The new Q5 is fractionally larger in all directions, resulting in more rear leg room and a few extra cubes of cargo space. With the rear seat folded, the Q5 now holds up to 60.1 cubic feet of groceries and gear, a proper showing for a compact crossover.
The carryover turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 252 horsepower and 272 ft-lb of torque. The Q5’s standard all-wheel drive system can now transfer up to 100 percent of power to the front or rear wheels. All models use a seven-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles.
Priced from $42,475 including $975 destination charge, the Premium comes with leather upholstery, power front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, automatic wipers, a rearview camera, and forward collision warning with auto emergency braking. Audi’s MMI infotainment interface features HD radio and full smartphone integration, and works alongside a 10-speaker audio system. LED taillights and running lights are standard, as are roof rails and 18-inch wheels (19-inch available for $800).