2017 Audi Q5


Ranked #1 in Midsize Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$43,150 - $53,200

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Key Spec of 2017 Audi Q5
fuel economy


fuel type

Premium Unleaded (required)


272 hp @ 4780 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Comfortable & spacious rear seats

Dated infotainment system

Premium Plus trim adds standard 19-inch alloy wheels

Strong V6 engine

No standard active safety features

Prestige trim adds standard 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, Adaptive Cruise Control and Audi Drive Select

Composed handling

Below-average cargo space

Great towing capacity

2017 Audi Q5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 13, 2022

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The 2017 Audi Q5 is available for sale with a base price tag of MSRP $40,900. New-for-2017 is a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters, Audi Drive Select, and Adaptive Cruise Control for the Prestige trim while the Premium Plus trim adds 19-inch wheels. The 2017 Q5 gets two engine options which include a 220-hp turbo-4 engine with the 2.0T Premium trim and a 272-hp supercharged V6 engine in the 3.0T trim. The latter engine is all about power and can sprint from 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds.

2017 Audi Q5 For Sale-

The 2017 Audi Q5 is offered in three trims, namely Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $40,900, with the top end 3.0T Prestige trim priced at $53,200. Now the best trim of the lineup is definitely the mid-tier Premium Plus trim, priced at an MSRP of $43,150. Nevertheless, we would recommend the 272 hp supercharged V6 powered 3.0T Premium Plus trim, as it builds upon the Premium variant features, now including the 19-inch wheels, S line exterior packaging, heated front seats, and much more.

2017 Audi Q5 Buying Advice-

While the 2017 Q5 is certainly the best model in the first generation, with it being competitively priced with respect to the feature it houses, we would still recommend you go for an older 2015 Audi Q5 model, as for the price of $39,300, it still differentiates itself from the 2017 MY by almost $1600, with no major change on the features front.

Then there is also the case of the more powerful SQ5 variant, which gets a 354 hp supercharged V6. But, neither of these engines is fuel-efficient. The Q5's towing capacity is rated at 4,400 pounds, and is one of the best in its segment. The interior design of the Q5 is dated and lacks modern technological features but is spacious and ergonomic. However, its cargo capacity and reliability ratings are below average compared to its class rivals. Speaking of rivals, the 2017 Q5 goes head-to-head against the BMW X3, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the Volvo XC60.

Also, check out the 2022 Audi Q5!

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Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#1 in Midsize Luxury Suv

#8 in Suv

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Premium Plus$43,150 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming & power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver memory settings
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Keyless ignition and entry

Prestige$53,200 onwards

  • 14-Speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Color trip computer
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Heated and cooled cupholder
  • Navigation system w/ voice controls
  • Rear door sunshades


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2018 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $2
Previous Price: $2589807 May 2022

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

Est. $351/mo
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$9,096.5 Below market
RMV: $34,992.5
Kennesaw, GA
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2016 Audi Q5

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Est. $251/mo
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$6,498 Below market
RMV: $24,993
Clifton Heights, PA
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2018 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2649522 Jun 2022

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

Est. $352/mo
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$8,997.5 Below market
RMV: $34,992.5
San Antonio, TX
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2018 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $1918
Previous Price: $2799816 Jun 2022

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

Est. $354/mo
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$8,912.5 Below market
RMV: $34,992.5
Downers Grove, IL
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2016 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $2037723 Jun 2022

2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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

Est. $275/mo
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$6,574.5 Below market
RMV: $26,851.5
Hopkins, MN
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2018 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2699517 Jun 2022

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18

Est. $359/mo
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$8,497.5 Below market
RMV: $34,992.5
Morrisville, PA
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2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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

Est. $244/mo
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$5,501 Below market
RMV: $23,496
East Windsor, CT
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2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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

Est. $244/mo
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$5,508 Below market
RMV: $23,496
Temple Hills, MD
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2016 Audi Q5
Price Drop, $196
Previous Price: $1818807 Jun 2022

2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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

Est. $244/mo
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$5,504 Below market
RMV: $23,496
Granbury, TX
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Colors and Styles

2017 Audi Q5 in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling- The Car Connection

The Audi Q5 is one of the top-ranking compact SUVs in its segment. Its engine lineup is strong and offers peppier acceleration no matter which engine you choose. The Q5's cabin is spacious and comfortable but lacks a modern infotainment system. Also, its cargo capacity and standard safety features are on the lower side too. However, Audi has announced that the Q5 will undergo a full redesign for the next model year.

Unlike its rivals, the Q5 has higher ownership costs due to its high maintenance, repair, and fuel costs. The total cost to own the Q5, including depreciation, finance, etc. is $11,500 per year, which is relatively more for a compact SUV. The miles per dollar ratio is calculated to be 5.73 only, which is on the lower side. Speaking of reliability, the Q5 scored only 79 while its rivals rank above it.

Buying Advice

The 2.0T Premium Plus trim is the most value-for-money 2017 Q5 trim. Apart from the standard features, this trim adds heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, push-button start, keyless entry, power-folding exterior mirrors, and memory settings for the driver's seat. We also recommend buying the $2,300 Navigation and Convenience package as it adds a navigation system with voice controls, HD radio, SiriusXM, Audi Parking System Plus, and Bluetooth.


Some features in the higher trims are available in lower trims as options, including the upgraded MMI system - Autotrader

The 2017 Audi Q5 comes in three different trims which are Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium trim has a base price of 40,900 and comes only with a 2.0L engine. The Premium Plus is the middle child in the lineup and comes with two engine options. Starting at $53,200, the Prestige trim is the top-spec trim and is powered by a 3.0L engine. These prices exclude a destination charge of $950.

Trim Premium Premium Plus Prestige
MSRP (2.0T) $40,900 $43,150 N/A
MSRP (3.0T) N/A $46,400 $53,200
Key Features 7-inch display Adds/ Upgrades to Premium trim Adds/ Upgrades to Premium Plus trim
  8-way power front seats with power lumbar support Heated front seats 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system
  Leather upholstery Auto-dimming rearview mirror 8.3-inch display
  10-speaker sound system Push-button start Bluetooth streaming
  Ambient lighting Keyless entry Larger disc brakes
  Panoramic sunroof Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors Refrigerated storage
  Tri-zone automatic climate control Memory settings for driver's seat Adaptive Cruise Control
  SiriusXM 19-inch alloy wheels HD radio
  Power liftgate   Blind Spot Monitoring

The Q5 is a host of a good set of standard comfort features but technological features are limited compared to its rivals. Some of the standard interior features include tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power front seats, a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, and many more. If you are looking for more technological and safety features, the top-end Prestige trim has it all.

Engine and Performance

Regardless of which engine you choose, the Q5 delivers refined and rapid acceleration- Edmunds

Two different engines power the 2017 Audi Q5. The base Q5 engine is a 2.0L turbo inline-4 that makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on the Premium trim and optional on the Premium Plus trim. If you are looking for more power, the 3.0L supercharged V6 engine is a good choice. Power bumps up to 272 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque. No matter which engine you choose, the transmission duties are handled by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, what makes the Q5 stand out is its standard Quattro AWD system. The base turbo-4 engine has more than enough torque. City or highway, this engine is at ease, as it never feels underpowered, it's refined and quite impressive to drive.

The Audi Q5's agility depends on the engine choice. With the base engine, the Q5 is able to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds and further races to complete a quarter of a mile in 15.8 seconds. It's a different story with the 3.0L engine. It does 0-60 in 5.9 seconds while the quarter-mile run is finished in 14.5 seconds. The base engine develops enough power for city driving while the power delivery is good. The throttle response of the 3.0L engine is really good.  When you put your foot down and get the power, it's happy to react and do whatever you want. The 8-speed automatic does very well in delivering all the power when needed to the wheels.


2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 BMW X3







2.0L Turbo Inline-4 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain AWD FWD RWD RWD


8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic


220 hp @ 4,450 RPM 240 hp @ 5,600 RPM 241 hp @ 5,500 RPM 240 hp @ 5,000 RPM


258 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM 258 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM 273 lb-ft. @ 1,300 RPM 260 lb-ft. @ 1,450 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

7.0 sec

6.1 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter Mile

14.9 sec

16.0 sec

14.6 sec

15.0 sec

Regardless of the engine or model, the Audi Q5 is one of the best crossovers to drive. The standard Quattro AWD system offers immense grip while tackling corners with high speed. Surprisingly, the body lean is well controlled. So, it's more fun to drive than any other car in the class. The models with the 2.0L engine are fitted with 12.6 discs in the front wheels and 11.8-inch discs at the back, both ventilated. In the brake test, the Audi Q5 was able to achieve a braking distance of 114 feet, which is very competitive. The 2017 Audi Q5 satisfies its buyers by offering a good towing capacity which is rated at 4,400 pounds.

Fuel Economy

Despite being one of the older competitors in the segment, the Audi Q5 is fairly fuel efficient- The Car Connection

The fuel ratings of the Audi Q5 would surely surprise you. The EPA-estimated ratings of the 2017 Q5 are 20 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on a highway, and 22 MPG combined. Note that the Q5 comes standard with an AWD system. These ratings drop down to 21 MPG combined for the V6 engine. Considering the power it makes, the V6 has decent fuel ratings. The fuel tank of the Q5 measures 19.8 gallons and is probably the largest in its class. It delivers a combined range of 465 miles owing to its large fuel tank while the V6 models can drive up to 435 miles only. All in all, the Q5's fuel economy is average in its class.


2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 BMW X3

MPG (City)

20 23 22


MPG (Highway)

27 30 28


MPG (Combined)

22 26 24


Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 19.8 18.5 17.4 17.7
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 396/535/465 426/555/490 383/487/435 372/496/434

The Volvo XC60 has the best MPG figures and driving range in this competition. But, being an RWD car, the efficiency of both the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is really good. The Q5's fuel efficiency is not that great compared to its rivals but its large fuel tank saves the day in terms of range.


Nobody even comes close to Audi's sophisticated in-cabin tech system- Kelly Blue Book

Inside the 2017 Q5, you'll get Audi's typical top-notch materials and construction. As far as the dashboard layout goes, there's no hiding that the Q5 is one of Audi's older designs. This SUV seats up to 5 people while leather upholstery is standard. The front seats offer excellent comfort and support and are power-adjustable too. Higher models also add heated functions. You get a commanding driving position that SUV buyers like.

The sporty looks don't limit the car's practicality. There's plenty of space for adults, be it in the front or at the back. The standard panoramic sunroof gives an airy feel to the cabin. Having said that, the Q5 is wide enough to seat three across, which is excellent. The seats also have a backrest that reclines slightly for a more laid-back seating position.


2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 BMW X3

Passenger Capacity





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





Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

29.1 30.8 19.4


A 7-inch infotainment display is the main source for the infotainment functions in the Audi Q5. It is mounted inside the dash and the overall layout looks dated. This screen supports only the basic functions such as SiriusXM, AM/FM radio, and auxiliary audio input, A single-disc CD player is also available. The top-end 3.0T Prestige trim upgrades the infotainment system to an 8.3-inch infotainment display that uses Audi's MMI interface. It supports optional Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The interface is intuitive and the graphics look slick.

The MMI infotainment system is easier to use when you are driving than a touchscreen thanks to the rotary push-button at the center console. A 10-speaker sound system is standard but a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with 14 speakers is only exclusive to the 3.0T Prestige trim. The responses are quick while the menu layout is logically laid out. Still, the MMI infotainment system is behind in this field as many of its rivals have switched to touchscreen displays. There are various buttons below the screen for a quick change of settings.

The Audi Q5 offers 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place. Compared to its rivals, it boasts one of the best trunk volumes. If you need access to more cargo space, fold the rear seats and you will see a maximum space of 57.3 cubic feet before your eyes. The Q5's load bay is easy to access thanks to its square shape and flat loading lip. Moreover, every model of the Q5 comes with a standard power liftgate which makes loading items into the cargo area easier.


The 2017 Audi Q5 boasts sheet metal that embodies low-key elegance- Carfax

Audi's style is generally been considered conservative and that's definitely going on with the Q5. Upfront, you get the traditional Audi grille design with four rings embedded on it. The LED DRLs running around the headlamps looks attractive and emit an aggressive look. You also get front and rear fog lamps on every model of the Q5. A pair of 18-inch alloy wheels are standard but 19 and 20-inch aluminum wheels are also available. The 2017 Q5 has a ground clearance of 7.9 inches, which is good enough for driving on wed mud roads or rough terrain. 

The Q5 strikes an elegant and relatively simple side profile. Its wheelbase measures 110.5 inches while its overall length is 182.6 inches, which is on par with some of its rivals. The optional Offroad Style package adds 19-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels, offroad front and rear bumpers, black fender lip moldings, and rugged contrast cladding. The rear profile is raked, giving a crossover look. The simple and elegant design continues across the rear. The same headlight design is carried out at the back too.


2017 Audi Q5 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 BMW X3

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,090 4,092 3,891


Length (in)

182.6 182.8 183.3


Width (in)





Height (in)

65.2 67.4 64.5


Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 9.1



Wheelbase (in)

110.5 109.2 113.1


Track Width(in) F/R

63.7/63.5 64.3/62.4 63.9/63.7


The high ground clearance of the Volvo XC60 doesn't mean it's an off-roader. The low ground clearance and wide wheelbase of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will assist in better aerodynamics and handling. Although the BMW X3's wheelbase is almost equal to the Q5, its rear-seat room is slightly more.

Some noticeable exterior features of the Q5 are:

  • HID headlamps with cleaners
  • LED DRLs & taillights
  • Front & rear fog lights
  • Power-folding, heated, auto-dimming exterior mirrors
  • Polished aluminum exhaust tips
  • Chrome grille
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Aluminum window trim
  • 18,19 & 20-inch aluminum wheels

There are no lane-departure or collision-avoidance technologies available in the Audi Q5- CarGurus

The Audi Q5 received a good response from NHTSA for its crash tests. An overall safety rating of 4 stars was given to the Q5. Section-wise, it scored 4 stars for the frontal crash test, 4 stars for the rollover crash test, and 5 stars for the side-impact crash test. IIHS honored the Q5 with their highest rating which is the 'Top Safety Pick+' award. It received 'Good' ratings in most of the crash tests, a second-highest 'Advanced' rating for the front crash prevention. Therefore, for enhanced protection of the passengers, six airbags are provided including dual front front side and side curtain airbags. Unlike its rivals, the Q5 doesn't come with any standard driver-assist features. The optional safety features list is not long either.

The list of safety features available in the Q5 are:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Radar Cruise Control
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 Volvo XC60

Similarly priced at the Q5, the Volvo XC60 comes standard with an FWD drivetrain and is more powerful. Therefore, its agility is quicker and is also more fuel-efficient than the Q5. When it comes to towing, the Q5 has the upper hand. The XC60's cabin offers slightly less rear-seat space but its cargo capacity exceeds that of the Q5. Both SUVs have good ratings but the XC60 is the best pick as it offers a long list of driver-assist features.

2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class's initial price is less and makes 21 horses more than the Q5. In terms of performance, the GLC-Class has the best stats in this competition but its towing capacity is less. Moreover, it is more fuel-efficient and practical. Moving to the interior, the GLC-Class offers more luxury features and is as spacious as the Q5. The GLC-Class also earned the same safety ratings but packs more safety features.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 BMW X3

Priced at $40,050, the BMW X3 is a powerful SUV with sportier handling and strong engines. Therefore, it's quicker than the Q5 in both performance tests. The X3's efficiency is far better but loses in terms of towing capacity. Its cabin has a much better infotainment system and an impressive cargo capacity too. The Q5 may have won the 'Top Safety Pick+' award but the X3 has more advanced safety features. 

2017 BMW X3
Final Verdict

There's an awful lot to like about the Audi Q5. The cabin is beautifully finished while the engines are extremely refined and it's a comfortable cruiser. However, it's not quite as exciting to drive as the BMW X3 and it's definitely not as involving as the Porsche Macan but Audi have strengthened those areas that have appealed to so many Q5 customers over the years.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

121 cu in

horse power

220 hp @ 4450 rpm


258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm


8 speed Automatic


183 in


111 in


75 in

curb weight

4387 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

20/22/27 mpg

highway range

534.60 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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