2013 Audi Q5


Ranked #2 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$40,200 - $51,400

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Key Spec of 2013 Audi Q5
fuel economy


fuel type

Premium Unleaded


272 hp @ 4780 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Subtle and impressive exterior design

Gets expensive quickly with added options

New TDI Diesel V6 option

Punchy performance from the new supercharged V6 

Sub-par cargo capacity

New supercharged 3.0L V6 engine

Standard Quattro All-Wheel-Drive on all trims

Complex infotainment controls

Excellent braking prowess

2013 Audi Q5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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With best-in-class fuel efficiency and impressive exterior styling, the 2013 Audi Q5 is on sale with new powertrain options and minor visual tweaks. Visual differences to the tune of revised front and rear lights along with a different grille adorn the Q5. On the Q5 powertrain front, a 3.0L supercharged engine replaces the 3.2L V6 unit. Audi further introduces a Q5 hybrid variant with a 54 hp electric motor. The prices for the 2013 Q5 start from an MSRP of $35,900 before destination charges.

2013 Audi Q5 For Sale

The 2013 Audi Q5 comes in four trims: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, and 3.0T Prestige. While the base Premium trim is capable enough on the performance front with its turbo-four, we recommend the more powerful V6 powered 3.0T Premium Plus trim, priced at $43,900. It adds in the latest features available along with the basic amenities.

2013 Audi Q5 Buying Advice

If you're in a Used car market, you can expect to pay anywhere between $21,898 to $30,726 for the 2013 Q5. As part of the same generation, we recommend the 2014 Q5, as apart from on the feature front, the powertrain also gets two new additions, with the hybrid Q5 entering the lineup. Moreover, the 2017 Audi Q5 also saw quite a few updates, which renders it worth the $40,900 price tag.

Now that the Q5 is also available in a turbodiesel variant, the fuel efficiency is certainly taken care of with it delivering a combined fuel efficiency of 27 MPG. The 2013 Q5's cabin gets a luxurious treatment in the form of leather-trimmed and heated seats, navigation, climate control, and more, while the long list of advanced safety features makes the Q5 a typical German all-rounder.

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Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#2 in Midsize Suv

#4 in Suv

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Premium Plus$40,200 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Parking assist
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sirius AM/FM/Satellite
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Prestige$51,400 onwards

  • Navigation system
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers


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2013 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1299526 May 2022

2013 Audi Q5 Premium

Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $162/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,746.5 Below market
RMV: $16,741.5
Berlin, NJ
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2013 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $2
Previous Price: $1249507 May 2022

2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

Est. $169/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,948.5 Below market
RMV: $17,441.5
Ridgewood, NY
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2012 Audi Q5

2012 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $147/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,092.5 Below market
RMV: $14,992.5
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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2012 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $999515 May 2021

2012 Audi Q5 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,294 Below market
RMV: $12,289
Chicago, IL
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2012 Audi Q5

2012 Audi Q5 Prestige

Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $168/mo
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$4,562 Below market
RMV: $16,995
Denver, CO
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2013 Audi Q5

2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $169/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,482 Below market
RMV: $16,977
Patchogue, NY
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2014 Audi Q5

2014 Audi Q5 Premium SUV


Est. $176/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,525 Below market
RMV: $17,500
Nashville, TN
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2014 Audi Q5

2014 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $190/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,549.5 Below market
RMV: $18,544.5
Fort Worth, TX
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2013 Audi Q5

2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus SUV

Premium Plus

Est. $173/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,132.5 Below market
RMV: $16,929.5
Costa Mesa, CA
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Colors and Styles

2013 Audi Q5 in Cuvee Silver Metallic color
Cuvee Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

With prices ranging between $35,900 - $51,400, the 2013 Audi Q5 is certainly competitively priced in the luxury compact SUV segment. Luxurious and practical at the same time, the Q5 interior is certainly the best in class with adequate passenger space. It certainly sets a benchmark in this segment. Further, on the reliability front, there have been no major problems witnessed by owners in this generation.

There’s a new diesel Q5 TDI with a 3.0L turbo V6, and the naturally aspirated 3.0L V6 engine is replaced with a supercharged V6 that is good for 272 hp. The Q5’s car-like driving mannerism is one of its unique attributes while the increased ground clearance just adds to its off-road credibility. But is the 2013 Q5 a solid alternative in a competition that is filled with rugged vehicles like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, the Mercedes-Benz GLK, and the BMW X3? Let’s find out.

Buying Advice

In its price range, all Q5 trims are fairly packed with features and a reliable powertrain. The 2013 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium has all the necessary luxury features that one would expect from a German luxury car, and its price is pretty reasonable compared to its competitors. And if you’re searching for more performance, then the 3.0T Premium Plus model with the supercharged V6 is a better alternative than the top-of-the-line Prestige trim.


The 2013 Audi Q5 is available in four trims, namely, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, and the 3.0T Prestige. The base 2.0T models come with the turbocharged inline-4 engine, and a host of safety features, with a starting MSRP price tag of $35,900. The 3.0T models, namely the Premium Plus and Prestige trims get the upgraded 3.0L supercharged V6, with prices ranging from $43,900 to $51,400.


2.0T Premium

2.0T Premium Plus

3.0T Premium Plus

3.0T Prestige






Key Features

17-inch wheels

18-inch wheels

Adding to 2.0T Premium Plus

18-inch wheels


Audi Drive Select

xenon headlights

More powerful 3.0L V6 engine

adaptive headlights


Automatic headlights and wipers

LED running lights

All features similar to the 2.0T Premium Plus trim

S line exterior accents


Heated mirrors

front and rear parking sensors

Start/stop engine system

ambient LED cabin lighting



rearview camera

Heated front seats

quad-zone climate control


Triple-zone automatic climate control

Audi's MMI electronics interface

ventilated front seats


There’s also a new hybrid Q5 available that combines the turbo inline-4 with a 54-hp electric motor to produce a total power output of 245 hp. All Audi Q5 models get Quattro all-wheel-drive as part of its standard equipment. The Hybrid variant is available in just the Prestige trim. On the feature front, the Premium trim has all the basic creature comforts and safety tech available, while the Prestige gets the latest Audi Side Assist and Audi Drive Select as standard. Further, plenty of packages in the form of Comfort, S Line, and the MMI Navigation package are also available.

Engine and Performance

The 2013 Audi Q5 gets more powerful optional engine choices. Having said that, the Q5’s base engine has been carried over, and the turbocharged 2.0L Inline-4 retains the same torquey nature with the power output rated at 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque which helps carry its curb weight of nearly 4,100 lbs. The four-cylinder model is mated to an efficient 8-speed automatic gearbox. This aids the 2013 Q5 to attain a 0-60 MPH time of 6.5 seconds, all the while it crosses the quarter-mile at 13.9 seconds.

Furthermore, the naturally aspirated 3.2L V6 engine has been replaced with a supercharged 3.0L V6 in the Q5 that produces 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque which enables the SUV to go from 0-60 mph in just 6 seconds. This particular engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a standard all-wheel-drive setup. Then there is the new Q5 hybrid, which combines the 211 hp Inline-4 engine with a 54 hp electric motor. Also introduced is the new 3.0L V6 powered turbodiesel Q5.


2013 Audi Q5

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2013 Range Rover Evoque

2013 BMW X3







2.0L Inline-4

3.5L V6

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4


All-Wheel drive

Rear-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive


8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic


211 hp @ 4,300 RPM

302 hp @ 6500 RPM

240 hp @ 5500 RPM

240 hp @ 5000 RPM


258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 RPM

273 ft-lbs. @ 3500 RPM

251 ft-lbs. @ 1750 RPM

260 ft-lbs. @ 1250 RPM

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With the base engine, the 2013 Audi Q5 is underpowered when seen in comparison but that doesn’t make the Q5 a slow vehicle in any way. The Mercedes-Benz GLK is the only vehicle in this competition that gets a V6 as standard, which also makes it the most powerful mid-size crossover SUV in this competition. The Range Rover Evoque and the BMW X3 share similar horsepower output but the latter makes more torque.

Fuel Economy

With the inline-4 engine, the 2013 Audi Q5's fuel efficiency numbers are quite impressive. Also, with 19.8 gallons of fuel tank capacity, combined with 20/28/23 MPG of fuel economy in city/highway/combined, the 2013 Q5 ends up delivering the maximum driving range among the rivals here. These numbers may have improved, but with the supercharged V6, the Audi Q5 is at the opposite end of the spectrum. The 3.0T model with 18/26/21 MPG in city/highway/combined is more performance-oriented rather than being efficient.


2013 Audi Q5

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2013 Range Rover Evoque

2013 BMW X3

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Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)





The 2013 Range Rover Evoque trails the Q5 closely, with an 18.5-gallon capacity fuel tank and has the second-highest driving range. The Mercedes-Benz GLK with its V6 engine has compromised mileage, compared to the BMW X3, which has the most fuel-efficient engine that averages 24 MPG but has the smallest fuel tank at 17.7 gallons. The latter eats into its range but is still better than the Mercedes.


Keeping things minimal yet classy and elegant has always been Audi’s forte. The 2013 Audi Q5 interior is no exception in this case either. Trimmed with rich materials and an abundance of luxury undertone feel up the interior of the Q5. The seats are well-padded and comfortable with ample legroom and headroom in both the front and second row. The Audi Q5 clearly has the most cargo capacity of 29.1 cubic feet of standard space behind the second row, with the seats upright. With the seats folded down, the Q5 opens up its standard cargo space from 29.1 cubic feet to 54 cubic feet of cargo space.

Apart from that, all Q5 models get leather upholstery and walnut trim, power front seats, and if a $4,300 Premium Package is chosen then it can be upgraded to heated front seats and a panoramic sunroof. Higher trims get access to exclusive Milano leather treatment and with a leather instrument panel, stands out as a pretty posh vehicle.


2013 Audi Q5

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2013 Range Rover Evoque

2013 BMW X3

Seating Capacity





Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)



40.3/ 56.5/ 43.1


Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)



39.7 / 55.8/ 35.6


Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)





That said, the Audi Q5 does have a pretty well-built cabin which is loaded with convenience and amenities, of which some highlighting ones are:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • Rear seat entertainment
  • Reclining rear seats

The 2013 Audi Q5 comes with a 7-inch touchscreen that supports Multimedia Media Interface infamously known as MMI. There is an upmarket feel to this new infotainment system that is accompanied by a Bang and Olufsen sound system, 3D graphics, and a DVD player. There’s also Bluetooth available along with Navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View. Another interesting upgrade is the integration of the smartphone App with the Audi music stream. This system connects with your iPod/iPhone and lets you stream music.


Not going over the board has always been Audi’s formula when it comes to designing their vehicles. The 2013 Q5 retains that same charm and presence found in every Audi car. Just like the Audi A4 or Audi A5, the 2013 Audi Q5 exterior also receives some minor touch-ups at the front in the form of the reshaped grille, slimmer headlights, and a subtle car-like roofline. The 20-inch double spoked wheels add to Q5’s stature and give it a significant road presence.

Both the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK and the Audi Q5 weigh the same at 4079 lbs, but the latter is longer by 3.3 inches. The 2013 BMW X3 is the longest in this competition at 183 inches. But the Range Rover Evoque is the most off-road centric with 8.4 inches of ground clearance and a short wheelbase.


2013 Audi Q5

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2013 Range Rover Evoque

2013 BMW X3

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That said, the Q5 is a looker and has a very eye-catchy exterior, of which some of the highlighting features are:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Tow hitch
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Power liftgate

The 2013 Audi Q5 has not been tested by the NHTSA, while the IIHS has tested it thoroughly for its safety prowess. The 2013 Q5 fares well on this front, as it certainly gets the tag of one of the safest SUVs in the segment. However, Audi equips this compact SUV with some important safety features. This includes a stability control system, along with rear side airbags and brake assist, as part of its standard equipment. However, the Q5’s safety list is rather short when it comes to driver-assistance features.

That said, the Q5 gets a long list of safety features, of which some of them are: 

  • Auto-leveling headlights
  • Cornering lights
  • Child safety lock
  • Traction control
  • Blind-spot monitor

2013 Audi Q5 Vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

The Audi Q5 boasts more cabin room inside with better headroom and more cargo capacity. The Q5 also one-ups on the overall road presence with bigger dimensions and a, comparatively, brawny exterior design. The Q5 also boasts of a better acceleration time despite the Mercedes’ bigger V6 under the hood and more power on tap. The bigger V6 also eats up into the fuel economy and the smaller fuel tanks don’t help matters either. Inside, the Mercedes may feel a bit of a compromise when compared to the Audi’s.

2013 Audi Q5 Vs. 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Audi Q5 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque adopt different approaches to cater to a similar audience. The Audi Q5 takes a gentleman’s approach with a plush interior and a brawny styling. The engine is similar to the Evoque but the latter produces more power and comes standard with All-Wheel Drive. The Evoque also takes upon the dirty work that the Q5 might not with its Land Rover pedigree and higher ground clearance. The interior might not be as plush but gets the work done.

Final Verdict

The 2013 Audi Q5 is an all-rounder in its true sense. It's fun to drive and equally practical as well. It might not be as off-road friendly as the Range Rover Evoque but it gets most of the luxury and safety features that one tries to find in a modern car. The 2013 Audi Q5 is a proper package and if you can look past the humble exterior design then the Q5 will rightfully be worth it.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

183 cu in

horse power

272 hp @ 4780 rpm


295 lb.-ft. @ 2150 rpm


8 speed shiftable automatic


182 in


110.5 in


78 in

curb weight

4354 lbs


65 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

passenger volume

101.5 cu ft

cargo volume

57.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

18/21/26 mpg

highway range

514.80 mi

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

Audi Q5 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $69,837
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,440$1,963$1,452$909$329$7,093
Taxes and Fees$3,775$284$254$229$202$4,744
Total Cost-To-Own$19,036$12,402$11,609$14,385$12,405$69,837
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