The 2025 Audi Q5 is a popular luxury compact crossover SUV produced by the German automaker Audi. The 2025 Audi Q5 Sportback is known for its combination of performance, luxury, and practicality. 2025 Audi Q5 is positioned in the Audi lineup between the smaller Audi Q3 and the larger Audi Q7. Audi Q5 typically comes with a range of features and options including Quattro all-wheel drive, various engine choices, advanced technology like the MMI infotainment system, and various driver-assistance features.
Audi offers a range of petrol and diesel engines, including turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 option, also offer plug-in hybrid versions.
Audi is known for its high-quality interior materials and design. The Q5 generally offers a comfortable and well-appointed cabin with various options for trims and finishes. Audi vehicles tend to hold their value well, but the specific resale value of an Audi Q5 can vary based on factors like condition, mileage, and market demand. The Audi Q5 competes with other luxury compact SUVs such as the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX, and the Volvo XC60.
2025 Audi Q5 : Interior
Inside, the 2023 Audi Q5 cabin is quiet and very well insulated against wind and road noise. Q5 dashboard’s quality is solid and most interior materials have a luxurious look and feel. However, opinions differ on the overall style. The 2024 Q5 hits the right marks in the technology department, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and a Wi-Fi hotspot as standard. There’s also a 10.1-inch instrument cluster display as standard. It’s legible and responsive, but the center mounting position requires a point-and-point gesture for some functions that were wired to our brains via Audi’s earlier control knob-based commands.
The Q5 comes with Audi’s venerable Virtual Cockpit, a reconfigurable digital instrument cluster that provides a wide 12.3-inch view of the navigation map, plus select media, phone controls, trip computer, speedometer, and tachometer, or a combination of these. For 2024, the Q5 will gain remote engine start via the myAudi app; The app has also been updated to work with third-party services, including Amazon Music and Spotify.
2025 Audi Q5 : Engine
The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, available in 201-horsepower (Q5 40) and 261-horsepower (Q5 45) versions. The engine slows down a bit when accelerating from a dead stop, but once the turbocharger kicks in it gets the Q5 up to speed quickly and offers adequate passing power on the highway. The Q5 40 takes about seven seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph. The Q5 55 plug-in hybrid, combines the four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and 17.9 kWh battery for a total of 362 horsepower.
The SQ5 features a 349-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. The transmission is also praised for its smooth and quick gear shifts. The Audi Q5 gets decent fuel economy for a luxury compact SUV. The Q5 40 gets an EPA-rated 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, while the more powerful Q5 45 returns 22/29 mpg city/highway. The Audi SQ5 is rated at 19/24 mpg.
The Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid provides 23 miles of all-electric driving range on a full charge. It nets an estimated 61 MPG equivalent in combined city/highway driving in EV mode and a combined 26 MPG when operating in hybrid mode. Re-charging the lithium-ion battery pack takes approximately three hours using a 240-volt outlet or Level 2 public charging station.
2025 Audi Q5 : Safety
The Audi Q series comes equipped with a range of advanced safety technologies. The standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. The Audi Q5 offers optional features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a 360-degree camera system for enhanced safety. The latter has an expansion of traffic sign recognition capacity designed to enable more comprehensive operation of the support. The Audi Q5 has historically performed well in crash test ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have both awarded the 2025 Audi Q5 Sportback high marks for its safety in various crash tests.