Used 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

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2013 Audi Q5
$20,500 - $23,990

2013 Highlights

For 2013 the Audi Q5 gains a couple of new underhood options in the form of a supercharged V6 and the brand's first hybrid. This year also brings a mild style refresh outside, with slightly revised lights front and rear and a more angular grille. Inside, there are simplified controls for the climate controls and MMI interface.

Pros

  • Top-notch interior craftsmanship
  • class-leading fuel economy
  • strong supercharged V6
  • superb brake performance
  • roomy backseat
  • sporty handling.

Cons

  • Below-average cargo capacity
  • unintuitive control layout without navigation
  • artificial steering feel.

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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
83,766 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
BMW of Sterling
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
46,692 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
CarMax
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
90,473 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Auto By Design
8.1 mi away
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
34,516 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Prestige quattro
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2013 Q5 4C PRESTIGE ** ONE OWNER ** CLEAN CARFAX ** BLUETOOTH ** BACKUP CAMERA ** NAVIGATION ** PANORAMIC MOONROOF ** HEATED SEATS ** HEATED MIRRORS ** BLIND SPOT MONITOR ** AUTO LEVELING HEADLIGHTS ** PREMIUM STEREO ** DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL ** MUCH MORE ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE CONTACT US TODAY.

Audi Q5 2013 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
67,546 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
3.0T Prestige quattro
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
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Est.Loan: $455/mo
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-- 1 Owner - 2013 Audi Q5 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic. Prestige w Comfort & Sport Interior Pkg - Moonlight Blue Metallic w Chestnut Brown/ Black Leather Interior. Audi Side Assist, MMi Navigation, Panoramic Sunroof, Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System, Premium Milano Leather, Advance Key w start/stop Button, Front Sport Seats, 8 Speed Automatic w Paddle Shift, Dual Power And Heated Seats w Lumbar, And Memory, Bluetooth, Am/Fm/Cd, Auxiliary, Satellite, Audi Adaptive Lights, Thermo Cup Holder, Sunshade For Rear Door, Traction Conrol, Power Tailgate, Clean CARFAX.

Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
73,626 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
King Buick GMC
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
68,291 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium quattro
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***PANAROMIC ROOF..........................2013 AUDI Q5 2.0T QUATTRO PREMIUM SUV, GRAY WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, AUDI CONCERT SOUND SYSTEM, KEYLESS ENTRY, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, DUAL EXHAUST, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 68K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 15 SERVICE RECORDS, VERY CLEAN IN AND OUT***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
52,401 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
CarMax
36.1 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
73,745 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium quattro
Caspian Auto Sales
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
77,825 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium quattro
Car Advantage
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Audi Q5 2013 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
114,091 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
3.0T Premium Plus quattro
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
70,280 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Prestige quattro
Carbiz
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: *Certified Pre-Owned* *Free Delivery, 5-Day Returns, & 1-Year Powertrain Coverage* Navigation, Moonroof, Heated Leather Seats, All Wheel Drive, Panoramic Roof, COMFORT PKG, Aluminum Wheels. CLICK NOW! THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Simplify your experience with No Haggle Fair Market Pricing, Non-Commissioned Salespeople, 5 Day No Questions Return Policy, 1 Year Powertrain Coverage, and a buying process that fits your lifestyle; either In-Person at one of our innovative showrooms or at your convenience Online with Free Delivery to your door. We specialize in fairness and flexibility. Google Carbiz to see what others have to say. Visit Carbiz.com to get to know us more. OPTION PACKAGES: COMFORT PKG leather instrument panel top & door armrests w/leather-colored stitching, ventilated front seats, premium Milano leather, 4-way pwr lumbar support for front seats. Audi Prestige Hybrid with GLACIER WHITE METALLIC exterior and BEIGE interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 245 HP at 4300 RPM*. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.

Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
97,167 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Pasadena Pre-Owned
51.4 mi away
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<span style="color:#222222;font-family:Trebuchet MS;font-size:small;">ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX!!! This Audi Q5 is in PERFECT&nbsp;condition inside and out with no dings, dents, or&nbsp;noticeable wear and tear of any kind! This is one to see in person for sure! This car has all the luxury and sportiness you'd expect&nbsp;from any&nbsp;Audi all while sitting higher in a SUV. The full panoramic moonroof is great on those days you want to open up the roof and enjoy the breeze or if you just want to open the shades and enjoy the sunshine!! Come check this awesome car put today it won't be here long!

Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
64,920 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Frankel Acura
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Audi Q5 2013 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
66,004 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
3.0T Premium Plus quattro
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
68,333 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
West Broad Honda
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From exciting performance to excellent comfort and convenience, the 2013 Audi Q5's qualities give it broad appeal. Give us a call here at West Broad Honda at (804) 672-1111 to learn even more about this great vehicle! This 2013 Audi Q5 is FULLY LOADED with great options like leather interior, heated memory seats, navigation, MP3/CD player, back up camera, Bluetooth, push start engine, panoramic roof, covered trunk, power liftgate, all weather mats Goodyear tires, and all wheel drive! CARFAX certifies this to be a one owner, accident free vehicle. The next step? Give us a call here at West Broad Honda at (804) 672-1111 to schedule a hassle free test drive. We are located at 7014 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294.

Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
80,647 miles
Used 2013
Audi Q5
2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Audi Owings Mills
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Audi Q5 2013 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
74,878 miles
Used 2013
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2.0T Premium Plus quattro
Flow Volkswagen
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Edmunds' Expert Review

From exciting performance to excellent comfort and convenience, the 2013 Audi Q5's qualities give it broad appeal.

vehicle overview

Compromise is usually a sad reality. Oftentimes we have to trade away some of one thing to get more of another. In an SUV those opposing forces are typically performance and practicality. Or more to the point -- spirited acceleration and good fuel economy. But the 2013 Audi Q5 manages to defy that convention, providing both attributes with its trio of muscular yet miserly engine options. Whether you opt for the base turbocharged four-cylinder, the new supercharged V6 or the new hybrid, there's plenty of pickup along with frugal fuel mileage -- up to 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway with the hybrid.

The Q5 benefits from its A4 sport sedan-based platform by providing relatively athletic handling and an enjoyable drive. That quality, along with the aforementioned energetic engines, makes the Audi Q5 one of the most engaging SUVs on the market. Another key attribute for the sensibly sized 2013 Audi Q5 is its ample cabin and cargo space that optimize both comfort and utility. Throw in one of the nicest interiors in its class and it's easy to see why the Q5 has such a broad appeal, being a favorite pick for active singletons and small families alike.

Naturally, there are other choices for a small luxury crossover SUV. Among the competition, the 2013 Volvo XC60 provides an even roomier interior and a few more family-friendly features. If performance is paramount, the 2013 BMW X3 largely matches the Q5 in terms of performance and handling. And if style is your thing, Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque is the most dynamic-looking of the bunch. But for an all-around small luxury crossover that does everything well, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than the 2013 Q5.

trim levels & features

The 2013 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover available in five trim levels: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Prestige and Hybrid Prestige.

Standard equipment on the 2.0T Premium includes 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, roof rails, eight-way power front seats (with four-way lumbar adjustment), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, a sliding and reclining 40/20/40 rear seat, a Multi Media Interface (MMI) and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.

Options on the Premium include a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, Bluetooth and an iPod interface. These items are included on the 2.0T Premium Plus, which also gets xenon headlights, LED running lights, a power liftgate, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors and an auto-dimming interior mirror. Nineteen-inch wheels are optional.

The 3.0T Premium Plus adds a supercharged V6 engine, 19-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry and S line exterior trim. The top-shelf 3.0T Prestige adds adaptive headlights, a blind-spot warning system, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a heated/cooled cupholder, rear door sunshades and the Audi MMI Navigation Plus package (navigation system, digital music storage, voice controls, rear park assist with rearview camera, HD radio and center-console-mounted MMI system).

The 3.0T Prestige can also be equipped with the Driver Assist package, which includes Audi Drive Select (four settings alter throttle response, transmission shift points and steering assist), adaptive cruise control and dynamic steering. Also available is the Comfort package (upgraded leather seating, additional leather cabin trim, ventilated front seats and power passenger lumbar adjustment). Both 3.0T models can be equipped with 20-inch wheels and the S line package, which adds different 20-inch wheels, performance tires, adaptive suspension, Audi Drive Select, a sport steering wheel, shift paddles and brushed aluminum trim. A rear seat entertainment system is also available.

The Hybrid Prestige includes all the features of the 2.0T Premium Plus as well as 19-inch wheels, adaptive lighting, a blind-spot warning system, keyless ignition/entry, the Bang & Olufsen sound system, the heated/cooled cupholder, rear door sunshades and the Audi MMI Navigation Plus package.

Many of the upper trims' features are available on the lower trims as options.

performance & mpg

The 2013 Audi Q5 2.0T comes standard with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine good for 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. In Edmunds testing, a Q5 2.0T accelerated to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, a performance on par with the Audi's peers.

The Audi Q5 3.0T gets a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is an automatic stop-start system that saves fuel by shutting off the engine when the car comes to a halt. In Edmunds testing, the 3.0T engine brought the Q5 from zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds, a very quick time for this class of vehicle. Fuel economy estimates stand at 18/26/21.

The Q5 Hybrid pairs the 2.0T's engine with an electric motor and battery pack to provide a total output of 245 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates its 0-60 time at 6.8 seconds, while EPA fuel mileage estimates stand at 24/30/26.

Towing capacity with the 3.0T is above average, with a 4,400-pound rating when properly equipped.

safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2013 Audi Q5 includes stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Rear side airbags are optional on all models, while a blind-spot warning system is standard on the 3.0T Prestige and Hybrid.

In Edmunds braking testing, the Q5 2.0T came to a stop in 119 feet, a strong, competitive result. Yet a 3.0T with the Prestige package stopped in 109 feet, which is very impressive for any vehicle with all-season tires.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Q5 was awarded the highest rating of "Good" in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests.

driving

Regardless of which powertrain you choose, the 2013 Audi Q5 delivers smooth, powerful acceleration, and the eight-speed automatic is also refined and responsive. Outside the Q5 line, both the 2.0T and 3.0T engines match their respective rivals in terms of acceleration and fuel economy. The 3.0T's automatic stop-start system also helps efficiency, but it doesn't keep the engine off very long at traffic lights. Such random refiring can get annoying.

The Q5's ride quality is firmer than the norm for this class of vehicle, but we've never found it to be harsh. In terms of handling, the 2013 Q5 is one of the sportiest crossovers on the market. The steering is quick and responsive, but it has a rather artificial feel. We would skip the optional Audi Drive Select system, as it's pricey and doesn't really offer much benefit. The car's standard setup is just fine.

interior

As we've come to expect from all Audi models, the Q5 benefits from classy interior design and top-notch construction.

The center stack controls are canted toward the driver, although the layout depends on whether or not you opt for the navigation system. Without navigation, the knob and buttons for the MMI system reside somewhat inconveniently on the center stack. With navigation, the controls are placed between the armrest and shift lever, where they fall more readily to hand. Navigation-equipped models also get the latest MMI system with revised menus, enhanced Google Maps satellite imagery and an additional joystick button for enhanced control.

Despite its compact size, the Q5 manages to feel roomy whether you're seated in the front or rear. The rear seats slide fore and aft, which is a rarity in this segment of luxury crossovers, and the seats also recline for greater comfort. Folding the rear seats down creates 57 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, which is a little below average for this segment.


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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
N/A
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More About This Model

Some vehicles hit a sweet spot for no apparent reason. Originally launched in 2008, the Audi Q5 wasn't groundbreaking in any way. It was not only late to its segment, it didn't offer anything particularly new or innovative either. Yet despite its unheralded entrance, it quickly became one of Audi's best-selling models.

Compact yet versatile, it appealed both to social climbers and image-conscious downsizers. Four years on from its launch and faced with renewed competition from the BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque, the 2013 Audi Q5 has been given a refresh.

It looks and feels familiar but subtle revisions freshen its appearance, while changes to the engine lineup give it more versatility than ever.

A Minor Nip and Tuck
Audi rarely rolls out revolutionary designs anymore. Even its all-new models are instantly familiar, so it's no surprise that the Q5 face-lift amounts to little more than a squirt of Botox.

The original trapezoidal grille has been given a couple of extra corners, while the front fender has been redesigned and incorporates chrome-ringed foglights. At the rear there are revised LED lights and a new diffuser that incorporates a pair of chrome-trimmed exhausts. Audi's design gurus say the changes serve to visually lower the car, which they do in a very subtle, almost indistinguishable way. The Q5 still doesn't have the visual impact of the fashion-focused Evoque, but many Audi customers may see that as a virtue.

Inside, the changes are even more subtle. There are new instrument needles, a revised steering wheel and a new ignition key design. There's also a new range of colors, although we remain intrigued by the difference between Pistachio and Truffle Beige, which can be combined with beige headlining and beige carpet. Never let it be said that Audi's stylists aren't sometimes beige in their outlook.

Dubious color schemes aside, the 2013 Audi Q5 cabin remains the usual mix of good taste and exceptional build quality. There's even a temperature-controlled cupholder capable of chilling or heating your beverage of choice. No doubt the product of hundreds of hours of German engineering, it works well.

The Engines Are the News
First, the bad news. In Europe, Audi has comprehensively updated its 2.0 TFSI engine so that it now produces 225 horsepower. But the revisions were significant enough to require recertification with U.S. authorities for approval, a process that Audi says now costs too much to make it cost-effective. As a result, we'll continue to get the current 2.0 TFSI, which delivers a more modest 211 hp.

Now the good news. Audi will be replacing the 3.2-liter V6 with its newer and more powerful supercharged 3.0-liter engine. This 2,995cc V6 develops 268 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque from 2,150-4,780 rpm. These figures represent a 2 hp and a 52 lb-ft improvement over the 3.2-liter it replaces.

Fitted as standard with Audi's excellent eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, the 3.0 TFSI is capable, says Audi, of zero to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 145 mph. From the driver seat, the only real indication that it's supercharged is the confident slug of low-to-midrange torque. In many ways, it behaves more like a modern diesel than a traditional gasoline engine.

Still Sedate Behind the Wheel
The big change to the driving experience is the introduction of electromechanical power steering, which alters its level of assistance according to vehicle speed. In contrast to a hydraulic system, which constantly draws energy from the engine, the electromechanical system operates only when necessary. If you're going in a straight line, it effectively disappears.

The efficiency benefits of an electric system are not in dispute but in common with a number of similar systems from rival manufacturers. Unfortunately, the Audi setup is disappointingly devoid of feel. At low speeds in particular it feels horribly artificial. If Audi, like BMW, continues to aspire to be regarded as a sporting alternative, then details like this are critical to improve.

Audi claims to have tweaked the setup of the five-link front and trapezoidal rear suspension, too. From behind the wheel, the changes are subtle at best. The 2013 Audi Q5 remains a capable companion, with well-contained body roll for an SUV. The ride quality is still a little too stiff, though, especially if you opt for the S line sport suspension.

A Diesel Conundrum
Audi is currently in the process of certifying the 3.0 TDI engine for launch next year. A mainstay of Audi's larger sedans and SUVs in Europe, its impact could be significant. Over 40 percent of Q7s sold in the U.S. and more than 50 percent of A3s now run on diesel fuel. We wouldn't be too surprised if the Q5 achieves a similar rate of success.

The 2,967cc V6 produces 241 hp and a not-inconsiderable 428 lb-ft of torque between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. Audi says it will hit 62 mph from rest in 6.5 seconds and top out at 140 mph. In the real world, the additional midrange thrust makes it feel even quicker than the 3.0 gas engine and it's exceptionally quiet in all conditions.

Sadly, there are two more diesel engines Audi won't be offering in the U.S. Its 2.0-liter TDI is the biggest selling Q5 model in Europe and is offered in both the A3 and Volkswagen Jetta in the U.S. However, the extra weight of the Q5 would require more exhaust-cleansing hardware that would add too much additional cost.

Nor, sadly is Audi willing to take a chance on the new SQ5, which employs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel with 313 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Capable of zero to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds, it's a hoot to drive but Audi reckons it couldn't sell more than a thousand a year. Shame.

Hybrid Solution?
Beating the 3.0 TDI to the U.S. market will be the Q5 Hybrid Quattro. It has been on sale in Europe since last summer but this is the first time it will be offered in the U.S. Audi has taken a different approach to archrival BMW with this car. While the Bavarians are concentrating on performance hybrids, offering V8 performance with V6 consumption, Audi is focusing on efficiency, providing V6 thrust with four-cylinder efficiency.

The Q5 employs the same system as the A8 hybrid. It combines a 2.0-liter gas engine and a 54-hp electric motor. Their joint output of 245 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque is enough to propel the hybrid from zero to 62 mph in 7.1 seconds and on to 140 mph, according to Audi.

In other words, it's slower than the 3.0 TDI and also likely to be cheaper. The four-cylinder diesel isn't as refined as its six-cylinder sibling either. So what's the point? Well, it can run for up to 1.8 miles in pure electric mode, so if you happen to live 2 miles from your office it will be a most efficient option.

Clearly the hybrid's appeal lies more in the allure of its badge than any significant real-world benefits. Even Audi accepts that it's a toe in the water and is unlikely to account for more than 1-2 percent of Q5 sales in the U.S.

Not Much Has Changed
Given the Q5's popularity across the world, it's no surprise that the update is modest in both its intent and effect. The new gas engine is a welcome addition to the range and marks a useful improvement over the outgoing 3.2. The 3.0 TDI is a gem and should also help broaden its appeal when it arrives in a little over a year. The case for the hybrid, though, is harder to make and we don't suspect it will make much of an impact.

Where the 2013 Audi Q5 will make an impact is the compact luxury SUV segment. Just as it did when it was first introduced, this revamped Q5 is apt to attract buyers who like its usable size, sharply tailored interior and clean, if forgettable, design. They're not likely to notice the lifeless steering or worry that it's not as flashy as a Range Rover. It's comfortably in between and that's what most of the customers in the segment seem to prefer.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.

Used 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Overview

The Used 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid is offered in the following styles: , and 2.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A).

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