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2021 Audi Q5 prices and expert review

A new experience and improved tech are just the get started for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover involving the scaled-down (but nonetheless major) Q3 and greater (and even greater) a few-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious customers, and even some functionality-leaning customers.

Blunter: The 2021 Q5 desires to do a lot. It is a 6.four ahead of security is factored in, so this score may increase. (Examine more about how we charge cars.)

The information this calendar year is an update to its entrance and rear bumpers, along with a 10.one-inch touchscreen with a lot quicker components powering it on all versions. It is nonetheless readily available in High quality, High quality As well as, and Status trim concentrations for $44,295 to get started and can attain previous $sixty three,000. The Q5 is readily available with a turbo-four engine that serves as the base (and it is our pick for relative value and comfort and ease), or as a plug-in hybrid with a turbo-four, electric motors, and a lithium-ion battery pack. The top rated is nonetheless a 349-horsepower turbo-6 SQ5 that falls limited of gaudy functionality figures posted by other competition but keeps rate for comfort and ease and usable functionality. All Q5s are equipped with all-wheel drive, and the Q5 (plug-in hybrid or not) works by using a seven-pace automated transmission when the SQ5 adds just one more ahead cog for good evaluate.

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The reworked entrance bumper will be noticeable to current Q5 house owners, but not many more men and women. The grille is scaled-down and decreased in the nose, but nonetheless handsome.

Less than the hood of most Q5s, its base turbo-four gets a tiny more pep to 261 hp, up from 248 hp last calendar year. It is our pick for affordability and over-all comfort and ease.

That’s due to the fact the optional plug-in hybrid pairs a turbo-four with a fourteen.one-kwh lithium-ion battery that can power the Q5 for about twenty five miles on energy by yourself, but it also expenses close to $eight,000 more. For that a lot, Audi provides 362 hp—more than the functionality-leaning SQ5—but it fizzles a tiny there. The batteries are far too weighty and the turbo-four isn’t as refined as we like.

For pace, the SQ5 churns 349 hp and four.seven-next -60 periods. It is enjoyable to drive and that’s significant praise for a crossover.

Why? The Q5 nonetheless seats up to five, with place in the again for about 27 cubic feet of equipment. Just about every Q5 gets gentle leather-based upholstery and a significant-quality end.

The 2021 Q5 has not yet been crash-analyzed, but every crossover gets automated unexpected emergency braking, blind-location displays, and parking sensors. On High quality As well as and increased versions, active lane control and adaptive cruise control appear regular.

That enhances a 10.one-inch touchscreen, leather-based upholstery, at least 18-inch wheels (up to 21-inchers are on the menu) and wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile connectivity. A twelve.three-inch digital instrument cluster is readily available, and we like it.