2021 Audi Q5
- Starting at $45,000 (estimated)
- Fall 2020
What to expect
- Expected face-lift and interior refresh
- Part of the second Q5 generation introduced for 2018
What is the Q5?
The compact SUV segment is hotter than ever, and every entrant must make a compelling case to stand out from the crowd. Good news for Audi since its Q5 crossover is one of the most well-rounded vehicles in the class. While the Audi Q5 seems priced higher than its direct competition, its more substantial list of features means the cost generally matches up when rivals are similarly equipped.
The Audi Q5's faultless blend of road and seat comfort, spaciousness and high-tech features proved irresistible to our test team. We were less enthralled with the standard four-cylinder engine, but the plug-in hybrid version released last year bumped up power significantly while adding to the Q5's eco cred.
The current Q5 has been on sale since 2018, and Audi is sprucing up its compact SUV to keep buyers interested. The 2021 Audi Q5 will get a refreshed exterior that echoes the design philosophies of the newest Audi SUVs. The interior is likely to receive a few changes as well. The updates will keep the Q5 in the fight against heavy hitters that include the Acura RDX, BMW X5, Jaguar F-Pace and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
The Audi Q5 was already one of the best small luxury SUVs on the market, and enhancements for the refreshed 2021 model will only add to its appeal.