November 16, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia -- With the sporty performance of a sedan and versatility of an SUV, the all-new 2018 Q5, sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment. Showcasing a full suite of available driver assistance systems and exceptionally competent driving dynamics paired with advanced infotainment features, the best gets better with the new Q5.
Following its North America debut in 2009, the Q5 helped fuel Audi of America’s growth to 200,000 sales in 2015 as the brand’s top-selling model. Now, the all-new 2018 Q5 will lead the largest product cadence in the Audi brand’s history over the next three years.
2018 Audi Q5
The 2018 Q5 applies the distinctive Audi “Q” SUV design language, further underscoring the sporty, independent nature of the vehicle. The exterior has been redesigned to feature enhanced lines including a flat, coupe-like roof line coupled with a strong, wave-design shoulder line and pronounced wheel arches which emphasize the standard quattro® all-wheel drive. The interior has a greater feeling of spaciousness and lightness thanks to the wing-design wrap-around dashboard and delivers even more technology such as the available Audi virtual cockpit, MMI® touch and standard Audi smartphone interface.
Featuring a redeveloped powertrain, the Q5 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine and an all-new seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission which results in a 5.9 second sprint from 0-60 mph. The Q5 also features a new suite of driver assistance systems including standard Audi pre sense® city and available Audi side assist and rear cross traffic assist, designed to help drivers navigate the road and traffic with ease.
From the improved driving dynamics to the elevated design and advanced technologies, the 2018 Q5 further enriches the highly versatile segment leading Audi nameplate.
Following the “Q-design” of the new Q7, the Q5’s exterior features sportier proportions including sculpted three-dimensional headlights that flow in harmony with the distinctive Singleframe® grille and clamshell hood to the wider horizontal rear of the vehicle.
The all-new Q5 also offers improved interior space compared to the previous generation, with more rear legroom and shoulder room, as well as increased cargo capacity with the second row seats folded down. The asymmetrical center console of the interior creates a driver-focused cockpit while a small number of controls with expanded functionality helps bring a greater ease of operation into the Q5.
Exterior design highlights include:
Interior design highlights include:
Powertrain and Performance
The Q5 is equipped with a new 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine, coupled with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, to produce 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, 1.1 seconds faster than its predecessor.
The Q5 also features a redesigned front five-link suspension to provide a comfortable yet agile ride for long distances. The 2018 Q5 also offers an available comfort adaptive damping suspension. This wheel-selective suspension system uses continuous electronic damper control, to enable various suspension and damping combinations that make up the Audi drive select modes.
Now offered as standard equipment on all Audi Q5 models, Audi drive select with five different modes – comfort, auto, dynamic, offroad, and individual, allows the driver to choose the option that best meets their driving situation and handling preferences.
The all-new Q5 also features a new system of quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology that is optimized for performance and efficiency. The technology utilizes an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch along with a decoupling rear axle differential to achieve fully variable torque distribution. This quattro system with ultra technology allows for intelligent, proactive control of the all-wheel drive system to help predictively modify the torque application as the driver demands or the road conditions require.
2.0 TFSI® quattro AWD
252 hp @
273 lb-ft @
The new Q5 features the latest in MMI and infotainment from Audi including the available Audi virtual cockpit, standard Audi smartphone interface, MMI® all-in touch® and Audi connect,® all of which help the driver to more easily view and control content while remaining connected.
Technology features include:
Audi connect packages together all applications that help connect the vehicle with the internet, the owner and the surrounding infrastructure. Improved functions include online traffic info, weather updates, fuel prices, Apple Siri® Eyes Free integration for compatible devices, internet radio streaming as well as picture navigation and read-aloud personalized news headlines and Twitter® alerts among other features (requires subscription).
Supported by 4G LTE (where available), available in-car Audi connect infotainment, security and service features include:
The Audi connect mobile application has also been updated to support new remote services designed for the US market which include Curfew, Speed, and Valet Alerts, remote lock and unlock capability and online car finder.
The Q5 incorporates driver assistance features that are designed to help drivers confidently navigate the road and traffic.
Driver assistance features:
Model year 2018 Q5 starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:
*Prices above exclude destination charge ($950), taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.
Driver assistance system availability may differ at launch. Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
Audi connect should only be used when it is safe and appropriate. Audi connect services and features are optional, provided with the support of authorized affiliated and third party service providers, and may require additional subscriptions with separate terms and conditions. Services are subject to change, and Google Earth and Street view services may not be available after December 2017. Certain services collect location information, see Terms of Service for information about how to disable and for other details.
2018 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See www.fueleconomy.gov for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
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