2019 Audi Q5

Rating8.8

Ranked #2 in Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$42,950 - $53,850

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Key Spec of 2019 Audi Q5
fuel economy

22/24/27

fuel type

-

horsepower

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2019 Audi Q5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 12, 2022

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Practical and purely luxurious, the 2019 Audi Q5 is back again after the compact SUV was put through a complete revamp in 2018. This year, however, the Audi Q5 settles for some newly added standard features and a few other optional extra packages. For sale with a starting price point of MSRP $42,950, the 2019 Q5 gets a 7-inch instrument panel, heated front seats, and roof crossbars as standard. Q5 Premium Plus trim gets treated with a wireless phone charger, and a navigation system.


2019 Audi Q5 For Sale

The 2019 Audi Q5 comes in over three trim levels, with prices starting from a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $42,950 for the Premium trim, while the middle tier Premium Plus trim is priced at $49,950. The best of the lot is certainly the top-tier Prestige trim, priced at an MSRP of $53,850. The reason is, that it upgrades itself with a new self-parking system, and also new Black Optic and Convenience packages. It certainly gets the most changes for the year. On sale, prices for the 2019 Q5 across the US range from $38,791 to $53,917 and vary depending on the SUV’s condition, features, mileage, and location.

2019 Audi Q5 Buying Advice

Now if you're in the Used car market, for an average of $3000 or less, you can opt for the also redesigned 2018 Q5, which did come with a more potent powertrain option. Furthermore, if you're looking to save more, go for the 2017 Audi Q5, powered by the supercharged V6 engine. It has plenty more standard features than the previous MYs at no difference in price.

The Q5 Prestige trim also gets a self-parking system as standard. While the handsome exterior gets a new Black Optic package, the safety quotient of the compact SUV has also been taken care of with the new Convenience package. On the specs front, the 2019 Q5 is powered by a 248 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, while the SQ5, which is also now available in a Premium trim, gets a 349 hp turbocharged V6 powering it through. For the price range, although Audi certainly dips the occupants in ultimate interior luxury.

2019 Audi Q5 Latest Updates

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ProsConsWhat's New

Refined driving dynamics

Poor cargo capacity

The mid-tier Premium Plus trim now offers navigation, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and rear-seat USB ports

Luxuriously appointed interiors

The Black Optic package is now standard on both Premium Plus and Prestige trims 

Loaded with advanced tech bits

Peppy powertrain and superb acceleration

Over All Rating

8.8

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy8.50
Interior8.50
Exterior8.50
Safety9.50
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#2 in Suv

#2 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

Premium$42,950 onwards

  • Heated side mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Led running lights & taillights
  • Power liftgate
  • Rain-Sensing wipers
  • Xenon headlights

Premium Plus$49,950 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming side mirrors
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Driver-Seat memory functions
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Navigation system
  • Panoramic sunroof

Prestige$53,850 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system
  • Bird'S-Eye view parking camera
  • Head-Up display
  • Lane keeping assist


Colors and Styles

2019 Audi Q5 in Azores Green Metallic color
Azores Green Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Even after a decade, the 2019 Audi Q5 stands as a bold, sumptuous luxury crossover that pampers its occupants in every possible manner. Luxurious interior, confident and sedate attire, latest technological gadgetry, you name it, and the 2019 Q5 has got it all. But in the same segment, some immensely rich competition like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, and Volvo XC60 are here to steal your attention too. So, let’s review the 2019 Audi Q5 against these popular nameplates and conclude if it’s worth the price and honor in the segment.


Buying Advice

With the most bells and whistles, the 2019 Audi Q5 in its top-spec Prestige iteration is a bargain. It packs the finest interior attire, top-notch gadgets and additional creature comforts like noise-insulated side windows, a head-up display, ambient cabin lighting, a bird's-eye view parking camera, a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system and a wide suite of driving assist aids.

Features
8.0/10

The 2019 Audi Q5 is available in three different trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium trim comes with a starting price tag of $42,950 and goes all the way up to $53,850 for the Prestige trim. The base Premium trim in itself is heavily loaded with features and presents a well-appointed cabin. But you get only one engine option under the hood. For more power, you can always go for the SQ5 variant. It comes equipped with a 3.0L twin-turbo V6, a new 8-speed automatic transmission, and a sport-tuned suspension system.

Trims

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP (AWD)

$42,950

$49,950

$53,850

Features

Quattro AWD System

Adds/Upgrades to "Premium"

Adds/Upgrades these to "Premium Plus"

 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI Navigation with MMI all-in-touch and Audi Connect PRIME and PLUS

755W Bang and Olufsen Sound System with 3D Sound, 19 Speakers, 16 Channel Amplifier

 

18" 5 Spoke Alloys

19" 5 Spoke Alloys

Automatic high-beam headlights

 

Audi pre sense basic

Full LED Headlights

Top View Camera System and Park Assist System

 

Audi pre sense city

Panoramic Sunroof

Heads Up Display

 

Audi Connect Care

Audi Side Assist, Pre Sense with Rear Cross Traffic and Vehicle Exit Assist

Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam and Active Lane Assist

 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

8.3-inch touchscreen display

 
 

Leather upholstery

Hands-free liftgate

 

All three trims equip some applause-worthy features, and the Prestige adds the cherry on top with numerous optional packages like Black Optic, Cold Weather, and the Warm weather package. In short, a buyer with heavy pockets would walk out with a plethora of features. Yet even the base trim buyers won’t miss out on Audi’s luxury, indelible styling, and gadgets inside the cabin.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

The power-duty of the 2019 Audi Q5 is rested on the shoulders of a punchy 2.0L Turbocharged inline-4 engine that cranks out 248-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Along with interesting power figures comes a quick-responsive yet smooth 7-speed DCT transmission and a standard Quattro AWD to manage some challenging weather conditions. The Quattro all-wheel-drive setup and a seamless gearbox contribute towards the Q5’s quick sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

For the size and presence, these figures are enough to excite the driver, yet never compromise on the refined power delivery from the engine. In fact, this 2.0L turbo pot can outperform some rivals with even peppier V6 engines. All thanks to the standard Quattro AWD tech in the Q5. If you want more power, a new SQ5 variant debuted this year and it comes with a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. And to tame the Q5, Audi sports massive 13-inch brake rotors and powerful disc brakes on all corners. The setup helps the Q5 to come to a dead stop in 112-ft of braking at 60-mph, despite the hefty 4000lbs curb weight.

Models

2019 Audi Q5 2.0L Premium AWD

2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Momentum

MSRP

$42,950

$43,000

$42,700

$42,100

Engine

2.0L Turbo inline-4

2.0L Turbo inline-4

2.0L Turbo inline-4

2.0L Turbo inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed DCT

8-speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power 

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

241 hp @ 5500 rpm

250hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.9

6.3

6.4

6.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.5

15.2

14.7

14.9

Top-Speed (MPH)

147

134

130

130

The 2019 Audi Q5 has smooth and refined power delivery, but thanks to a quick-shift 7-speed transmission and grunt at lower RPMs, the Q5 can be swift and agile too. The suspension is well damped, and the ride quality is soft and cushioned, even without the optional adaptive suspension setup. The steering is accurate and the feedback is apt for the Q5’s nature, despite the electric assistance. But the same feels artificial in the Dynamic mode. The Q5 handles the twisted roads like an expert.

Fuel Economy
8.5/10

The 2019 Audi Q5 drives in style, drenches the occupants in luxury, yet proves to be an economical crossover. Daily commutes in this vehicle won’t burn holes in your pockets. The punchy 2.0L block under the hood of the Q5 allows it to return 22/27/24 MPG in city/highway/combined driving cycles respectively. Besides, an 18.5-gallon fuel tank makes sure to store enough fuel for the Q5 to last for over 400 combined miles in a full tank. Opting for the SQ5 variant will drop these numbers down as this is more tuned for performance.

Models

2019 Audi Q5 2.0L Premium AWD

2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Momentum

MPG (City)

22

22

22

20

MPG (Highway)

27

29

27

27

MPG (Combined)

24

25

24

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

17.2

17.4

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

407/500/444

378/498/430

382/469/417

370/500/425

Since all-wheel-drive setup is standard, there’s no economical 2WD variant of the Q5; lest these figures are believed to be impressive for the size and nature of the Audi crossover. The BMW X3 reserves the podium top spot with slightly better figures than the others. At the last spot, the Volvo XC60 still offers impressive economy, and buyers looking to munch out more miles can even go for hybrid XC60 models.

Interior
8.5/10

The 2019 Audi Q5, and even previous model years, have been renowned for its beautifully crafted interior with a clean and simple design. The comfortable ergonomics and spacious rear seats are like icing on the tasteful cake that the Q5 is. The elegant and subtle interior is handsomely appointed and the top-trims get wood inlays, leather surfaces, and brushed aluminum accent garnishing. Starting from the front seats, they are imposingly bolstered and comfortable. Both the driver and the front passenger would find themselves sunk in relaxed seating positions, and not to forget, power adjustability and heating function come as standard for the front seat, right from the Premium base trim.

The rear seats are not a compromise in any terms whatsoever. The spacious headroom and legroom, and supportive shape make them ideal for longer hauls. The 2019 Q5 pampers the rear passengers with the reclining feature, while heated rear seats can be added with an optional Cold Weather package. The Q5 doesn’t prefer anything below premium leather upholstery. The cargo capacity behind the rear seats measures 25.1 cu-ft with the seats upright. However, the 60/40 split-folding rear seats fold down to make more cargo room, 53.1 cu-ft to be exact, and ditch passengers for precious cargo.

Models

2019 Audi Q5 2.0L Premium AWD

2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Momentum

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

40.2/57.7/41.0

41.1/57.6/40.3

41.9/57.3/40.8

38/58.2/41.5

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

37.7/56.5/37.8

39.1/56/36.4

38.5/NA/37.3

38/56.3/38

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

25.1

28.7

19.4

17.8

The 2019 Audi Q5 hosts a strong technological suite ranging from present-day amenities to lavish features to flaunt about. The infotainment setup centers on a 7-inch or 8.3-inch touchscreen display depending on the trim level. The display is sharp and incredibly responsive. For 2019 MY, Audi has revised the infotainment system, and it is easier and more intuitive. Audi’s advanced Virtual cockpit setup that includes a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster display now comes standard on the Premium Plus trim itself. You also get Android Auto and Apple Carplay as standard right from the base trim.

Standout infotainment features in the 2019 Audi Q5 include:

  • MMI Navigation Plus and All in Touch with Handwriting recognition technology
  • 755W 19 Speaker B&O audio system with 3D sound with 16 channel amplifier
  • 12.3" LCD Fully Digital Instrument Console
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility
  • HD/SiriusXM/INRIX XD Radio and Traffic system
  • SD Card slot with 64GB capacity
  • Heads Up Display with Navigation and Assistance System Info
  • Bluetooth Connectivity and 2 USB ports
  • Audi advanced Key and Voice Control system
Exterior
8.5/10

Since its inception, the Q5 has grown to be a handsome and bold compact SUV. Even for 2019, this vehicle looks modern and premium, with rugged styling cue bits. The base Premium trim wears 18-inch wheels and boasts attractive additions like roof rails and crossbars and a rear spoiler, along with xenon headlights with LED running lights and LED taillights.

Opting for the Prestige trim gets you access to the Black Optic package which gives you a Titanium black exterior trim along with a matte finish. It also adds 20-inch alloy wheels over the standard 18-inch ones. Look from any angle, and the 2019 Q5 has incredible potential to win hearts in a single glimpse.

Model

2019 Audi Q5 2.0L Premium AWD

2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Momentum

Curb weight(lbs)

4045

4156

4001

4105

Length(in)

183.6

185.9

183.3

184.6

Width(in)

74.5

74.4

74.4

74.9

Height(in)

65.3

66

64.5

65.3

Ground clearance (in)

6.5

8

5.9

8.5

Wheelbase (in)

111

112.8

113.1

112.8

All cars in the competition have almost similar exterior dimensions and almost the same weight too. However, X3 is a little longer than most which translates to increased cargo capacity. On the exterior front, the 2019 Q5 is no less than the competitors. It is perfect, to say the least.

Standout exterior features in the 2019 Audi Q5 include:

  • 18" Alloy wheels
  • Full LED Automatic Headlights with Dynamic Range Adjustment
  • LED Taillights with Dynamic Turn Signals
  • Powered ORVM with Auto Dimming, Power-folding, and Heating Functions
  • Power Tailgate
  • Aluminum trim around exterior side windows
  • Roof rails and crossbar
Safety
9.5/10

The German robust, sturdy design and engineering ensures that the 2019 Audi Q5 shields the occupants in most unfortunate events. The IIHS agrees to the same, as they awarded the compact SUV with a ‘Good’ safety rating. The only aspect that the Q5 lacks is the headlights that are tagged with “Marginal/Poor” ratings, varying by trim. NHTSA awarded it 5 out of 5 stars with 4-stars in rollover tests. As standard, you get Audi Pre-sense basic and Pre-sense city which includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.

Standout safety features in the 2019 Audi Q5 are:

  • Hill Descent Control
  • Automatic emergency braking for vehicles and pedestrians
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Vehicle exit warning
  • Parallel and perpendicular park assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Head-up display
  • Bird's-eye view parking camera
Competition
9.0/10

2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 BMW X3

Both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are neck-and-neck competitors, the hardest election one could ever sign-up for. The strong and handsome looks of both the German SUVs can easily lure eyes, while the luxuriously appointed interiors are prime examples of Germans’ prowess in opulence and quality.

But the infotainment and fuel economy puts the BMW slightly ahead of the Audi Q5. If these aren’t something that would bother you, pick any of these, and refined ride quality is definite.

2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 Volvo XC60

To stand out from a bigger crowd of German car lovers, the Volvo XC60 should be an apt pick in the segment. The Scandinavian design makes the interiors look ultra-rich and can confuse buyers about the price tag. The simplistic yet imposing design of the XC60 is commendable, but Q5 is no less in imparting a confident presence.

The XC60 offers multiple powertrains to choose from, something Q5 lacks. But then the economy of the XC60 brings the Volvo crossover below the Audi Q5.

Final Verdict

The new Audi Q5 has an incredible presence on the road, and the refined ride quality will be remembered in tales. It is closely matched to its rivals, but a better economy, more advanced tech bits, and an effective price tag make it a unanimous pick in the segment. Buyers can add a plethora of features through optional packages, but the 2019 Q5 is already loaded with standard equipment, so shelling out more bucks won’t be necessary.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$49950

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7 speed Automated Manual

dimensions
length

184 in

wheelbase

111 in

width

75 in

curb weight

4057 lbs

Height

65 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

101.5 cu ft

cargo volume

53.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/24/27 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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Lana Hancock

2016 Audi Q5

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

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...

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

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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...

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

MM

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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8/10

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Great fun to frive

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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
Read more about Cost-To-Own »

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