Consumer Reviews Summary
5 of 6 (83%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Audi Q5 Overview
The 2013 Q5 is Audi’s entry into the competitive two-row luxury SUV segment. These vehicles are often equipped with all-wheel-drive and enough space for kids and a dog, making this platform is a favorite among automakers.
The exterior of the 2013 Audi Q5 is handsome, somehow managing to look both rugged and sleek. As such, the body panels are creased and folded in all the right places and the standard 18” alloy wheels bulge out of huge arches. Other standard exterior features include automatic halogen headlights, Audi’s famous ringed front grille, heated side mirrors, and aluminum roof rails. Plenty of exterior options are also offered including adaptive xenon headlights, 19” and 20” alloy wheels, and a power tailgate.
When we step into the interior of the Q5, we find classic Audi build quality. All of the surfaces are soft-touch leather or synthetics, and they are assembled with the precision that only Audi knows. All Q5s come standard with a tilt/telescoping multifunction steering wheel, ten speaker stereo, automatic climate control, and adjustable power seats. In addition, the rear bench slides forward and back and offers 40/20/40-split folding, offering plenty of cargo flexibility for all of your shopping needs. Options include a hard-drive-based navigation system, real wood trim pieces, extra-soft leather seats, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and Bluetooth/iPod compatibility.
The 2013 Audi Q5 comes has two engine options. The base engine is Audi’s trusty 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 258 pounds-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic and “Quattro” all-wheel-drive, the four-pot will get the Q5 from 0-60 MPH in about 7 seconds and returns 20/28 mpg city/highway. The optional engine is a 272-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 making 295 pounds-feet of torque. It is also paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and “Quattro” all-wheel-drive. The V-6 delivers greater performance, running the Q5 from 0-60 MPH in 6 seconds while returning 18/26 mpg city/highway. For the sport-minded, an adaptive suspension is also available.
The 2013 Audi Q5 is a very safe car, earning top marks in crash tests and a Top-Safety Pick award from the IIHS. This isn’t surprising, though considering the standard features on the Q5: six airbags, traction/stability control, and four-wheel ABS disc brakes. The safety options are equally impressive: rear-passenger side airbags, hill-descent control, side-assist, and adaptive cruise control are also available.