2014 Audi Q5

Rating8.5

Ranked #1 in Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$37,300 - $44,400

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Key Spec of 2014 Audi Q5
fuel economy

18/21/26

fuel type

-

horsepower

272 hp @ 4780 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2014 Audi Q5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2014 Audi Q5 is a dynamic compact SUV that stands out in the premium luxury segment due to its excellent ride quality, comfort, best-in-class fuel economy, and range. Adding onto the lengthy list of features available is the new Bluetooth connectivity which is standard on the 2.0T Premium trim for the year 2014, whereas the 3.0T Premium Plus trim gets the Audi Side Assist system as an optional extra.

2014 Audi Q5 For Sale

Available in over three trims, prices for the 2014 Q5 start from an MSRP of $37,300 for the Premium trim, whereas the top-end Prestige sets you back by $51,300, before the $995 destination charges. While the base Premium trim is just about enough for most shoppers on the feature front, we nevertheless would recommend the 2013 Q5 Premium Plus trim, for an MSRP of $44,400. Building atop the base trim, it gets two powertrain options, along with plenty of optional feature packages. 

2014 Audi Q5 Buying Advice

Furthermore, if you're in the Used car market, expect to pay up anywhere between $17,000 and $35,000, with the average price for the 2014 Q5 being around $18,238.

The safety front of the 2014 Q5 is certainly taken care of with the latest driver assistance features added to the lineup this time around. Audi has further introduced two new engines to join the Q5 lineup apart from the standard 2.0L turbo-four engine, a turbodiesel, and a supercharged V6 which powers the performance-oriented Audi SQ5.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Best-in-class fuel economy

Price gap between trims is huge

Bluetooth Connectivity is offered as standard

Impressive handling and control dynamics

3.0L V6 turbodiesel and 3.0L Supercharged V6 engines join the lineup.

Great Cargo capacity

S Line packages now available with all trims

New exterior color choices available

Over All Rating

8.5

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Pricing and Feature8.00
Features7.50
Engine and Performance8.50
Fuel Economy8.00
Interior8.70
Exterior9.00
Safety8.70
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#1 in Suv

#1 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

Premium$37,300 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM/Satellite
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Fog/Driving lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear air conditioning with controls
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio

Prestige$44,400 onwards

  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist

Premium Plus$44,400 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels


Colors and Styles

2014 Audi Q5 in Cuvee Silver Metallic color
Cuvee Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Audi does bring about a range of new additions to its 2014 Q5 lineup, to make it stand apart from the competition. Aside from on the specs front, Audi makes the S line package standard across all the trim levels. Furthermore, the 2014 Q5 also gets a series of new color additions, such as Maya Brown, Volcano Red, and more adorning its color palette.

The Audi Q5 is available with over four powertrain options, including the diesel, Q5 hybrid, and the Audi SQ5 variants, and its price starts at $37,300 for the ‘Premium’ trim and goes all the way up to $51,300 for the Hybrid ‘Prestige’ trim. Being Audi’s entry to the segment, the Q5 has rewarded Audi with a lot of customers over the years due to its excellent practicality although, it does only have an average reliability quotient, with some minor problems witnessed by previous owners. The Q5 competes with the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK 350, and the INFINITI QX50 in the luxury compact SUV segment.


Buying Advice

The 2014 Audi Q5 Premium Plus seems to be the perfect trim option to go for as it offers additional premium features to the already feature-rich base trim level and also gives the customer an option to choose between two powertrain options. Moreover, instead of spending $10,000 extra, one can be satiated with all the offers in the aforementioned trim with additional extensions like the Convenience Package.

Which Audi Q5 Model Year to buy?

As the 2014 Audi Q5 is the only SUV in its current generation to have gone through a major update on the specs and features front, our recommendation on that basis will be the 2014 Q5. Although, as for its poor reliability ratings, one could also opt for the 2013 Audi Q5, as apart from some standard additions that year, the compact 2013 SUV is pretty reliable.

Features
7.5/10

The 2014 Audi Q5 is available in 3 trim levels namely- Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium trim level is the base one priced at $37,300 and offers a plethora of standard features and creature comforts. It is available only with the base engine while the Premium Plus trim level adds some premium features to the Q5 such as heated seats and sunroof and also offers an option between the two powertrain options available for the Q5. The Prestige trim level is the top-shelf trim level and comes only with the larger 3.0L V6 powertrain unit.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP 

$37,300

$44,400

$51,300

Key Features

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Adds or replaces features of ‘Premium’

Adds or replaces features of “Premium Plus”

 

Rear Spoiler

Sun/moonroof

HD Radio

 

Anti-theft alarm system

Auto-leveling headlights

Optional Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Heated Mirrors

Heated Front Seats

WiFi Hotspot

 

Rain Sensing Wipers

HID Headlights

Blind-Spot Monitor

 

Daytime Running Lights

Optional Rear View Camera and Parking Aid

Rearview camera and Rear Parking Aid

Moreover, the Audi Q5 is quite a tech superior machinery which has an Anti-theft alarm system, Rear Parking Aid, and Auto-leveling headlights, all of them having their specialties. The safety end is also satisfactory as the opportunity to avail of Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind-Spot Monitor is a great deal too. The 10-speaker audio set with an amplifier has been fitted inside as well whose volume can be controlled as per revving and flooring. Thus, one is not going to be disappointed after spending such an amount on it.

Engine and Performance
8.5/10

The base engine on offer with the 2014 Audi Q5 is a 2.0 L turbocharged inline-4 powertrain unit that produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. The Q5 is also available with a larger 3.0L supercharged V6 engine that produces a bit more horsepower and torque at 272 hp and 295 lb-ft respectively. Both the powertrain units are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission unit with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system that has been kept consistent across all trims.

The 2.0L turbocharged engine unit can help the Q5 accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and cover a quarter-mile distance in 13.9 seconds. Furthermore, for 2014, Audi also introduces a Q5 TDI that gets a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 engine, while the new Audi SQ5 gets a much more powerful 354 hp 3.0L supercharged V6, which allows it to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 5.1 seconds.

Models

2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

2014 INFINITI QX50

MSRP

$37,300

$40,750

$38,405

$35,845

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4

2.0L, Turbocharged, inline-4

3.5L, naturally aspirated, V6

3.7L, naturally aspirated, V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

220 hp @ 4,450 RPM

240 hp @ 5,000 RPM

302 hp @ 6,500 RPM

325 hp @ 7,000 RPM

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

267 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

6.3 sec

6.7 sec

6.4 sec

Quarter-Mile

13.9 sec

13.8 sec

14.1 sec

13.5 sec

Top-Speed

130 mph

130 mph

135 mph

135 mph

The INFINITI QX50 is the most powerful of the lot and is considerably cheaper than the rest in its class. This directs us towards the cause-effect of the high engine capacity but then it also becomes clearer that fuel economy will be at the tipping point for the same. As far as top speed is concerned, the GLK 350 and QX50 are favorites here but the gap among all of them is significantly low. So, there is no specific leader of the pack.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2014 Audi Q5 is arguably one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in the segment along with decent range coverage. The Q5 with the 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 unit delivers a combined fuel economy of 23 MPG and is capable of returning 20 and 28 miles per gallon in the city and highway respectively. The excellent fuel tank capacity of 19.8 gallons helps the Q5 deliver a class-topping combined range of 455 miles. The 3.0L engine unit too is a pretty economical one and delivers a combined fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon which is indeed great.

Models

2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

2014 INFINITI QX50

MPG (City)

20

21

19

17

MPG (Highway)

28

28

26

25

MPG (Combined)

23

24

22

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.8

17.7

17.4

20

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

396 / 554.4 / 455

371.7 / 495.6 / 424.8

330.6 / 452.4 / 382.2

340 / 500 / 400

While the base engine variant of the Q5 offers a combined fuel economy of 23 MPG, some rivals offer comparatively lesser on the same scale. This really goes on to show how the 2014 Audi Q5 delivers a perfect blend of performance and fuel economy. Thus, making it the most practical choice among them.

Interior
8.7/10

The 2014 Audi Q5 is no less than its siblings when it comes to the interior front. Irrespective of trim, the Audi Q5 is enriched with all that you might crave after spending such a hefty price. It comes with leather upholstery for the premium touch along with the power-ventilated and power-heated seats that can be altered as per our posture convenience. The center console and dual-zone automatic climate control in conjunction with the sunroof make the storyline for the Q5. Hence, it is a valuable investment altogether keeping the optional extras in mind.

The Q5’s 29.1 cu. ft cargo capacity is one of its USPs and definitely surpasses its rivals with a considerable difference. The first row is manageable for all but the stark difference appears when one views the rear seating arrangement where the Q5 is exceptionally roomy while the QX50 struggles. The folding seats even expand the storage capacity in the Q5 increasing the overall space. The seat height and cushioning have also been given consideration in it. The others also gauge on the same level in this matter.

Models

2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

2014 INFINITI QX50

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.4 / 57.7 / 41

40.7 / 57.3 / 39.9

39.8 / 55.2 / 41.4

40.5 / 54.8 / 44.3

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39 / 56.4 / 37.4

39.1 / 56 / 36.8

39.7 / 55.4 / 35.1

38.4 / 55.1 / 28.5

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

29.1

27.6

16.5

18.6

Audi is one of the most innovative manufacturers when it comes to providing infotainment features in their fleet of cars. The infotainment display on the dashboard of the Q5 is a 6.5-inch multi-information display unit with loaded functionalities. The audio unit is a 180W 6 speaker audio system provided as standard and on opting for the ‘Prestige’ trim level, you can avail of a premium Bang & Olufsen surround sound system with 14 speakers. Other features include satellite radio, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity along with steering wheel controls for infotainment and cruise control.

Exterior
9.0/10

The Audi Q5 is, without a doubt, an appealing masterpiece for multiple reasons. Well, from where should one should start, is it that silhouette that is a treat to the eyes when coupled with the 8.0J x 18" 5-Spoke-V-Design or the wide front which looks aggressive, thanks to its converging headlamps which looks as it is staring back at you along with the chrome-accented grilles. Further adding to that, it gets rails on top of the roof and a lip spoiler in the rear. Both being assistants at boosting utilitarianism.

Coming onto the dimension front, the 2014 Audi Q5 is the heaviest of the lot, and although being the heaviest it is also one of the fastest accelerating SUVs in the segment. It is also one of the longest in the class, which assures us of bigger cabin space. There is no serious dimensional variation among the rivals. The ground clearance also has a difference of less than half an inch.

Models

2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

2014 INFINITI QX50

Curb Weight (lb)

4079

4068

4078

3790

Length (inches)

182.6

183

178.3

182.3

Width (inches)

74.7

74.1

74.2

71

Height (inches)

65.2 

65.4

66.9

61.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.9

8.3

7.9

6

Wheelbase (inches)

110.5

110.6

108.5

110.2

Some of the notable exterior features are:

  • Auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Blacked out grille elements
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Rear Spoilers
  • Roof rails
Safety
8.7/10

Besides being practical and utilitarian, the Audi Q5 is also among the safest SUVs on the market today. The Q5 gets an overall rating of NHTSA 5-star with a highlighting 5-star in the rollover status. This is a point of notice, as generally, SUVs don't perform to such a level. The IIHS might have different scales but results are the same there and that too the frontal crash prevention unit has been rated “Advanced” by them. Active aids like the Electronic Stability Control, Optional Adaptive Cruise Control, and Blind-Spot Monitoring System can also be spotted in it. Thus, making the 2014 Audi Q5 a desirable SUV to own.

Some of the notable safety features are:

  • Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Side impact beams
  • Frontal Collision Warning
Competition
9.0/10

2014 Audi Q5 Vs. 2014 BMW X3

The decision to pick any SUV between the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 can be baffling. The reason is that both the SUVs are neck-to-neck in terms of their offering for the price. The X3 is slightly pricier than the Q5 but offers more power and torque. The Q5 offers the best-in-class cabin with a plethora of standard features and an intuitive infotainment system. However, the Quattro AWD layout of the Audi Q5 is superior to the X3’s xDrive layout when it comes to tackling challenging driving conditions.

2014 Audi Q5 Vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

The Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 is the go-to option for the ones looking at a commendable performance in the segment. The GLK 350 carries a similar base price to the Audi Q5 but offers a standard V6 with impressive power and torque ratings. However, it falls short in terms of fuel economy figures and the rear seat space when compared to the Q5.

Final Verdict

The Audi Q5 is a true value for money SUV for the price range that includes aesthetic appeal, houses modern infotainment features, and is arguably the best SUV in its range when it comes to fuel economy. Its cargo capacity, second-row space, and modernistic looks are some of its best USPs. Overall, the Q5 is a great option in its class, however, looking into some of the rivals might also not be a bad idea.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$44400

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

272 hp @ 4780 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 2150 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

dimensions
length

182.6 in

wheelbase

110.5 in

width

74.7 in

curb weight

4354 lbs

Height

65.2 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

101.5 cu ft

cargo volume

57.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

18/21/26 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 19, 2022

All weather SUV.

Pros - Plush cabin, Quattro system, Sport package.

Cons - Expensive to maintain.

Well laid out cabin. I have been driving an Audi Q5 for about 6 years now. I really gotta say this, it is the best car i have ever owned. It has the practicality and opulence of an SUV yet drives like a hatchback around the corners. The Quattro system gives amazing traction and confidence in the corners even during rainy conditions. Inside, everything is well appointed. The design of the dashboar...

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Reliability
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Deal Value
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Eliza Collier

2016 Audi Q5

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

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 6, 2022

A Massive let down from Audi.

Pros - Nothing good about it.

Cons - *Timing belt issues, multiple issues.

Disappointed with Audi. Considering its fantastic reputation on the online forums, I foolishly shelled out $25,330 for the 2016 Audi Q5. Guess what, it's compressor and camshaft broke down almost simultaneously. I have no idea how this happened but the dealer was rather quick at pointing fingers at me. That was the first red flag right there. I ignored it, but soon the timing belt slipped. Funnil...

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Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
5/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

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M Minter

2016 Audi Q5

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

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 11, 2022

Great fun to frive

Pros - Premium, Agile, Puncy.

Cons - Cargo space.

Cargo limit The Q5 is a fun SUV to drive with enough passenger room but I wish the trunk was larger. This car is also very premium and everything seems to be fit snugly. Premium dealership and a well trained team who carried themselves in a great manner.

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Audi Q5 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$45,374
5 Year Cost To Own
$69,837
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $69,837
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,599$4,594$3,752$4,206$3,675$24,826
Insurance$1,574$1,629$1,686$1,745$1,806$8,440
Fuel$2,537$2,614$2,692$2,773$2,856$13,472
Maintenance$111$1,318$1,773$3,071$1,307$7,580
RepairsNANANA$1,452$2,230$3,682
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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