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Audi Q5

The Q5 is a mid-size luxury SUV from Audi, and the first-generation model was the second SUV to be added to the Audi lineup after the Q7 seven seater.

In the busy SUV segment, it competes against its primary rivals, the BMW X3 or Mercedes-Benz GLC and newer arrivals like the Alfa-Romeo Stelvio and Jaguar F-Pace.

Today’s Q5 range spreads from the Q5 35 TDI Mhev from $67,900 to the Q5 55 Tfsi E Quattro S Line Phev at $114,600.

From its 2009 launch, the original Q5 was available with a petrol four-cylinder or diesel V6, with a diesel four-cylinder and petrol V6 arriving later. The sporty SQ5 variant was added in 2012.

The first two Q5 generations have shared much of their underpinnings with various other VW group vehicles on the company’s MLB modular platform.

Audi Q5 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Audi Q5 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $67,900 and going to $114,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $67,900 $114,600
2023 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $64,020 $117,700
2022 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $61,820 $101,310
2021 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $61,160 $93,170
2020 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $57,530 $98,010
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Audi Q5 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi Q5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Is it dangerous if the reductant heater in my 2013 Audi Q5 is broken?

    The reductant heater on this car is a heating element that stops the AdBlue from freezing. According to most sources, the heater is only called into operate at ambient temperatures of minus-11 Celsius or lower. So, unless you're a regular at Australia's snowfields, your car will probably never need this function. But while the car may work perfectly without a functioning reductant heater, you might find that it's technically unroadworthy on the basis of its emissions systems (of which the AdBlue is a part) are not all working properly.

    Most times, failures of this heater revolve around the electronics that control it, but when that happens, the computer will usually flash up a check-engine light to let you know there's something wrong. Without this light, I'm unsure why your mechanic would think there's a problem with the heater system.

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  • Can I put engine oil 5W40 in a 2016 Audi Q5?

    The recommended engine oil for your car is actually a 5W30 fully-synthetic. That goes for either the petrol or diesel-engined version of the Q5.

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  • Audi Q5 Engine Oil: What Type & How to Change

    The recommended Audi Q5 engine oil is a fully synthetic oil with a viscosity rating of 5W30. Regardless of what engine is fitted to your Audi Q5 oil type and grade remains the same from 2017 onwards, regardless of whether the car in question is fitted with the two-litre turbo-petrol, two-litre turbo-diesel or the three-litre V6 engine.

    In older, simpler cars than the Q5, an oil change is as simple as opening the drain plug to remove the old oil, spinning on a replacement oil filter, replacing the plug and refilling the engine with oil.

    But the complex specifications of the modern Audi line-up mean that there’s often a bit more to this critical maintenance job. For instance, some of the fasteners Audi uses in the engine bay might require specialised tools. There are also sometimes complicated engine covers above and below the engine that need to be removed for a service to take place. Even turning off the service reminder light after the oil change can be confusing if you don’t have the knowledge or the gear to do it. Suddenly, a DIY job has just become a much bigger size task and “how to change oil on a Audi Q5” has become a very complex question.

    For many Q5 owners, then, an oil change is a good job for an accredited service centre with a trained mechanic who can also advise on how often to change oil and the correct service interval for other important jobs.

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  • Why does the steering in my 2012 Audi Q5 feel stiff?

    The first thing to figure out is which version of the 2012 Q5 you have. See, in that year, Audi updated the Q5 and, in the interests of fuel saving, changed from a conventional hydraulic power-steering system to an electro-mechanical one. Each system has the potential to give problems, but for very different reasons. The change came in late 2012 (December) so your car is probably the earlier one, but a check of the build-plate will tell all.

    In the case of normal power-steering, low fluid can cause the problems you've noted and is also likely to make the power steering noisy when you turn the wheel. In the electro-mechanical system, the fault could be with the electric motor that powers the steering assistance. In both cases, wear in the actual steering rack can cause the same symptoms. Either way, it needs to be checked by a specialist, as a car's steering is obviously a crucial system.

    But before you do that, have the car's wheel alignment checked at a tyre shop. A car that is out of whack can sometimes exhibit very strange steering characteristics. And what about the absolute basics? When did you last check your tyre pressures? Low tyre pressure can also make the steering heavier than it should be. And it doesn't matter that you haven't had a flat tyre for years; tyres lose about one psi per month, just sitting in the driveway. That's why they need to be pressure-checked every few weeks.

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Audi Q5 Colours

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Matador Red
  • District Green
  • Floret Silver
  • Manhattan Grey
  • Mythos Black
  • Navarra Blue
  • Glacier White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Audi Q5 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Audi Q5 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1662x1893x4682 mm 175 mm
2023 SUV 1662x1893x4682 mm 175 mm
2022 SUV 1662x1893x4682 mm 175 mm
2021 SUV 1657x1898x4663 mm 197 mm
2020 SUV 1657x1898x4663 mm 197 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi Q5 Dimensions

Audi Q5 Interior

The Q5 interior is starting to age a little given the model is in its twilight years, but the overall quality is hard to fault. The multimedia screen sits atop the dash, and there are a variety of upholstery choices depending on the model grade. It is a sizeable cabin, in bth SUV and Sportback body styles, with ample room for adults in both seating rows.

Audi Q5 Interior

Audi Q5 Boot Space

Depending on the body style and engine choice, the Q5's boot capacity ranges from 455L in the PHEV Sportback, to 520L for the 35 TDI SUV.

Audi Q5 Boot space Audi Q5 Boot space

Audi Q5 Towing Capacity

The Audi Q5 has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2023 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2022 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2021 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2020 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
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Audi Q5 Accessories

Starting from the entry grade, standard equipment includes the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, DAB digital radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multi-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, ambient lighting, driver's power seat, and a suite of driver aids.

Audi Q5 Wheel Size

The Audi Q5 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x45 R20 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 255x45 R20 255x45 R20
2023 SUV 255x45 R20 255x45 R20
2022 SUV 255x45 R20 255x45 R20
2021 SUV 235x60 R18 235x60 R18
2020 SUV 235x60 R18 18x8 inches 235x60 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi Q5 Wheel Sizes

Audi Q5 Engine

There are three diesel powertrain options, including the SQ5 sports flagship, and once petrol-only offering in the 45 TFSI. Audi has just added a plug-in hybrid in SUV and Sportback guise.

Audi Q5 Engine

Audi Q5 Fuel Consumption

The Audi Q5 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, —, Hyb/Diesel, Hyb/PULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.8L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2024 SUV 8L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 8L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 8L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 8L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 8L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
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Audi Q5 Seats

All Audi Q5 models have five seats with various options for upholstery. There is a fold down armrest in the rear, outboard ISOFIX points and the rear seats fold 60/40.

Audi Q5 Seats

Audi Q5 Speed

The entry grade can cover 0-10km/h in about nine seconds, while the SQ5 can do it in 5.1s.

Audi Q5 Range

The range of the PHEV is 55km.