2013 Audi Q5 3.0T Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Audi Q5 - Road Test Specs

2013 Audi Q5 SUV

(3.0L V6 Supercharger AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger 4dr SUV
Base MSRP$44,795
Options on test vehiclePrestige Model ($7,500 -- includes adaptive headlights, blind spot warning, Bang & Olufsen sound system, Navigation Plus package, Audi connect with online services, rear door manual sunshades, heated and cooled cupholder); Comfort Package ($2,300 -- includes upgraded leather upholstery, leather instrument panel and door armrest, front seat four-way power lumbar); Layered Oak Wood Trim ($500); Moonlight Blue Metallic Paint ($475)
As-tested MSRP$55,570
Assembly locationIngolstadt, Germany
North American parts content (%)1


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeSupercharged, direct-injected V6, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,995/183
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,750
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)272 @ 4,780
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 2,150
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.714; II=3.143; III=2.106; IV=1.667; V=1.285; VI=1.000; VII=0.839; VIII=0.667; R=3.317
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.204


Suspension, frontIndependent multilink, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric-over-hydraulic-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.9
Tire make and modelBridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size235/55R19
Wheel size19-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front12.6-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear11.8-inch one-piece solid steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.2
0-45 mph (sec.)3.7
0-60 mph (sec.)5.8
0-75 mph (sec.)8.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.2 @ 95.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.0
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.1
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.4 @ 94.8
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.1
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON61.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.5
@ Full throttle (dB)69.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.1
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,600

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsStrong power from throttle tip-in, fairly quick upshifts. Best run came with transmission in Sport, some power braking and then it went into "Audi quick-shift" mode, with super-quick and alarmingly abrupt upshifts. This proved a half-second quicker. Manual shifting is via console lever (pull back for downshifts). Does not hold gears to rev limiter, kind of blips the throttle on downshifts.
Braking commentsNot a particularly firm pedal, but little dive and extremely well-controlled stops with almost zero side-to-side squirm. No brake odor until fifth stop. First stop was longest (of six stops) at 111 feet. Fifth stop was shortest at 109 feet.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Overall grip isn't particularly inspiring, but the Q5 does have the ability to adjust understeer nicely with quick changes in throttle. Feels like there is considerable body roll. When fully switched on, the ESC system was so intrusive that you could just stand on the throttle all the way around. Slalom: The intuitive, fairly precise steering is held back by the Q5's propensity for body roll and a very intrusive stability control system that loves to stab on the brakes. It's especially happy to intervene around the final cone, just when you're trying to put full power to the road for a fast slalom exit.

Testing Conditions

Test date12/4/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)65.9
Relative humidity (%)62.6
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)29.1
Wind (mph, direction)0.44 head cross
Odometer (mi.)973
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/26 highway/21 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.8
Driving range (mi.)514

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description14-speaker 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via proprietary cable and SD card
Satellite radioStandard Sirius
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard srive with traffic
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsOptional parking sonar rear back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,354
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,359
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)54.5/45.5
Length (in.)182.2
Width (in.)74.0
Height (in.)65.2
Wheelbase (in.)110.5
Track, front (in.)63.7
Track, rear (in.)63.5
Turning circle (ft.)38.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.0
Legroom, rear (in.)37.4
Headroom, front (in.)39.4
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.4
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)29.1
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)57.3
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,400
Ground clearance (in.)7.9


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles

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