This mid-size CUV offering from Audi hasn’t been updated since 2012 and a new one is on the way, but no one seems to care. Renowned for its quality and refinement, the Q5 still consistently among the best-selling luxury CUVs in Canada.
Two gasoline engines are available, a 2.0 L four-cylinder TFSI (220 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque; 12.0/8.5 L/100 km city/hwy), a 3.0 L six-cylinder TFSI (272 hp, 295 lb-ft; 13.2/9.2 L/100 km) and a hybrid power unit using the 2.0 TFSI (245 hp, 354 lb-ft; 9.8/7.9 L/100 km). All are matched exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive.
The base engine is available in three trims with pricing starting from $42,600. The 3.0 TFSI comes in the top two trims only, while the hybrid has a premium feature list all its own.
Komfort trim, available only with the 2.0 TFSI, includes 18” wheels, heated and power-adjustable front seats and lumbar support for the driver, a power tailgate, heated power exterior mirrors, and a 10-speaker sound system.
Progressiv trim, which can be had with either of the gasoline engines, includes the Komfort features plus headlight washers, rear parking sensors, three-zone climate control, driver’s seat memory function, and auto-dimming mirrors among other features.
Technik trim, also available with both gas engines, adds 19” wheels, a panoramic roof, heated rear seats, and adaptive headlights with cornering.
The Q5 hybrid comes with the features listed above plus a DVD player, navigation, and a parking system with rear camera as well as aesthetic upgrades.
A number of packages are available to augment the basic feature lists in the standard trims for the gasoline-fueled models.
The S line Sport package adds 19” wheels, sport seats with driver and passenger lumbar support, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters, plus a number of visual tweaks.
The Convenience package includes an advanced key, rear parking sensors, power front seats with a memory function for the driver, and Progressiv-level mirrors.
The Navigation package adds navigation, a rear-view camera with advanced parking system and front and rear sensors, and a DVD player.
The Black Optics package tacks on high-gloss black window and grille surrounds, roof rails, and exterior mirror housings.
For the hybrid, a Hybrid Sport package is available that includes 20” wheels with performance tires, sport seats with lumbar, a flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters, and visual upgrades.
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