The Audi Q5 delivers what a compact luxury crossover promises: good acceleration, handling, and fuel mileage. Comfort and convenience in the cabin. Regardless of age, the Q5 remains one of the more desirable luxury SUVs, promising carlike handling and ample interior space. Simple styling and quality materials have helped it remain viable.
The Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover related to the Audi Allroad wagon, taller and blunter but still with pretty proportions, as well as a clean cabin. The Q5 crossover has carlike curves, akin to Audi sedans and coupes. Optioned with the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes a not too shabby 272 horsepower and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and goes 130 mph which is pretty quick for a 2 ton SUV.
The Q5 cabin sets a high watermark for its simplicity, detail, and rich finish. It's bright and spacious under the panoramic sunroof, it's luxurious, and it can haul cargo. The center console is wide, maximizing a sense of space and making the driver feel like a pilot. The dash isn't curvy or claustrophobic, it's upright and forward. Build quality is excellent and overall feels tight and refined. The seats are quite comfy. The seats are high, providing excellent driver visibility, yet there's plenty of headroom and legroom. In the rear, the legroom is also good, although three adults can't fit comfortably on the rear bench seat, which slides back and reclines so two can nap separated by a fold-down armrest on those long rides. The Q5 holds 29 cubic feet with seats up, to 57 cu ft with them folded