2021 Audi Q5 named a Kelley Blue Book 2021 Best Buy Award winner

  • 2021 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category
  • Audi Q5 wins a Best Buy Award for fourth consecutive year
  • The 2021 Audi Q5 is updated with sharpened design and new technology

HERNDON, Va., December 11, 2020 – The 2021 Audi Q5 has been named a 2021 KBB.com Best Buy Award recipient in the Compact Luxury SUV category. The annual awards recognize the top vehicles in their respective classes as ranked by the editors of Kelley Blue Book, a leading provider of new and used vehicle information.

The awards identify the best-value choices in 16 vehicle categories in the U.S. Editors at Kelley Blue Book praised the 2021 Audi Q5 for its “innovative technology, great safety systems, or all-around practicality.”

“The 2021 Audi Q5 simply does everything right and has the goods to satisfy a wide variety of buyers,” said KBB editor Matt Degen.

The best-selling Audi model in the U.S., the Audi Q5 offers the sporty performance of a sedan and versatility of an SUV. With a redesigned exterior for the 2021 model year, its elevated design expresses a duality of power and elegance. With added power for 2021, the Q5 is equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine. It routes its 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque to the ground with quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra technology via a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. The more powerful, performance-oriented Audi SQ5 and Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid models are also available.

Inside, the 2021 Audi Q5 offers a standard MMI® touch display with a 10.1” center screen and an available 12.3” virtual cockpit with configurable digital displays that can show navigation directions with a full satellite map. Other technologies include Audi-exclusive features like Integrated Toll Module that replaces windshield-mounted transponders and available Traffic Light Information that can tell the driver how long they have to wait until a signal turns green or the optimized speed needed to carry a “green wave” of lights.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Audi Q5 has earned the Best Buy Award from Kelley Blue Book in the Compact Luxury SUV category in the seven years of the awards.

Kelley Blue Book has a dedicated editorial staff who collectively drive and review nearly every new vehicle on the road each year. The awards are the curriculum of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with an analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data.

For more information about the KBB.com’s Best Buy awards, visit: https://www.kbb.com/awards/best-buy-awards/

For information on the Audi Q5, please visit audiusa.com.


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Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.845 million vehicles globally in 2019. In the U.S., Audi of America sold just over 224,000 vehicles in 2019 and launched the brand’s first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron – one of four fully electric models coming to the U.S. market in the next two years. Globally, the brand aims to be CO2 neutral by 2050. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.


Requires registration and paid subscription with BestPass, Inc. Subscription fee does not cover individual tolls. Coverage area limited. See bestpass.com for details.

When using the new MMI touch display, always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Traffic Light information is not a substitute for attentive driving. Always pay careful attention to the road and obey all speed and traffic laws. Requires compatible traffic infrastructure which is not available in all areas. Not available on vehicles built prior to June 1, 2016. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.


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