The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback is the larger version of the Q5 lineup and offers the same refined nature as its counterpart. The 4-Cylinder powertrain gets turbocharged and gives the Q5 Sportback some respectable performance while keeping utility and comfortability at the forefront of its design. The infotainment system is robust and is sure to keep guests entertained for the whole road trip. Overall, it’s an everyday machine that’s ready to serve drivers for a long time. This 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback review will look into the specs and features that make it a great utility vehicle that might not be too fun but is well-rounded enough for everyday use.
The Q5 lineup does see some new additions to the appearance packages available to it in the form of new 18-inch wheel designs. All models also get the option for the Black Optics appearance package which drapes the Q5 Sportback in a dark and bold color scheme. A power-adjustable steering column is now standard for the Premium Plus.
The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback price point varies according to the 3 trim levels available for this model year. The base Premium level already comes with a load of desired standard features like a Panoramic Sunroof and Front Sport Seats. With the Premium Plus models, drivers get access to the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus system and additional amenities that make the drive more comfortable. The Prestige gets unique LED headlights, front-seat ventilation, and a navigation package upgrade. The roster of 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback colors includes designs such as Ultra Blue Metallic, District Green Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, and Mythos Black Metallic. Overall, there are 7 colorways that drivers can choose from. Below are the different MSRPs of each model of the 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback:
|2022 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium||$50,100*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Sportback Premium Plus||$53,500*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Sportback Prestige||$58,800*|
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The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback specs sheet shows that this hybrid Sportback makes use of a 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder TFSI engine that’s supported by a 12-volt Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle motor. With this powertrain, it’s capable of producing a power output of 261 horsepower and a max torque output of 273 pounds-feet. The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback top speed rounds out at 130 mph while the 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 0-60 sprint time takes around 5.7 seconds. This system is paired with the company’s well-known quattro all-wheel drive system and a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. The steering is handled by an electromechanical steering system that allows for a turning diameter of 38.7 ft while its suspension system is composed of a 5-link suspension kit.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback’s MPG scores have already been released by the EPA and show that it performs averagely when compared with similar vehicles. It has a Highway/MPG of 28 and a combined/MPG of 25 while having a total range of 462 miles. The Q5 Sportback has a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons and takes Premium Unleaded as its recommended fuel type.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/MPG||Highway/MPG||Combined/MPG|
|2022 Audi Q5 Sportback||23||28||25|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Audi Q5 interior has a capacity for 5 passengers and offers them a lot of space to stretch around in. In terms of amenities, we feel that the cabin is decently stocked with comforting features and handles road noise quite well. Leather seating surfaces are already available on the base models with the addition of heating for the front seats being a nice plus. On higher trim levels, the Q5 Sportback gets rear heating and front-seat ventilation. For cargo capacity, the 2022 Audi Q5 has 24.7 cubic feet of space with the rear seats set up. With the rear cleared of seats, the cargo space expands to 51.9 cubic feet.
The infotainment system of the 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback is controlled through the car’s MMI touchscreen display. Drivers can also make use of a 7.0-inch color driver information system while high-end models get Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system for viewing vehicle information while on the move. All 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback configurations come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features. Bluetooth features are also available for audio streaming and hands-free phone usage. Even on the base models, the Q5 Sportback gets access to the Audi connect CARE assistance and security services. Higher-end models starting from the Premium Plus get a complimentary 90-day All Access subscription to SiriusXM’s connected services. The sound system on the Premium trim level is made up of 10 speakers that have a total sound output of 180 watts. With higher trim levels, drivers have the option to upgrade to a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System that’s composed of 19 speakers with a total output of 755 watts. It comes with its 16-channel amplifier unit for better sound quality.
The NHTSA, a lead authority when it comes to car safety, has given the Q5 lineup a 5-star rating after they reviewed the Sportback’s different safety and driver-assistive features. Some standard additions include Cruise Control Systems, Speed-Sensitive Power Steering, and a High Beam Assist. All models get the Audi pre sense technology suite which allows for pre-collision belt-tightening and auto-closure of doors and windows. Starting from the Premium Plus model, the Q5 Sportback sees the addition of driver-assistive features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Lane Assist systems. This helps by automatically handling brake and throttle controls while keeping a preset distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Regarding Audi’s included warranty perks, we find that most of their coverage terms are on the average side of the spectrum. Both their limited and powertrain warranty perks have term lengths of 4 years with a mileage limit of 50,000 miles. The company has yet to offer any package or perk that comes with complimentary scheduled maintenance as a service.