Some drivers look for engaging ride experiences and thrilling road trip potential. Others find themselves focusing more on utility and reliability. The 2022 Audi Q5 is a mix that leans more on the useability side while offering decent performance metrics. It’s also got a good roster of infotainment features and technologies. However, we find it difficult to rate it against the leading competitors in the SUV market right now. If you’re looking for a well-rounded setup, the Audi Q5 won’t do you wrong. This 2022 Audi Q5 review will look into the specs and features that make it a basic yet reliable option for drivers everywhere.
The S-line of the 2022 Audi Q5 has seen some changes with the exterior appearance package being made standard across the line. There’s also a new 18-inch wheel that buyers can choose from on their configurations. The Q5 Premium Plus adds a power-adjusted steering column for ease of use. Lastly, buyers can choose the company’s “Black Optics” package for a sleek and dark look to their Q5.
The 20222 Audi Q5 price point varies according to which of its different trim levels and configurations buyers go for. The 40 and 45 TFSI models all make use of the same powertrain but differ in performance metrics and output. Higher-end models gain access to front-seat ventilation, unique LED headlights, and a premium audio system. The roster of 2022 Audi Q5 colors includes options such as Navarra Blue Metallic, District Green Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, and Mythos Black Metallic. The total number of exterior color schemes available numbers up to 7 different options. Below is our 2022 Audi Q5 cost table which details the different starting MSRPs of the various models:
|2022 Audi Q5 Premium (40 TFSI)||$43,000*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Premium(45 TFSI)||$45,800*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Premium Plus (40 TFSI)||$48,300*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Premium Plus (45 TFSI)||$50,800*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Prestige (40 TFSI)||$54,000*|
|2022 Audi Q5 Prestige (45 TFSI)||$56,500*|
Audi’s Financial Services allows buyers to select a mode of financing that fits their budget plans. The 2022 Audi Q5 lease price is available on their official website alongside other financing options and a list of preferred car dealers within your local area. Make sure to check these resources out to ensure you’re getting the most value out of your purchase.
The 2022 Audi Q5 specs sheet shows that both models make use of a 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder engine which produces varying power outputs depending on the model. The 40 TFSI models have an output of 201 horsepower and a torque output of 236 pounds-feet. The 45 TFSI models allow the 2022 Audi Q5 hp output to reach up to 261 horsepower and a torque output of 273 pounds-feet. The top speed of both models reaches 130 mph with varying sprint times. The 40 TFSI has a 0-60mph sprint time of 6.8 seconds while the 45 TFSI has a sprint time of 5.7 seconds. Both of them are paired with a 7-speed transmission system and an all-wheel drive system.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 2022 Audi Q5 fuel efficiency scores have already been released by the EPA and show that the powertrain is a decent option for those looking for better mileage. The 45 TFSI models have a Highway/MPG of 28 and a Combined/MPG of 25.0. In contrast, the 40 TFSI models have slightly better performance metrics of Highway/MPG of 29 and a Combined/MPG of 25. Both of them have a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Audi Q5(40 TFSI)||23||29||25|
|2022 Audi Q5(45 TFSI)||23||28||25|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Audi Q5 interior cabin is comfortable and notably modernized across the whole lineup. It comes with great noise control capabilities and has great ergonomics, allowing drivers and passengers to get in and out easily. As you climb up the list of 2022 Audi Q5 models, you get increasingly premium features that help bring home a feeling of luxury and uniqueness. The Q5’s cabin carries enough seats for 5 people complete with leather seating surfaces and heating for the front row. Higher-end models get ventilation features for the first row while the rear seats can be folded in a 40/20/40 manner. The cargo capacity of the Q5 reaches up to 25.8 cubic feet with the rear seats deployed and 54.0 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Models with the sunroof option lose a bit of space but not enough for it to be noticeable.
The infotainment system found on the 2022 Audi Q5 starts with a 10.1-inch display touchscreen while the driver makes use of a 7.0-inch driver information system. All models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality as standard to the car’s smartphone interface. The system also features Bluetooth capabilities which allow for wireless streaming and phone usage. The Q5 also comes with a SiriusXM 3-month trial subscription which allows access to Pandora Stations, Talks, Podcasts, and ad-free music listening. Audi also offers its connected services suite which comes with emergency calls and assistance tools alongside its comprehensive navigation system. The sound system found on the standard models of the Q5 is composed of a 10-speaker setup that produces 180 watts. Higher-end models have the option to upgrade to a Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System that comes with 19 speakers, a 16-channel amplifier, and a sound output of 755 watts.
The Audi Q5 has already been thoroughly reviewed with the NHTSA and given a 5-star rating for overall car safety. All models come with a respectable set of standard safety and driver-assistive technologies. Some examples of these include Safety Belt Tightening, Automatic Sunroof/Window Closure, an Advanced Airbag Protection System, Audi Drive Select, and Active Lane Assistance. The higher-end models get additional safety features that add to passenger safety functionality. These include the addition of Parking Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Assists, and a Bird’s Eye Camera System for situational awareness.
Audi offers a standard warranty coverage package that mirrors many of the offerings by other car manufacturers. Their Limited and Powertrain Warranty packages each have terms reaching up to 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The company has yet to offer any package or perk that includes complimentary scheduled maintenance services.