2014 Audi Q5

MSRP $37,300 - $51,900

Ranked #11 in Suv

7.3

Overall Rating

2014 Audi Q5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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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 compact SUV segment due to its excellent ride quality, comfort, best-in-class fuel economy, and range. Being Audi’s entry to the segment, the Audi Q5 has rewarded Audi with a lot of customers over the years due to its excellent practicality and reliability quotient.

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Pros

Fuel Economy

Handling and control dynamics

Cargo capacity

Cons

Comparatively sluggish

Price gaping is huge

What's New?

A few interior features have been made standard across all trims

The powertrain has been updated


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

145 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

220 hp @ 4450 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

multi-link front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

110.5 in.

length

182.6 in.

width

74.7 in.

height

65.2 in.

curb weight

4079 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

57.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

4400 lbs.

payload capacity

1047 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

6.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/24/28 mpg

highway range

554.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

2.0T Premium quattro$37,300 onwards

2.0T Premium Plus quattro$41,200 onwards

3.0T Premium Plus quattro$44,400 onwards

3.0T Prestige quattro$51,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Audi Q5 in Cuvee Silver Metallic color
Cuvee Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The Audi Q5 is available with two powertrain options and its price starts at $38,195 for the ‘Premium’ trim and goes all the way up to $52,795 for the ‘Prestige’ trim. The Q5 competes with the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK 350, and the INFINITI QX50 in the luxury compact SUV segment. Each of them is a maestro in their own senses. It will be interesting to see how the upgrades in the powertrain and other realms would impact its overall image.


7.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2014 Audi Q5 Features

7.5/10

The Audi Q5 is available in 3 trim levels namely- Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium trim level is the base one priced at $38,195 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 L powertrain unit.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP 

$38,195

$42,100

$52,795

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 not at all a platitude phenomenon. 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.

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The 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. 

2014 Audi Q5 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The base engine on offer with the 2014 Audi Q5 is a 2 L turbocharged inline-4 powertrain unit that produces 220 horsepower and 268 lb-ft. of torque. The Q5 is also available with a larger 3 L 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 L turbocharged engine unit can help the Q5 accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and cover a quarter-mile distance in 15.8 seconds. 

Models

2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

2014 INFINITI QX50

MSRP

$38,195

$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 (seconds)

7.5 sec

7.3 sec

7.2 sec

7.2 sec

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.8 sec

15.2 sec

15.1 sec

15 sec

Top-Speed (MPH)

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.

2014 Audi Q5 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Audi Q5 is arguably one of the most economical cars in the segment along with decent range coverage. The Q5 with the 2.0 L turbocharged inline-4 unit delivers a combined fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon 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 455.4 miles. The 3.0 L 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 / 455.4

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 Audi has got their fueling right where the Q5 delivers a perfect blend of performance and fuel economy. Thus, making it the most practical choice among them. Further adding to the narrative, what can you expect from the naturally aspirated engines and that too of capacities more than 3L. 

2014 Audi Q5 Interior

7.0/10

The 2014 Audi Q5 is no less than its siblings when it is a matter of interior accent. Irrespective of trim start, the Audi Q5 is enriched with all that you might crave after spending such a hefty price. The leather upholstery for the premium touch along with the power-ventilated and power-heated seats which 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 value-investment altogether keeping the offers in mind.

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

The Q5’s 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. Some of the notable interior features are:

  • Wooden trims on the dashboard
  • Heated front seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Three Zone Climate Control
  • Steering Mounted Controls

How intuitive is the 2014 Audi Q5’s infotainment unit?

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. Some of the notable infotainment features are:

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 6.5-inch multi-information infotainment display unit
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Premium Bang & Olufsen surround sound system with 14 speakers

2014 Audi Q5 Exterior

7.0/10

The Audi Q5 is, without a doubt, an appealing masterpiece for multiple reasons. Well, from where one should start with, is it that silhouette which 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.

Models

2014 Audi Q5

2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350

2014 INFINITI QX50

Curb Weight (lb)

4079

4068

4068

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

There is no serious variation among the rivals. All have been marked within the boundary. The ground clearance also has a difference of less than half an inch. They all seem to have the same body roll and leaning as per theory and therefore, it becomes a matter of active features that have been integrated inside them to counter the upheavals in the dynamics. It is reasonable to leave this segment inconclusive rather than shooting in the hay. Some of the notable exterior features are:

  • Sunroof
  • Blacked out grille elements
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Rear Spoilers
  • Roof rails

2014 Audi Q5 Safety

7.0/10

Besides being practical and utilitarian, the Q5 is also amongst the safest cars in 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 it a desirable one to own. Some of the notable safety features are:

  • Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Side impact beams

2014 Audi Q5 Final Verdict

The Audi Q5 is a true value for money SUV for the price range that exudes 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 not be a bad idea.

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