The 2020 Audi Q5 applies the brand’s affluence full-blooded to the compact-crossover arrangement with blood-warm results. Its berth boasts categorical body affection and flush features, but its commuter amplitude and burden accommodation are accustomed for this class. Every Q5 is motivated by a almighty and able turbocharged four-cylinder agent commutual with a binding automatic manual and all-wheel drive. Despite a acknowledging powertrain, the Q5 isn’t absolutely as agitative to drive as rivals such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Porsche Macan. Still, the Audi provides a aesthetic ride and agreeable interior. While the best technology is aloof for the best big-ticket models, the 2020 Q5 promotes a august angel and delivers a chic active experience.
The 2020 Audi Q5 gets rejiggered accepted accessories and adapted advantage packages. The entry-level Premium adds revised 18-inch auto and accepted automatic high-beam headlights. The new Convenience Additional amalgamation includes wireless charging, advanced and rear parking sensors, and anew advised 19-inch wheels. Likewise, the next-level Q5 Premium Additional receives redesigned 19-inch auto and now adds the Driver Assistance package. It includes adaptive cruise ascendancy with alternate technology as able-bodied as lane-departure admonishing and lane-keeping assist. A anew accessible constituent amalgam archetypal brings bigger ammunition economy, added power, and quicker acceleration.
The 2020 Audi Q5 starts at aloof over $44,000, but prices decidedly jump amid the altered models and the plug-in-hybrid powertrain. We anticipate the mid-level Premium Additional archetypal is the best value, with an added dosage of accepted affluence appearance against the abject Premium. The upgrades accommodate a glossy agenda barometer cluster, added infotainment system, beyond 19-inch wheels, across-the-board sunroof, and more. While there are assorted autogenous colors and berth accents to choose, there are alone a scattering of options. We’d skip the $1450 Warm Weather package’s aerial advanced action seats and the $1300 Black Optic pack’s 20-inch auto and aphotic exoteric trim. Instead, we’d baddest the $750 Cold Weather kit that brings all-weather attic mats, acrimonious rear seats, and a acrimonious council wheel.
The 2020 Q5 appearance a accepted 252-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive. The turbo four provides affluence of bite to abscond the Q5 about boondocks or bang bottomward a artery on-ramp, and it is smooth, quiet, and mellifluous. The plug-in-hybrid alternative adds an electric motor that increases achievement to a accumulated 349 horses and 369 lb-ft of torque, which Audi claims will advance acceleration. The affluence bunched crossover’s abeyance is able-bodied damped and imparts a abiding activity no amount the alley or active condition. The ride is bland and controlled—with or after the alternative adaptive suspension—even over pockmarked asphalt. The council is authentic and agilely abounding but provides no apparent acknowledgment from the advanced wheels. In the Dynamic drive mode, the council feels heftier but still artificial. Pitch the Q5 bottomward a arced two-lane and it’ll handle it with aplomb, but a Porsche Macan will still appearance you a bigger time.
The EPA estimates the approved 2020 Q5 will acquire 22 mpg in the burghal and 28 mpg on the highway. The constituent amalgam is rated at 25 mpg burghal and 29 highway, with a accumulated gas-electric appraisement of 65 MPGe. Its 14.1-kWh array backpack additionally allows an EPA-rated 20 afar of pure-electric active range. In our real-world fuel-economy testing, the gas-only Q5 absent its government artery appraisal by 1 mpg with a 26-mpg aftereffect but still did bigger than the Cadillac XT5.
The 2020 Q5 provides abundant allowance for four adults to get comfortable and offers affluence of flush features, alike on the abject Premium model. The berth is both quiet at acceleration and accessible to get in and out of. Moving up through the three trim levels—Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige—nets alike added affluence features, including Audi’s glossy Virtual Cockpit agenda barometer cluster. When it came to seeing how abounding of our attache burden boxes fit, the Q5 didn’t impress. It exhausted the abate Macan, but alone aloof and captivated 18 cases with the rear seats folded. The Q5’s rear seatbacks calmly bend in a 40/20/40 fashion, however, accouterment adaptability that the Lexus RX doesn’t have.
Buyers of alike the atomic big-ticket Q5 will adore an automatic infotainment arrangement displayed in a dashtop 7.0-inch screen; an 8.3-inch assemblage is optional. Best of the accepted infotainment appearance are present and accounted for in the abject Q5, including a Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Things get abundant added absorbing if you add the alternative aeronautics system, as it comes with a reconfigurable agenda barometer array that Audi calls Virtual Cockpit. It provides a wide, 12.3-inch appearance of the nav map additional called media, buzz controls, cruise computer, speed, and tachometer, or a aggregate of these.
The 2019 Audi Q5 becoming a best appraisement from the National Artery Traffic Assurance Administration (NHTSA), but it wasn’t called a Top Assurance Pick by the Insurance Institute for Artery Assurance (IIHS). The 2020 Q5 additionally offers accepted driver-assistance technology such as automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning, and added assists are accessible on the pricier models. Key assurance appearance include:
Audi’s assurance advantage for the 2020 Q5 is average, and abounding rivals action best advantage periods. Buyers of aboriginal Q5 models can booty advantage of a chargeless account for their aboriginal appointed aliment appointment at 10,000 miles.
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