2017 represents the eighth year the popular Audi Q5 has gone without a complete redesign. And although a completely new Q5 is on the horizon, this current model has a lot left in the tank. The Q5 remains a stylish and luxurious SUV with an interior size that should be just right for many shoppers. It's also quite pleasant to drive.
The Q5 no longer offers the class-leading powertrain selection it once did, as its diesel and hybrid options have been discontinued. The volume-selling 2.0T and its turbocharged four-cylinder remain, producing respectable 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while returning a decent 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city/27 mpg highway). For those who'd prefer an extra kick, the 3.0T's supercharged V6 produces 272 hp and 295 lb-ft, although in our testing, we found it was barely quicker than the 2.0T and other four-cylinder rivals. Its fuel economy of 21 mpg combined (18 mpg city/26 mpg highway) is only slightly lower. All Q5s come standard with Quattro all-wheel drive.
The Q5 is available in 2.0T Premium, 2.0T and 3.0T Premium Plus and 3.0T Prestige trim levels. The high-performance SQ5 is reviewed separately. Even the most basic trim level still comes with xenon headlights, leather upholstery, a power liftgate, tri-zone climate control, satellite radio and a 10-speaker audio system — features that are often pricey options in this segment. The Premium Plus trim doesn't add much beyond that, although it does open the door to the Technology package which includes a rearview camera, parking sensors, blind-spot warning, a navigation system and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Our favorites are the base Premium and Premium Plus with the Technology package.
Interior quality remains absolutely top-notch. To some, the design may seem a bit dated, but there's no knocking materials or construction quality. Interior space is a mixed bag, though. Passenger space front and rear are quite accommodating, but cargo capacity ranks among the lowest in its segment.
There are some noteworthy features that are missing, both in comparison to rivals and other Audi models. There are no forward collision or lane departure technologies; Apple CarPlay and Android are unavailable; and both of the available MMI electronics interfaces are two generations behind what you'd find in Audi's A4. There isn't even a USB port, as the Q5 continues to utilize Audi's arcane proprietary cable.
No two ways about it, the 2017 Audi Q5 is starting to show its age. And it's a safe bet that next year's all-new model should be the stronger SUV. However, the current Q5 remains quite appealing and is still a solid choice. Let Edmunds help you find the right one at the right price.
2017 Audi Q5 Overview
The 2017 Audi Q5 is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A). Q5 models are available with a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Q5 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Q5 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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What do people think of the 2017 Audi Q5? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Audi Q5 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Q5 a 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Q5.
Vehicle 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Review I do enjoy driving this SUV; it's comfortable, good looking, and performs well. Instrumentation is overly complicated and requires some study if a driver is older. In the first week of owning it, the car developed a major engine problem that originated on the manufacturer's assembly line. The repair was major, and I was advised by independent engineers that there is no assurance that this car could not have another major problem in the future. The dealer was sympathetic and offered me an Audi Care package and 12,000 new car warranty miles. They think this should cover my inconvenience, but I have no assurance that this Audi will hold up for the long haul. I don't think I got what I paid for.
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Is the 2017 Audi Q5 safe? The 2017 Audi Q5 earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 audi q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (premium unleaded recommended/e85) 22 combined MPG 20 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2017 audi q5 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (premium unleaded recommended/e85) 22 combined MPG 20 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2017 audi q5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/26 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Audi Q5?
Available Audi Q5 2017 Submodel Types: SUV, Diesel, Hybrid
Available Audi Q5 2017 Trims: 2.0T Premium Plus quattro, 2.0T Premium quattro, 2.0T Prestige quattro, 3.0T Premium Plus quattro, 3.2 Premium quattro, TDI Premium Plus quattro, 3.2 Premium Plus quattro, 3.0T Prestige quattro, TDI Prestige quattro
Exterior Colors: Ibis White, Brilliant Black, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Manhattan Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Matador Red Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic, Utopia Blue Metallic, Quartz Gray Metallic, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Pearl Effect, Lava Gray Metallic, Azores Green Metallic, Meteor Gray Pearl Effect, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Arctic Silver Metallic, Garnet Red Pearl Effect, Maya Brown Metallic, Volcano Red Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Nougat Brown leather, Chestnut Brown leather, Pistachio Beige leather, Atlas Beige leather, Rock Gray leather, Titanium Gray leather, Cinnamon Brown leather, Cardamom Beige leather, Steel Grey leather, Light Gray leather, Black premium leather, Black/Alabaster White Fine Nappa premium leather, Black/Cloud Gray Fine Nappa premium leather, Cinnamon Brown (Late Availability) leather, Cinnamon Brown leather/sueded microfiber
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Upgraded Headlights, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Sunroof/Moonroof, Heated seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Automatic Emergency Braking, Parking sensors, Navigation, Back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo, Aux Audio Inputs, Cooled Seats, Towing Hitch, Mobile Internet, 360-degree camera, Heads up display, USB Inputs, Adaptive Cruise Control