High-quality interior; styling; engine; chassis; availability of tech.
No hybrid version (yet); most driver assistance features only come in the top trim; options are pricey.
The entry level Premium trim gains heated front seats, roof crossbars, aluminum window surrounds and the Audi Connect Care support system. Premium Plus trim now has the Virtual Cockpit, Audi MMI Navigation Plus with touchpad, rear USB ports, wireless charging and a signal-boosting antenna. The Prestige trim receives a self-parking function (Park Assist) as standard. The Convenience package for the entry level Q5 has been updated to include Audi Side Assist and rear collision mitigation. A new Black Optic package features 20-in wheels with an "off-road design," titanium matte finish and all-season tires, matte black roof rails and titanium black exterior accents.
Now that the Premium Plus model has the excellent Virtual Cockpit and the upgraded infotainment system, we're even more convinced that it's a great choice. But by all means stretch to the Prestige model if the budget allows, to enjoy those extra driver aids and the excellent B&O audio.
The 2019 Audi Q5 luxury compact 5-seater crossover is available in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
The Premium ($43,945) has 18-in alloy wheels, aluminum roof rails with crossbars, fog lights, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, heated side mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, rain-sensing wipers, a powered tailgate, leather upholstery, wood inlays, heated/8-way power-adjustable front seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a self-dimming rearview mirror with compass, push-button start, selectable driving modes (adjusting steering, transmission and throttle responses), leather seating surfaces, tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED cabin lighting, slide/recline rear seats with 40/20/40 split and fold, a rearview camera, a garage door opener, forward-collision mitigation, Bluetooth, as well as Audi's MMI infotainment system with a 7-in display, voice control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, 10 speakers, CD player, four USB ports (two up front, two in the back), two SD card slots, HD radio and Audi Connect Care (including emergency calls, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle location and Audi Service Request).
The Premium Plus ($50,945) brings the Virtual Cockpit (a 12.3-in configurable driver information display replacing the usual instrument cluster), full LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, driver's-side memory settings, hands-free tailgate release, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Audi Side Assist, rearward collision mitigation, parking sensors front and rear, navigation with a touchpad that recognizes handwritten inputs, an 8.3-inch infotainment screen, Wi-Fi and satellite radio.
The Prestige ($54,845) adds a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, Traffic Jam Assist, active lane-keeping assist, dual-pane acoustic glass for the front side windows, 20-in alloy wheels, simulated leather on the center console and door armrests, a power-adjustable steering column, a top view camera system, a self-parking system and a 19-speaker/755-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Several features in the higher trims are available as options lower in the order, including the upgraded MMI system. Other extras include ventilated front seats, rear side window sunshades and a heated steering wheel.
Maximum cargo space is 53.1 cu ft. With the rear seats up, luggage area is 25.1 cu ft. Towing capacity maxes out at 4,400 pounds.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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