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2020 Audi Q5

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Combined MPG


Seating capacity

184.4” x 65.3”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Excellent ride and handling balance
  • Good visibility
  • Comfortable, adjustable backseat
  • Sophisticated cabin

The bad:

  • Some low-quality cabin materials
  • Multimedia system can be confusing
  • Expensive, especially in SQ5 form
  • Premium fuel recommended

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder standard
  • SQ5 V-6 performance model available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2020 Audi Q5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Audi Q5?

The Q5 is Audi’s entry in the compact luxury SUV market, where it competes with models like the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It was redesigned for 2018, when it gained slightly larger dimensions, more technology and a single powertrain: a 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. The performance-oriented SQ5 version comes with a turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 349 hp and drives an eight-speed automatic.

What’s New on the 2020 Audi Q5?

High-beam assist is now standard.

What Features in the 2020 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

Standard equipment includes safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Other safety items like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and a 360-degree camera system are available. Standard comfort and convenience features include heated front seats, leather seats, tri-zone air conditioning, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The SQ5 has a standard adaptive suspension, and a sport adaptive air suspension is optional.

Should I Buy the 2020 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 is refined and delivers excellent ride and handling. Neither the Q5 nor its racy cousin, the SQ5, are a bargain, however, and some cabin details lack the polish you’d expect from an Audi. While they’re good — the Q5 finished second in our luxury compact SUV comparison test — it’d be worth your while to check out the competition, too.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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Good value car

Q5 is an excellent car comfortable, luxurious interior, beautiful exterior design, and, most importantly, reliability. I am amazed that at the third maintenance, Audi service did not rotate the tires; after three years, all tires are in balance and well aligned.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Buyer’s remorse

I don’t know what the hype is Just bought one and I’m having buyer’s remorse. Why oh why did I give up my Toyota Highlander. I must be crazy

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior 3.0
  • Performance 2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Exterior 2.0
  • Reliability 1.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Having fun
  • Does not recommend this car
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Not Impressed

First of all I love Audi as a brand. I have a 2013 A6 3.0T. It is my absolute favorite. Flawless! I purchased my wife a new 2020 Q5. It is just okay in the snow. Our A6 and Outback are so much better. The ride is not that comfortable. I am not in love with the 2.0T. The wastegate was not attached and the whole Turbo had to be replaced. It would have been $4200 without a warranty. I am very sorry we bought an Audi that was made in Mexico. The vehicle only has 16,000 very painful miles. We should have spent our money on a Q7. I do not see us keeping it much longer.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 1.0
  • Interior 3.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Exterior 3.0
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does not recommend this car
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Based on the 2020 Audi Q5 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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