 6,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm, and 346 lb.-ft. of torque between 4,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm.

Fuel Economy
Choose a Q5 with a 2.0T engine and you can expect to get 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The Q5 Hybrid increases mileage to an EPA-rated 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Alternatively, the Q5 with the 3.0 TDI engine is rated to get 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Performance is the name of the game for the Q5's 3.0T engine, which the EPA says will produce 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The more powerful SQ5 is expected to get 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
For 2015, Audi has expanded availability of its Audi Connect services technology, which provides access to a Wi-Fi hotspot supporting up to eight different devices, voice-controlled Google local search, popular social media platforms, and more.

Additional technology highlights include an adaptive cruise control system with full stop-and-go capability, while safety features include optional rear side-impact air bags, a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, and Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring.

What's New for 2015:

  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Expanded availability of Audi Connect Service
  • New Technology package equips Q5 Premium Plus with navigation and Audi Side Assist system
  • Sport Interior package gains Audi Drive Select system
  • S-Line package drops adaptive suspension
  • No changes to Q5 Hybrid model

Introduction
The 2015 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that holds up to 5 passengers. Buyers choose between gasoline, diesel, and hybrid powertrains, and a performance-tuned version called the SQ5 is also available. All versions feature standard Quattro all-wheel drive. Primary competitors include the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti QX50, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and Volvo XC60.

Models and Features
Audi splits the Q5 lineup into Q5, Q5 Hybrid, and SQ5 model series. The Q5 is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels, with 2.0T, 3.0T, and 3.0 TDI powertrain designations. The SQ5 is offered only in Premium Plus and Prestige trim, while the Q5 Hybrid comes only with Prestige trim.

Key upgrades between Premium and Premium Plus versions include upgraded interior trim, heated front seats, memory for the driver's preferences, panoramic sunroof, and Audi Advanced Key passive entry and push-button engine starting.

Prestige trim adds a navigation system, Audi Connect services, premium 14-speaker audio system, HD Radio, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, dual SD card slots, satellite traffic information, and a color driver information system. The Prestige also has an S-Line appearance package as standard equipment, along with Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring, Audi Parking System Plus technology with a reversing camera and parking sensors on both ends of the vehicle, and adaptive headlights with headlight washers. A sport steering wheel and manual rear side window sunshades are also included with Prestige trim.

Under the Hood
A turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine (2.0T) is standard for the Q5 Premium and Q5 Premium Plus versions of the Q5. It makes 220 horsepower from 4,450 rpm to 6,000 rpm, and the engine's peak 258 lb.-ft. of torque starts at 1,500 rpm and is available nearly to where peak horsepower kicks in. An 8-speed automatic transmission feeds the power to a standard Quattro all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

Optional for the Q5 Premium Plus and standard for the Q5 Prestige, a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine (3.0T) generates 272 horsepower at 4,780 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 2,150 rpm. It shares a transmission and Quattro AWD with the smaller turbocharged engine.

A turbocharged, 2.0-liter, diesel 4-cylinder engine (3.0 TDI) is an option for the Q5 Premium Plus and the Q5 Prestige. It, too, is paired with Quattro and an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering 240 horsepower between 3,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm, as well as a robust 428 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,750 rpm to 2,250 rpm.

The Q5 Hybrid combines an electric assist motor powered by a Lithium-ion battery pack with the Q5's standard powertrain. Total combined output measures 245 horsepower.

The performance-oriented Audi SQ5 gets a tuned version of the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, one massaged to make 354 horsepower between 6,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm, and 346 lb.-ft. of torque between 4,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm.

Fuel Economy
Choose a Q5 with a 2.0T engine and you can expect to get 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The Q5 Hybrid increases mileage to an EPA-rated 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Alternatively, the Q5 with the 3.0 TDI engine is rated to get 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Performance is the name of the game for the Q5's 3.0T engine, which the EPA says will produce 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The more powerful SQ5 is expected to get 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
For 2015, Audi has expanded availability of its Audi Connect services technology, which provides access to a Wi-Fi hotspot supporting up to eight different devices, voice-controlled Google local search, popular social media platforms, and more.

Additional technology highlights include an adaptive cruise control system with full stop-and-go capability, while safety features include optional rear side-impact air bags, a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, and Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring.

Available Trims for the 2015 Audi SQ5
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Premium Plus (quattro 4dr 3.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52700.00 Engine 3.0 L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Prestige (quattro 4dr 3.0T) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52700.00 Engine 3.0 L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/24

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INTERIOR
  • Sport-Contoured 3-Step Heated Front Seats -inc: 12-way power driver seat w/4-way power lumbar adjustable head restraints, 12-way power passenger seat w/4-way lumbar adjustment, adjustable head restraints, 2-position driver side memory, 3-step heated and adjustable thigh support
  • 40-20-40 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
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Ashtray
  • Compass
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • 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 Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert and Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Simulated Suede Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming 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
  • Sliding 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
  • Technology Package -inc: Audi Parking System Plus w/Rear View Camera, front and rear sensors, MMI High Control Panel, Audi Side Assist, Audi Connect w/Online Services, 6 month trial subscription, HDD Navigation w/Voice Control
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 8.5J x 20" 5-Parallel-Spoke-Design
  • Tires: P255/45R20 Summer Performance
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Metal-Look Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power 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
  • Power 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 High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • Programmable Projector Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder 354 HP
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic Automatic -inc: sport program and manual shift mode
  • 3.07 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,644 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls and Oil Cooler
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 80-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • 1047# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Adaptive Suspension
  • 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 And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
PACKAGE
    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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Audi MMI Plus System w/6.5" Color Screen -inc: 8-color driver information system, Audi music interface w/iPod integration, 6-channel DSP extended sound system w/10 speakers including subwoofer, 180W sound system, Bluetooth wireless technology preparation for mobile phone, driver information center, 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
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Regular Amplifier
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: Audi MMI Navigation Plus System -inc: TFT color, WVGA, 7" display screen, control knob w/joystick and buttons in center console, Audi connect w/6-month trial subscription, Bang and Olufsen sound system, 14 speakers and 505 watts w/Dolby Digital 5.1 and noise compensation, Bluetooth streaming audio, HD Radio technology, in-dash single CD player w/DVD capability, SiriusXM Traffic w/4-year subscription and voice control system
    • 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
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

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