2023 Audi Q5 e

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2023 Audi Q5 e
2023 Audi Q5 e

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The good:

  • Strong engines
  • Smooth automatic transmission
  • Backseat comfort, headroom
  • Cargo space
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Elegant interior trim

The bad:

  • Default accelerator response is sluggish
  • Firm ride with sport suspension, 21-inch wheels
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Somber interior color scheme
  • Limited center console storage
  • Sportback variant has less cargo space

3 trims

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Notable features

  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Optional Sportback body style
  • Performance (SQ5) and plug-in hybrid (Q5 e) versions available

2023 Audi Q5 e review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 is a five-seat compact luxury SUV with standard all-wheel drive and a choice of four powertrains. Motivating the base Q5 is a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A 261-hp turbo four-cylinder is next, followed by the 349-hp, turbo 3.0-liter V-6 found in the performance-oriented SQ5.  If spending less at the pump is a priority, the Q5 also offers a plug-in hybrid variant, the Q5 e, that’s powered by an electric motor and a gas-fed turbo four-cylinder engine. Total output is a stout 362 hp, and it has an EPA-rated electric-only range of up to 23 miles.

The Q5 is notable for being offered in both standard SUV format and as the Q5 Sportback, which features a coupelike exterior design. Competitors include the BMW X3, Acura RDX, Lincoln Corsair and Volvo XC60.

What’s New on the 2023 Audi Q5?

Adaptive cruise control is newly standard in all Q5 and SQ5 models. The Premium Plus trim gains a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

What Features in the 2023 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 10.1-inch infotainment screen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto
  • Wireless device charging
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather seating
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning

Available features include: 

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Surround-view camera
  • Panoramic roof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Head-up instrument display
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo 

Should I Buy the 2023 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 offers luxury SUV shoppers a wide range of engines, plus the peace of mind of standard all-wheel drive. Keep in mind, though, that this Audi’s option sheet is an expensive place to spend your time; the Q5’s price swells as you add features or move to models like the plug-in hybrid Q5 e or sporty SQ5. The cabin is, however, elegantly appointed and comfortable, and the infotainment system is easy to operate and quick to respond to driver inputs. The Sportback sacrifices some utility for style, so we’d stick with the Q5’s standard SUV configuration. 

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Hybrid electric
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