2015 Audi Q5

Perhaps favorite luxury crossover on the markets began it production back in 2008. Since its first reveal it has gone under one facelift back I 2012, when Audi modified its look and changed its engines. 2015 model year brought minor refreshment, we do believe that it is the case due to planed redesign for 2016th, having in mind Audi’s tradition to change every four years. Definitely the biggest advantage of this model lies under the hood. German manufacturer decided to offer five different engines for customers to choose, so be sure you will be able to find something for yourself.2015 Audi Q5 Front

2015 Audi Q5: Specs

Inside, new Q5 is spacious, comfortable, and made of high quality. Materials used for the upholstery and seats are the best in class. Features available on Q5 are available in three different trims that include Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Even though number of standard features is pretty impressive, German producer prepared more “necessary equipment” that add on with every trim. Premium trim add on 18-inch wheels, AM/FM/XM/CD player with SD memory card, leather upholstery, electric power locks and windows, heated mirrors and power front seats. If you choose one level up, and go for Premium Plus you will have panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, heated front seats, xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. Top trim called Prestige contains 19-inch wheels, adaptive lighting, navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, a Bang & Olufsen audio system and a heated or cooled cup holders. To make 2015 Audi Q5 personalized even more, you can also choose some of the packages that are offered. To go for a sportier variant you can choose Stand-alone option, and if you put comfort first, then you should pick Comfort package, which adds on touches of luxury, beside comfort.

2015 Audi Q5 Interior

2015 Audi Q5: Hybrid

2015 Audi Q5 offers plenty of options under the hood, including Hybrid variant. Base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and with that goes from zero to 60 in 7 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 20/28/23 mpg city/highway/combined. Second engine available is a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with power of 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. 2015 Audi Q5 with this engine will accelerate from zero to 60 in about 6.0 seconds, while its fuel efficiency in numbers looks like this 18/26/21 mpg city/hwy/combined. Third engine choice available is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 which makes 240 horsepower and an impressive 428 lb-ft of torque. Turbodiesel is marked as most efficient, beside hybrid variant, and it offers scores of 24/31/27 mpg city/hwy/combined. Hybrid variant offers total output of 245 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, with four-cylinder turbo engine paired to an electric motor, and it is fourth choice you can make. 2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid will be able to go 24/30/26 mpg city/hwy/combined. All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi’s fifth engine choice is power boosted 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 354 horsepower and acceleration time of 5.1 seconds.

2015 Audi Q5: Competitors

Direct rival for 2015 Audi Q5 are Cadillac SRX, the Lexus RX 350, Acura RDX and BMW X3, which all received high rating during their review. Other potential competitors that are more fuel efficient than 2015 Audi Q5 are Lexus RX 450h and Mercedes-Benz GLK250.

2015 Audi Q5 Rear

2015 Audi Q5: Price and Release

Pricing depends on trim you opt for, as well as on packages you choose. So the base price is just under $ 40,000, to be precise $ 38,900 for the base, Premium trim. 2015 Audi Q5 Premium Plus trim is priced at $ 44,900, and top Prestige trim $ 51,900. Its specs have been released this summer, and it should go on sale soon after that.

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