The 2018 Audi Q5 AWD accelerates from 0-60 MPH in just 5.9 seconds, while crossing the quarter-mile run in just 13.5 seconds. This is with the courtesy of the standard 252 hp 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine. The Q5's acceleration figures are quite impressive for a 4-cylinder engine. Now, the 2018 SQ5 is much faster, with its 354 hp Supercharged V6 engine, as it does the same 0-60 MPH sprint in just 5.2 seconds.

The base engine offered on the 2018 Audi Q5 is a 2-liter Gas that makes 252 hp @ 5000 rpm and 273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm. It is mated to a 7 speed automated manual. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Audi Q5 takes 5.85 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in 14.5 seconds.

Another engine available here is a 2-liter I4 that makes 252 hp @ 5000 rpm and 273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm. It is mated to a 7 speed S tronic Dual Clutch Auto. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Audi Q5 takes only 5.85 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in 14.5 seconds.

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2018 Audi Q5 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
5.9 sec---
Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) w/Prod. End 6/18
5.8 sec---
Tech Premium Quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Tech Premium Plus Quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Tech Prestige Quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium quattro Summer of Audi 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Premium Plus quattro Summer of Audi 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Prestige quattro Summer of Audi 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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5.9 sec14.5 sec130 mph136 ft.

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Competing with the 2018 Audi Q5 here are rivals like the 2018 BMW X5, the 2018 Audi SQ5, and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It becomes hard to differentiate between the competitors here. The time each of the cars takes to reach 60 mph from 0 is very comparable, with the technical leader being 2018 BMW X5, leading by 0.85 seconds. The picture becomes a little clearer when we compare quarter-mile runs, where the 2018 Audi Q5 shines. Beating out the second in the class, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, by 0.8 seconds, the 2018 Audi Q5 takes the longer route to solidify its name in the class.
Performance of the 2018 Audi Q5 during the emergency braking test was subpar for the class. The 2018 Audi Q3 carries the best braking performance for the class with 80 feet, that is 136 feet better than the 2018 Audi Q5.

2018 Audi Q5 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Porsche Macan4.9 sec----
2018 BMW X54 - 6 sec----
2018 Audi SQ55.1 - 5.3 sec----
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio5.4 sec----
2018 Audi Q55.8 - 5.9 sec14.5 sec130 mph-136 ft.
2018 Volvo XC605.4 - 6.4 sec----
2018 Acura MDX6 sec----
2018 BMW X46.2 sec----
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar5.3 - 7.2 sec----
2018 BMW X16.3 sec----
2018 Jaguar F-PACE6.2 - 6.4 sec----
2018 Acura RDX6.2 - 6.5 sec----
2018 Audi Q76.1 - 6.6 sec----
2018 Cadillac XT56.6 sec----
2018 Jaguar E-PACE6.4 - 7.2 sec----
2018 Lexus RX 3507.2 sec----
2018 Lexus RX 450h hybrid7.2 sec----
2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid7.2 - 7.4 sec----
2018 Lexus RX 350L7.1 - 7.6 sec----
2018 Infiniti QX607.1 - 7.7 sec----
2018 Lincoln MKC7.5 sec----
2018 Audi Q37.8 sec16.1 sec126 mph-80 ft.
2018 Lincoln MKX8 sec----
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque8.5 sec15.3 sec121 mph176 ft.-
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan8.2 - 9.1 sec----

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2017 Audi Q5 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
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5.9 sec

2017 Audi Q5 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
2017 BMW X54 sec---
2017 Lexus GX 4607.4 sec15.8 sec110 mph173 ft.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class6.4 - 6.9 sec---
2017 Lincoln MKC7.5 sec---
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque6.6 - 8.5 sec---
2017 Jaguar F-PACE5.1 - 6.4 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class5.8 sec---
2017 Audi Q75.4 - 7 sec---
2017 Land Rover Discovery6.3 - 7.3 sec---
2017 Infiniti QX60 hybrid SUV7.1 sec---
2017 Audi Q37.8 sec---
2017 Acura MDX6 - 6.2 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 455.8 sec---
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe6 sec---
2017 Lexus NX 200t8.6 sec---
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan8.6 sec---
2017 Acura RDX6.2 - 6.5 sec---
2017 BMW X36 sec---
2017 Infiniti QX607.1 sec---
2017 Lincoln MKX8 sec---
2017 Audi Q55.9 sec---
2017 Lexus RX 450h hybrid7.2 sec---
2017 Infiniti QX706 - 6.1 sec---
2017 Audi SQ55.1 sec---
2017 Volvo XC605.4 sec---
2017 Cadillac XT56.4 - 6.6 sec---
2017 Lexus RX 3507.2 sec---
2017 BMW X46.2 sec---
2017 Porsche Macan4.7 - 4.9 sec---

2016 Audi Q5 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
6.8 sec15.4 sec-109 ft.
Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
6.8 sec15.4 sec155 mph120 ft.

2016 Audi Q5 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 BMW X3 diesel SUV9.6 sec17.2 sec155 mph-127 ft.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee7.1 - 9.3 sec----
2016 Porsche Cayenne diesel SUV7.8 sec----
2016 Infiniti QX60 hybrid SUV9.4 sec----
2016 Acura MDX5.9 - 6.5 sec14.6 - 14.9 sec-185 ft.-
2016 Volvo XC60 hybrid SUV6.4 sec----
2016 Toyota Highlander7.7 sec----
2016 Acura RDX5.7 - 6.3 sec14.2 - 14.8 sec-184 ft.-
2016 BMW X39.6 sec17.2 sec155 mph-123 - 127 ft.
2016 Audi Q56.8 sec15.4 sec155 mph-109 - 120 ft.
2016 Infiniti QX505.5 - 9 sec----
2016 Ford Edge6.2 - 7.3 sec----
2016 Volvo XC606.4 sec----
2016 Buick Envision7.2 sec15.2 sec130 mph--
2016 Lexus RX 3506.9 - 8.4 sec----
2016 Porsche Macan7.4 sec----
2016 BMW X5 diesel SUV9 sec16.8 sec155 mph-122 ft.
2016 Subaru Outback9.8 sec----
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class5.9 - 6 sec----
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque10.4 sec----
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