2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid

MSRP range: $52,900 - $60,350
Edmunds suggests you pay$49,769

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2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Review

  • Quiet, comfortable cabin features top-notch interior craftsmanship
  • All-wheel drive comes standard
  • array of technology options
  • Limited space for luggage behind rear seats
  • New plug-in hybrid engine option
  • Revised standard and optional feature availability
  • Part of the second Q5 generation introduced for 2018

In the span of just a decade, the Audi Q5 has gone from an unassuming little crossover SUV to Audi's sales leader. In fact, so successful was the original design that Audi has overhauled the Q5 only once in its lifetime. The newest version, introduced in 2018, has continued the Q5's upward trajectory and remains one of our favorites in a competitive segment.

We like the compact dimensions of the Q5 and the ease with which passengers can get in and out of it, even in tight parking spots. And with its quality materials and clean design, the interior continues to impress us as well. Other advantages include advanced but easy-to-use technology features and smooth road manners.

But other manufacturers are honing their small luxury crossovers. BMW's X3 and Mercedes-Benz's GLC, for example, offer similar levels of refinement yet more cargo space. The Q5 also comes up short on power upgrades — a four-cylinder engine is the only thing offered — though Audi would likely note that you can get the related SQ5 if you want more performance. Overall, the popular Q5 strikes a pleasing and satisfying balance of luxury and comfort.

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The Q5 plug-in hybrid offers strong tech features and the straight-line speed of Audi's performance-oriented SQ5 SUV, but with far greater fuel efficiency and the ability to travel up to 25 miles on electric propulsion alone with a full battery charge. That said, this Q5 doesn't handle as well as some competitors do, and it lags the class in cargo space and cabin storage. The pros certainly outweigh the cons, though, so we think this luxury plug-in is worth a look.
The Q5 Hybrid, like its other luxury hybrid counterparts, leverages its hybrid powers for speed. In Edmunds testing, this hybrid moves to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, which is about as quick as the turbocharged V6-powered SQ5. There is some lag time right off the line, but once it's going it's great.

Unlike the SQ5, this hybrid won't tackle curves in the same way. Credit some extra weight and its low-rolling-resistance tires for that. The tires also hurt the hybrid Q5's panic-stopping ability, and it needed a lengthy 133 feet to stop from 60 mph. Key rivals knock more than 20 feet off that distance. The brakes also aren't the easiest to perform smooth stops with, and we wish there was more regen while coasting to avoid having to touch the brakes so frequently.
Comfort highlights include a cabin that's well insulated against outside noise and a highly effective and easy-to-control dual-zone climate system. Even in 108-degree weather, we didn't have to adjust our temperature from our usual target setting of 72 degrees.

The seats in the Q5 are comfy enough but mostly unremarkable. Our tester's seats weren't ventilated or perforated and weren't as breathable as we usually like for long driving stints. The rear seats are about average as well, with the ability to slide and recline a bit, like some others in the class. Ride comfort is the area that's most lacking, but it's not terrible.

We found the ride to not have enough control over big bumps. It also didn't filter out small bumps that well. We suspect the nearly 600 pounds of additional EV powertrain weight plays a part here.
This may be Audi's older design layout, but it's appealing and functional for the most part. The MMI infotainment system is minimal and tidy but easier to interact with than a large touchscreen interface. That said, it could use a touchscreen to make some operations easier.

Climbing in and out of the Q5 is easy due to tall door openings that afford good head clearance. And the relatively short doors make tight parking spots less of an issue. Interior space continues to be a strength for the Q5's compact size, though competitors have mostly caught up. Visibility out of the cabin is still naturally easy, but it's also aided by useful parking sensors and cameras.
The Q5 doesn't sport the latest tech offered in the lineup, but it's still loaded with solid hardware. The upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system on our tester was wonderful, and Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital cluster is one of our favorite configurable clusters on the market. Wireless Apple carPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is included, but the lack of a touchscreen makes them a bit less convenient to interact with.

We're glad Audi retuned its stability control, which seemed overly intrusive in a Q5 we tested a couple of years back. Audi's advanced driver aids are quite well tuned as well, with lane keeping that handles highway speeds much better than BMW systems we've tested. Many of the advanced driving aids are wrapped in the slightly pricey Prestige package, but we think they're worth it.
With 25.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a maximum of 53.1 cubes, the Q5's capacity is marginally smaller than both the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. But we appreciate the flexible 40/20/40-split folding seats and the trunk-located releases.

Interior storage is surprisingly limited. The door pockets and the center armrest bin are adequately sized, but the cupholders are placed in front of the armrest and get in the way of accessing the infotainment system. Also, our car had a wireless charger under the armrest that either blocks access to the compartment or slides to cover the cupholders. We found this pretty inconvenient. If you're installing a child safety seat, car seat anchors are easily found but the plastic covers pop off and have to be stored somewhere. Smart designs these days make it so you don't have to do this.
The EPA estimates fuel economy at 27 mpg combined after you've exhausted your plug-in battery range of 20 miles. Edmunds tested the Q5 on a full battery charge and squeezed 25 miles out on the battery alone. When running off purely hybrid power from not plugging in, we averaged around 32 mpg off a few tanks. Both figures are pretty promising indications of efficiency.
With an entry price in the $52,000 neighborhood, the Audi Q5 hybrid starts out about even with the Mercedes-Benz GLC hybrid and above the BMW X3 and below the Volvo XC60 hybrids. At the fully loaded level, all are priced pretty comparable, though we think the Audi holds a slight advantage with all that it offers for the price. Build quality always feels top-notch, and if not for a mildly dated infotainment, it's the most functionally modern out of the group.

Warranty coverage is typical with bumper-to-bumper and powertrain coverage for four years/50,000 miles. Hybrid components are warrantied for eight years/100,000 miles, which is standard. The first scheduled maintenance is free, and four years of roadside assistance is included. Both BMW and Volvo offer three years of free maintenance.
Elegant and attractive yet understated is the balance that Audi strikes so well. The interior reflects the same level of smart design that Audi does better than anyone else. However, this Q5, without the necessary sport hardware, simply wasn't very entertaining to drive. It delivers more than adequate acceleration when you need it, but it feels out of sorts the minute you hit a curvy road. We doubt that'll please most people interested in buying this vehicle.

Which Q5 does Edmunds recommend?

Of the three available trim levels, we like the middle ground Premium Plus. It comes with some appealing luxury and technology features that you can't get on the base model. It also gives you access to more features you might want, offering many of the features from the top-level Prestige as options.

Audi Q5 models

The 2020 Audi Q5 is available in one of three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Moving through the trim levels brings more standard features as well as select option packages.

Powering the standard Q5 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (248 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque). A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are also standard. There's also a new addition for 2020, the Q5 PHEV, which is a plug-in hybrid version of the Q5. It still has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine but the hybrid components boost power (349 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque) and fuel economy. The PHEV gets an estimated 20 miles of all-electric driving.

The entry-level Premium looks similar to the other trim levels and comes standard with leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration among other features. You also get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Stepping up to the Premium Plus brings upgrades such as bigger wheels, a panoramic sunroof, more driver safety features and Audi's Virtual Cockpit instrument panel. Want a fully loaded Q5? The Prestige trim throws in even more driver aids, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a premium sound system.

Many of the Prestige's extra features are optional on the Premium Plus. For options, the Black Optic, Warm Weather and Cold Weather packages are the main ones to look out for.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Audi Q5.

Average user rating: 3.5 stars
18 total reviews
5 star reviews: 44%
4 star reviews: 17%
3 star reviews: 11%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 28%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, 2020 Audi Q5 e Excellent Ride
Happy in the Q5 e,
Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
Initial thoughts after putting 850 miles on Q5 e. It is quiet, even when the gas engine is on and very smooth. Handling is precise, but the emphasis is more on comfort than sportiness. The interior is beautiful and high quality, as would be expected. The ambient lighting is a very cool feature and you can set it to suit your taste. My limited experience with the driving assistance features is that they work well. Adaptive cruise control is great and the lane keep assist set to early keeps the car centered in the lane without too much ping-ponging. Traffic Jam assist also works well and brings the car to a complete stop. The car has been very efficient and easy to rum errands and quick trips on EV alone. In the warmer weather it easily gets 25 miles on a full charge. I've done a 140 mile trip and got 42 mpg, though I'm sure this will vary depending on conditions and driving style. Best to keep it charged up to minimize gas consumption. There are all sorts of efficiency aids to help you get the most out of every gallon of gas. This car is very quick in Dynamic mode and both the gas engine and electric motor are used. Charging is quick and easy. Best to have a 240 V outlet for charging, which does a full charge in 2 hours. Charging with a 110 V outlet works, but is painfully slow. The sound system is great, which is key in such a quiet car. I admit I look for excuses to go for a ride in this thing. It is very relaxing.
3/5 stars, Small yet Spacious Yet Not Getting to Yes
Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
We really like the mechanical specs for this hybrid. We enjoyed the spacious interior for a vehicle of this size. We first sat in the Q5e Premium Plus with standard seats. We felt cramped, short and wobbly. This vehicle is beautifully appointed - when you upgrade to the warm weather package to get decent seats. With that, the seats tuck you in nicely and there seems to be plenty of room. Where are the cup holders? When they upgrade so that I can add a tow hitch for bicycles and gear trailer I'll buy in. The rear seats don't fold flat. At this juncture, if I want to throw my kite gear in the back, there isn't room for two sets of gear, briefcases and ovenight bags in the far rear. We also worry about a wetsuit tub there. There is almost enough room for my medium wheeled briefcase behind the driver's seat. And what was the thinking behind placing the battery under the cargo hold? It's only to be used for dry groceries and lightweight luggage gently placed? Not for cargo? We'll have to wait for the refresh, or update, maybe good by 2022? If only the Etron were hybrid, we are not all electric here (you know they still use coal to get that electricity, right?)

2020 Audi Q5 videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: The luxury SUV segment is one of the fastest growing and fiercely competitive out there. SPEAKER 2: Right here we have the 2018 Audi Q5 which is all new, completely redesigned from the ground up, and the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace. We want to find out which one offers certain benefits to certain drivers. Let's go find out. SPEAKER 1: OK, let's start with performance. This is the 35t model, and of course that means it's a three liter supercharged V6. 340 horsepower, which is plenty. SPEAKER 2: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. SPEAKER 1: What does that Q5 have? SPEAKER 2: Less. SPEAKER 1: OK. [LAUGHTER] What I like about this V6 is that when you get into sport mode and you get on the throttle-- [ENGINE REVVING] Like, hey. SPEAKER 2: It sounds good. SPEAKER 1: It sounds like there's an engine. So performance, I think, is pretty strong with the F-Pace, especially this 35t model. It is fun to drive. It has some excitement to the experience from that exhaust sound, from the overall feel. And I think actually, like the sleek exterior design, even though you can't see it when you're driving, that adds to the experience. You know you're driving something that looks cool and has some sort of fun or excitement to it. [ENGINE ROARING] You've spent some time driving this, how's the power delivery from this turbo engine? SPEAKER 2: It's great. I mean, like every other turbo that's out there now, there's no lag, it doesn't exist anymore. There's a little bit of some low speed clumsiness here and there, but it's sporadic. Power is more than adequate for most drivers. If you need more, there's the SQ5 with a ton more power, I think 352 or 354 or something ridiculous like that. SPEAKER 1: More than plenty. You know what I don't hear? SPEAKER 2: What? SPEAKER 1: Engine. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, OK. So let's-- [ENGINE REVVING] That's a four cylinder. SPEAKER 1: Oh, it's not bad. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, but it's a four cylinder. SPEAKER 1: It's four cylinder, but it's not a drone-y four cylinder. SPEAKER 2: Right. SPEAKER 1: That's not bad. This is a fine riding SUV. It handles these corners really nicely, but sometimes I feel like it is a little firmer-- SPEAKER 2: It is, sure. SPEAKER 1: --than the comfort level I would want out of a luxury SUV. SPEAKER 2: Right, but I feel that a lot of people who might be looking at the Jaguar would be OK with it. I mean, it's certainly not an objectionable level. SPEAKER 1: No, and when you're buying a Jaguar you're accepting that hey, there's a trade off here. SPEAKER 2: Sure. I spent many hours driving this and never felt any seat fatigue. There's plenty of adjustments to make sure that, if you're tall or short, that it'll fit you well. The one thing that bothers me though, is ventilated seats aren't available until you get to the very top prestige trim. SPEAKER 1: Really? SPEAKER 2: Yeah. Ride quality though, I think it's got a good balance. It's not as smooth as some of the other luxury SUVs, but it handles really well. SPEAKER 1: I think from the passenger's seat it feels appropriate. I'm not blown away by comfort, but I'm not like disappointed by it either. It feels like what I would expect. The F-Pace's interior is-- I wouldn't say, you know, disappointing, but it lacks a certain richness or quality that you get out of like the Audi's and the Mercedes' of the world, right? SPEAKER 2: At this trim level. SPEAKER 1: Yes. SPEAKER 2: At the S level you have more leather, more kind of cool coverings that make it look more expensive and up-marketful. It is more expensive. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: But the Audi, even in base form, they're using the same materials. SPEAKER 1: There's almost kind of a plainness through here, and it's not that it's bad, it's just like the other cars in the segment seem to do it a little bit better than this one. I do wish on that point though that this shifter didn't take up so much space in the center-- SPEAKER 2: Yeah. SPEAKER 1: --because it would be nice to have that, you know-- a shifter in today doesn't need to take up like half a foot of space. SPEAKER 2: No it doesn't. SPEAKER 1: It can be a stalk on the steering wheel, like you're not actually like-- let's not kid ourselves, we're not controlling any like mechanical components anymore, right? It's all electronic. SPEAKER 2: This knob is kind of cool. It's gnarled and it rises from the surface, and there's that little extra touch that kind of makes me happy. SPEAKER 1: It sort of matches the theatre that you want to have out of a luxury SUV. Like the light behind the start/stop button like pulsates when you get in, and this shifter like comes out, and yeah, they're gimmicks, but-- SPEAKER 2: But it makes you feel like there's something special going on that other cars don't have. I think the Q5 might be the class leader now-- SPEAKER 1: OK. SPEAKER 2: --and a lot of it has to do with what we're looking at right now, which is the interior. Look at these materials. I mean, it's premium stuff. Like this is really nice, everything has a nice feel and touch and look to it. I love the way they integrate all the tech. There's a ton of features and it's all easy to use. They have this yacht handle out of the A8-- SPEAKER 1: [LAUGHS] Yacht handle, I like-- SPEAKER 2: Actually what they used to call it. SPEAKER 1: I like yacht handle. SPEAKER 2: And you rest your elbow on the armrest, it goes over, your wrist is on the yacht handle, and it's right where the knob is to control the infotainment. SPEAKER 1: You kind of sealed the deal with yacht handle. SPEAKER 2: Yacht handle. SPEAKER 1: Yacht handle. SPEAKER 2: Mm-hmm. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: Hashtag yacht handle. [LAUGHTER] The screen, even though when they first started putting them up there and looking like a tablet I was kind of opposed to it, but after some use and you realize that man, it's right in your sight line-- SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: I really like it. SPEAKER 1: I do kind of wish that the screen was a little bit more integrated into the dash. I get it why they do it like this, but it does kind of look like you've just stuck a phone or a tablet, and like just taped it to the dash. My initial impression going from the driver's seat of the F-Pace to the passenger's seat here is I sense the difference in size. This feels a little smaller, but at the same time it also feels a little airier inside. Here I feel like I have a lot more shoulder space and tons more headroom. Even if that's not true, that's my impression sitting here. We have nice features, we have heated seats, there's heated seats back there. This widescreen navigation system, entertainment system, is really responsive. Looks neat, but Android Auto isn't supported, Apple CarPlay support is apparently on the way. You look at other vehicles in this segment that offer those things or have cleaner displays or more functionality and you're like well, it's kind of a disappointment that this thing doesn't. What's that you're looking at right there? SPEAKER 2: The virtual instrument panel. I love these. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: I really do. Audi has been putting it on almost everything. It's tack sharp, even when we're in direct sunlight it's really easy to read. It's semi customizable, so you go from one view to another and you can see a big nav map like this-- SPEAKER 1: Whoa, yeah. SPEAKER 2: You get a ton of information without really having to take your eyes off the road very much. I'm peeking down here and I'm still keeping a good reference of what's in front of us. When you don't have a touch screen in Apple CarPlay that means you have to use this knob to kind of scroll through all the little hotspots on the screen. There are some shortcuts, you can move the knob left, right, up, and down to kind of get to one section or another quickly, but it's not as intuitive as a touch screen. [ENGINE ROARING] So here we're in the backseat of the Q5. I'm running out of a little bit of headroom thanks to this sunroof rail, and I'm not getting a whole lot of thigh support further forward. But backseats you can't really expect too much, right? SPEAKER 1: I've got good knee room, I've got good headroom. I like the softness of the seats, even if the support might be a little lacking. I feel like the seat comfort is pretty decent. I feel like just back here there's less attention paid to the appearance overall, as you might expect, because most people sit in the front seat of these cars anyway, so why spend more money back here? But it does seem a bit more apparent in the Q5. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, and you kind of mentioned that it feels a little bit more like Volkswagen back here, and I'm kind of with you on that one. But on a road trip I think I'd be OK back here. SPEAKER 1: Totally. Welcome to my office. SPEAKER 2: It's a nice office. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. You know, the F-Pace's backseat, I feel like I have a little bit more space in every dimension, and I notice your-- SPEAKER 2: I am not brushing this. SPEAKER 1: --your wonderful hair is not touching the headrest. I feel like a bit more space, the seats are a little firmer, especially towards the center, there's like a-- SPEAKER 2: Crown. SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: Materials wise it feels just slightly better than the Q5, even though this center thing isn't all that attractive, either. But I do like that you have these little-- SPEAKER 1: The two USB ports and 12 volt, yeah. SPEAKER 2: --USB ports there that are covered as well. SPEAKER 1: I feel like from front to rear there's more consistency in terms of interior quality-- SPEAKER 2: Yes. SPEAKER 1: --where over in the Q5 it may be a more dramatic change. But the space back here is bigger because of course this is just a bigger vehicle, so it gets the advantage of that. SPEAKER 2: Yeah. SPEAKER 1: But it's nice having a bit more headroom back here. SPEAKER 2: Yeah. I'm not feeling quite as much shoulder room on the outboard, but that's such a nit picky little thing. SPEAKER 1: Want to know the upside? SPEAKER 2: Hmm? SPEAKER 1: Reclining seats. SPEAKER 2: Takes a bit of time to get there. SPEAKER 1: The Q5 doesn't have this though, so what's up? SPEAKER 2: OK, fine. Fine, fine. SPEAKER 1: No, I think anybody would be comfortable back here for a long time. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, and generally you're going to be putting smaller people back here. [ENGINE ROARING] SPEAKER 1: When comparing this to the Q5, we have to take into account that the F-Pace is a little bit bigger than most of the vehicles in this segment-- SPEAKER 2: Yes. SPEAKER 1: --and one of the ways that manifests is that this thing has decent cargo capacity and decent rear size space because it's slightly bigger. SPEAKER 2: I would actually go further and say exceptional for the class, because I had a-- ooh God, 74 inch flat pack cabinet-- SPEAKER 1: Yeah? SPEAKER 2: --that fit with, you know, the second row folded. And I didn't have to take it out of the box, I didn't have to leave the hatch open, it closed on it. It was shocking that it was that easy, so I give it really high marks for that. SPEAKER 1: I feel the F-Pace, I think, is the clear design winner here. SPEAKER 2: It's a very pretty car. SPEAKER 1: This has a very understated look, which isn't a bad thing. SPEAKER 2: That's Audi's character. SPEAKER 1: If I want to spend money on some S it should have that feel it's something nice. You don't need to be flashy-- SPEAKER 2: Right. SPEAKER 1: --to have that feel, but there does seem to be some elements of design that stand out, or at least give you that sense of worth. SPEAKER 2: This, like you said, is understated, but modern and kind of chiseled, and-- SPEAKER 1: Yeah. SPEAKER 2: --it's got the new Audi look. Which I'm not a big fan of the grill, everybody's doing these sharp trapezoidal grills. I want them to go away, but I like the way it looks. SPEAKER 1: An interesting thing happened to me yesterday as I was fueling this thing up, a guy actually walked up and said hey, cool Jag. Nobody would do that to a luxury SUV. You park any luxury SUV-- SPEAKER 2: Yeah, when was the last time someone said hey, nice X5. SPEAKER 1: [LAUGHS] Yeah, exactly. It doesn't happen, but it did with this F-Pace because this thing does a great job of standing out and having an identity that's more unique. We like the Jaguar F-Pace a lot, primarily because of how it looks, but also because of how it drives. It's a very emotionally appealing SUV, and that means it's a fairly easy car to recommend. SPEAKER 2: And the Q5 is as easy to recommend. I mean, the styling maybe isn't as sculpted and seductive as the Jag, but it's got some aggression and some chiseled lines, and I personally like it a lot. But it really gets high marks for the interior, the interior is impeccable. If I were choosing between the two it'd be a really tough choice, but I would just barely give it to the Audi. So that says you should really take your time in the test drive, really get to know the cars. Honestly I don't think there's a deal breaker with any of these. It's probably going to come down to personal preference. SPEAKER 1: Thanks for watching this comparison. If you want to see more, keep it tuned right here. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2017 Jaguar F-Pace vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Comparison Review

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Audi Q5, but since the 2020 Audi Q5 is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / 27 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.3 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 362 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 184.4 in. / Height: 65.3 in. / Width: 74.5 in.
Curb Weight: 4685 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 25.1 cu.ft.
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Our experts’ favorite Q5 safety features:

Automatic Emergency Braking
Can detect obstacles and pedestrians as well as initiate automatic emergency braking if the driver fails to respond to a series of warnings.
Side Assist/Pre Sense Rear
Combines visual and audible warnings when objects enter the Q5's blind spot or cross the vehicle from behind.
Rear Side Airbags
Optional airbags can deploy from the side of the rear seats in the event of a side collision.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.4%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Audi Q5 vs. the competition

2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi Q5

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

Like the Q5, the BMW X3 benefits from recent updates and is an excellent all-around SUV that balances practicality with performance. Unlike the Q5, the X3 comes with a choice of engines and a bevy of options for more personalization. The only real knock against the X3 is the lack of Android Auto compatibility (which BMW says is coming) and a somewhat fussy interior when compared to the Q5.

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Audi Q5 vs. Audi Q3

While the Audi Q3 might be smaller than the Q5, it's certainly not lacking for features or refinement. Fresh off a comprehensive redesign, the Q3 integrates Audi's newest infotainment technology to great effect and has raised the bar for subcompact luxury SUVs. Because of its smaller size, the Q3 doesn't have the cargo or passenger space of the Q5 so it won't be as accommodating for families.

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Audi Q5 vs. Audi Q7

Although the Q7 is the largest SUV from Audi, it's not quite as practical or spacious as many of its competitors. It's almost best to think of the Q7 as a larger Q5 since it combines the smart interior and excellent driving dynamics of the Q5 with added space and a third row of seats. The trade-off is a higher price.

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Is the Audi Q5 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Q5 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. You probably care about Audi Q5 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Q5 gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Q5 has 25.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi Q5. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Audi Q5?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Audi Q5:

  • New plug-in hybrid engine option
  • Revised standard and optional feature availability
  • Part of the second Q5 generation introduced for 2018
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Is the Audi Q5 reliable?

To determine whether the Audi Q5 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Q5. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Q5's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Audi Q5 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Audi Q5 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Q5 and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Q5 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Audi Q5?

The least-expensive 2020 Audi Q5 is the 2020 Audi Q5 Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $52,900.

Other versions include:

  • Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $56,600
  • Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $60,350
  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $52,900
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What are the different models of Audi Q5?

If you're interested in the Audi Q5, the next question is, which Q5 model is right for you? Q5 variants include Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM). For a full list of Q5 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Audi Q5

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Overview

The 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM).

What do people think of the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Q5 Hybrid 3.5 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 2020 Q5 Hybrid.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Q5 Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including Premium Plus, Prestige, Premium, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid?

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,695. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $7,926 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,926 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $49,769.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 13.7% below the MSRP.

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,650. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $6,493 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,493 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $54,157.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 10.7% below the MSRP.

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $64,645. The average price paid for a new 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $6,569 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,569 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $58,076.

The average savings for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/55 TFSI e (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 10.2% below the MSRP.

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Which 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrids are available in my area?

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Listings and Inventory

Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid for sale near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid and all available trim types: Prestige, Premium, Premium Plus. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Audi Q5?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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