From its inception in 2009, the Audi Q5 has been breaking down barriers for what we thought a crossover SUV could be. With a sleek design and an array of top-tier integrated technologies, it is a luxury car for the driver that wants to go a little further. There are many reasons why the Q5 is a stand-out automobile in its class, and that is exactly what we’re here to spill.

Started From the Bottom Now We Here – A History of the Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 started out as a concept car back in 2007 when the company debuted the Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. It wasn’t until 2008 that the production version of the vehicle was unveiled at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show, with models continuously released around the world throughout 2009.

Design and Performance of the Audi Q5

The 2019 Audi Q5 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 252 horsepower. This engine is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, and of course, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive. The suspension is dampened, helping to provide drivers with a stable feel no matter what the road conditions are like. 

The interior of the Audi Q5 is unsurprisingly luxurious with a Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster, an intuitive infotainment system that comes with a base-level 7.0” touchscreen, and an array of driver-assistance features, including forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking. 

The Audi Q5 Throughout Two Generations

  • First Generation Audi Q5 (2009-2018)

The first-generation Audi Q5 came complete with the Audi Modular Longitudinal Platform that the A5 was built on. By 2012, the crossover was updated with a modern infotainment system, new driver-assistance features, a redesigned steering wheel, and a sharper body design.

  • Second Generation Audi Q5 (2018-Present)

For the second-generation Audi Q5, the company added slim LED headlights, sharper side inlets, a bigger hexagonal grille, and the latest MMI technology system. It is also much lighter than the previous models.

The Audi Q5 In the News

In recent and unfortunate Audi news, 2,070 Q5 crossovers were just recently recalled in Australia thanks to loose wheel arch trims. These Audi Q5s include the 2017-2019 models.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Audi Q5

Though it might look like a family car from the outside, the Audi Q5 is pretty popular among celebrities who love Audi vehicles. Some of the top celebrities who own Audi Q5s include actress Reese Witherspoon, actor Joe Greene, actress Anna Paquin, and actress Ashley Greene. 

Best Audi Q5 Groups

My Audi Q5 is a forum-based online community that is filled with Audi Q5 owners from all over the world. You can take place in general Q5 discussions, find out about new updates, or discover new modifications. 

The Audi Q5 – Where Utility Meets Sport

The Audi Q5 is not only one of the most alluring crossovers on the market, but it is also one of the most functional too. With an exterior that is smooth as butter and an interior that provides drivers with all of the luxury amenities that they could possibly ask for, it is a vehicle unlike any other.