The 2015 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover is offered in seven trim levels that correspond to the four engines available: 2.0T 3.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Prestige, Premium 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0 TDI Premium Plus, 3.0 and 2.0 TDI Prestige Prestige T hybrid. Standard equipment on the 2015 Audi Q5 Premium includes 2.0T turbocharged four-cylinder engine, 18-inch wheels are optional (19s), automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights and tail lights, automatic wipers, heated outside mirrors, rails aluminum roof crossbars, a gate power lift-gate, power eight-way front seats, a tilt and telescoping four-spoke steering wheel, leather upholstery, three-zone climate control , a sliding and reclining 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, Audi’s Multi Media Interface (MMI) with dash-mounted controls and a sound system with 10 speakers with CD player connectivity, iPod input / USB, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.
The 2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus adds aluminum exterior trim, a panoramic sunroof (optional on the 2.0T Premium), self-regulation and exterior mirrors, key-less ignition, heated front seats, memory settings for the driver and an interior rearview auto-dimming electrically folding. The 2015 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus adds supercharged V6 engine, ninteen-inch wheels, “S line” exterior styling tweaks, headlight and a three-spoke steering wheel.
Tacks on 2015 Audi Q5 3.0T Prestige adaptive headlights, sound system Bang & Olufsen 14 speakers, a heated and cooled cup holders, rear door sunshades and Technology Package. The 2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Premium Plus has a diesel engine, but is otherwise equipped as the 3.0T Premium Plus, just missing the S line exterior trim and headlamp washers. Similarly, the 2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Prestige is equipped similarly to the way Prestige 3.0T. Finally, the hybrid 2.0T Prestige includes unique 19-inch wheels, and special badging hybrid hybrid instrumentation, but otherwise reflects the features of the other models of prestige.
Technology Package 2015 Audi Q5 Prestige-spec described above is offered as an option on all other decorations except the premium 2.0T base, which offers a navigation package that lacks the features Audi connect and parking / security. Similarly, the stereo Bang & Olufsen is offered on all but the base setting, as is the Sport Interior package. The deluxe package is offered on all 3.0T / 3.0 TDI and the 2.0T hybrid ornaments Prestige. The 2015 Audi Q5 3.0T also be equipped with high-gloss Black package. Version 3.0 TDI is the “S line plus” package. The 2015 Audi Q5 Prestige cuts are only eligible for the “Audi exclusive line” package. Only offered on Prestige Prestige 3.0T and 3.0 TDI are adaptive suspension dampers and Driver Assist package. 2015 Audi Q5 Side airbags for rear seats are a separate option for all trim levels.
2015 Audi Q5 Interior
As we have come to expect of all Audi models, the 2014 Audi Q5 benefits from classy interior design and top-notch construction. The controls on the center stack are angled towards the driver, although the design depends on whether you opt for the navigation system. Without navigation, and control buttons for the MMI system reside wrong thing in the center console. The navigation controls are placed in the center console between the shifter and armrests, which are easier to reach. Navigation-equipped models also have the latest version of the MMI system with more intuitive menus, improved Google Maps satellite images and an additional joystick button.
Despite its compact size, the Q5 manages to feel roomy whether you’re seated in the front or back. The reclining rear seat slides fore and two aft and – a rarity in this class. The Q5 offers a healthy 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat backrests, but folds down, the cargo area of 57.3 cubic feet resulting is a little lower than the segment average.
2015 Audi Q5 Engine
All 2015 Audi Q5 have all wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine good for 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque engine. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined. In testing, a Q5 2.0T accelerates to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, an average time for current segment. The 2015 Audi Q5 3.0T trims get a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, along with a system of stop-start which saves fuel by shutting down the engine when you come to a standstill. In testing, the Q5 3.0T engine brought from zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds with a fleet. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined (18/26).
The 2015 Audi Q5 Q5 3.0 TDI features a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel with 240 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque; system of stop-start also gets. Audi claims 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, while the fuel economy estimates stand at 27 mpg combined (24/31). Couple 2.0T Q5 Hybrid engine with an electric motor of 54 hp and a battery for a total output of 245 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates its 0-60 time in 6.8 seconds, while the EPA estimates fuel economy stood at 26 mpg combined (24/30).
2015 Audi Q5 Safety
2015 Audi Q5 All come with stability and traction control, front side airbags and the side curtain airbags. Rear side airbags are a separate option, while the technology package includes parking sensors, rear-view camera system and a blind spot warning. In brake testing a 2015 Audi Q5 2.0T with 18-inch wheels and summer tires stopped at 114 meters, an average distance for this class and tire. A 3.0T Prestige along 19s and summer tires stopped in a most impressive 109 feet.
In government crash tests, the 2015 Audi Q5 received four of five stars overall, with 4 stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side impact protection. Independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its top rating Q5 “good” in tests, side impact and roof strength moderate-overlap frontal-offset, while the seat and headrest design 2015 Audi Q5 was also best rated for whiplash protection in rear impacts.