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2017 Audi Q5 SUV Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: May 12, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV that sits between the smaller Q3 and the seven-seater Q7. Part of the first generation introduced in 2009 and probably the last model before it gets a complete redesign for 2018 MY, the 2017 Audi Q5 settles for just a few feature changes this time around. Interior upgrades to the tune of a new three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters come with the Prestige trim. Prices for the base Q5 Premium trim start from an MSRP of $40,900, while the top tier Prestige sets you back by $53,200.

The compact luxury crossover manages to deliver an adequate amount of cabin space including on the cargo front, with its 29.1 cu. ft of cargo dimensions. Nevertheless, the interior and infotainment unit of the 2017 Q5 feels a bit outdated when compared to its competitors, and is in dire need of an upgrade. With a limited interior color selection, the 2017 Q5 competes with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3, and Volvo XC60.

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2017 Audi Q5 Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort

German automakers are well-known for their cutting-edge design and impeccable craftsmanship. That being said, Audi has adorned the 2017 Q5’s cabin with a finite selection of colors and premium materials to provide a luxurious appeal. The dashboard design is impressive and to make it look and feel richer, it is covered in soft leatherette along with triangular wooden, aluminum, or carbon fiber inserts.

Although, having said that, the Q5 interior is certainly in need of an upgrade if it has to catch up to the competition. The control knobs are easy to use and are located within comfortable reach. At the front, you get a semi-digital instrument cluster and a leather-wrapped multifunction wheel. It also comes standard with tri-zone climate control. The interior of the 2017 Q5 is not only one of the most stylish, but also one of the most spacious.

As standard, the 2017 Audi Q5 can seat 5 people in two rows. The front row comes equipped with a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. The standard bucket seats come with a sufficient amount of padding, so they provide good comfort and support. You also get 4-way power lumbar support and heating function. The rear row gets a foldable bench seat that seats three people.

Models

2017 Audi Q5

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 BMW X3

2017 Volvo XC60

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.5

NA

NA

98.6

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

39.4/57.7/41

37.8/57.3/40.8

40.7/57.3/39.9

38/56.7/41.2

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

39/56.4/37.4

38.5/56.5/37.3

39.1/56/36.5

38.1/55.2/36.4

Both the front and rear rows provide sufficient headroom and legroom. Moreover, for better comfort and a commanding driving position, Audi provides 12-way power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated sports seats as an option. And if you want better driving dynamics and softer ride quality, you can get the optional adaptive suspension system.

2017 Audi Q5 Infotainment

As standard, the 2017 Q5 comes equipped with a 6.5-inch HD touchscreen display powered by an MMI infotainment system setup. The existing Q5 infotainment system has been in play for quite some time now, and thus is in dire need of a systematic update. Besides that, you also get a 10-speaker premium audio system, Bluetooth Handsfree, audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a 32GB SD card slot.

The Prestige trim upgrades to a 7-inch touchscreen display, Audi Connect, HD Radio, a 14-speaker B&O premium audio system, SiriusXM traffic, and a voice-activated navigation system.

Key Infotainment Features

  • 7-inch MMI touchscreen display
  • 14-speaker B&O premium audio system
  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free and audio streaming
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • SiriusXM Traffic
  • MMI Navigation Plus with voice control system
  • Audi Connect

2017 Audi Q5 Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Audi Q5 offers 29.1 cu. ft. of standard cargo space behind the second-row seats. This is enough to hold five to six medium-sized bags. For loading larger and heavier items, fold down the rear seats to open up 57.3 cu. ft of cargo space. 

Moreover, all trims come standard with a power liftgate that can be opened by pressing a button. The cargo opening is large, making it easier to load larger items. Moreover, the cargo floor can be lowered with the optional adaptive suspension.

Models

2017 Audi Q5

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2017 BMW X3

2017 Volvo XC60

Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)

29.1

19.4

27.6

30.8

Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft³)

57.3

56.5

63.3

67.4

Volvo XC60 finally managed to fare well against its rivals with the largest cargo capacity in the segment. The Audi Q5 has the second-best standard cargo capacity. Nonetheless, all the SUVs offer decent cargo space.

Additional Interior Storage Spaces

At the front of the 2017 Audi Q5, you can find a small storage compartment for storing mobile phones and wallets, an illuminated and cooled glovebox, two cup holders (heated in the Prestige), a storage compartment under the armrest, and two large door bins. The rear row provides two cup holders, two seatback map pockets, and door bins.

2017 Audi Q5 Creature Comforts

The 2017 Audi Q5 comes equipped with all the creature comforts and technologies you expect inside a $40,900 luxury SUV. The Premium trim comes with black, gray, or beige leather-trimmed seats, power-adjustable bucket seats, a driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar support, tri-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, folding and sliding armrest, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Premium Plus comes with a driver's seat with memory function, heated front seats, and keyless entry. The Prestige model includes a new standard three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters and heated front cup holders as highlights, among other features.

Final Verdict

If you are looking for an SUV with a spacious, comfortable, and impeccably crafted cabin, the 2017 Audi Q5 is one of the most enticing vehicles in the US market. It comes packed with a lavish cabin and plenty of features that make the $40,000 price tag worth it. Aside from a premium interior, the 2017 Q5 has a promising build quality as well.


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