The Audi Q5 receives some minor updates inside and out for 2013. For starters, the front grille has been tweaked, as have the Q5 wheel options. Three new interior colors and upholstery choices are available, while the steering wheel has also been updated. The biggest changes come in the engine bay. The turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder carries over, while a 272-hp supercharged 3.0L V6 replaces the naturally aspirated 3.2L V6. A hybrid drivetrain is also new, which utilizes the Q5's standard 2.0L turbo and an electric motor to produce 245 hp and 354-ft-lb of torque. EPA estimates peg the hybrid's return at 24 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. All Q5s now benefit from an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Q5 hybrid starts at $51,795.
Strong performance; hybrid fuel economy; excellent ride quality; strong safety feature content list; excellent towing capability; available Audi Drive Select customization
With the 2.0 TFSI engine and 8-speed automatic, the 2013 Audi Q5 performs similarly to its V6-equipped big brother while being much more fuel-efficient. The standard Q5 has an EPA highway rating of 27 mpg. The Q5 has the longest wheelbase in its class and that gives it an especially smooth, settled ride. With the new supercharged 3.0L V6, the Q5 has an excellent towing capacity as well. The Q5's rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive system brings more driving enjoyment than is typical for enthusiasts and those who might rather be driving a sport sedan, while the interior has just as much versatility and flexibility as other utility vehicles in this class. Add to the mix a new 2.0L hybrid, and the appeal of the 2013 Audi Q5 is hard to ignore.
Select a 2013 Audi Q5 trim level
Util 4D 3.0 Premium Plus S-Line AWD
Utility 4D 3.0T Premium Plus AWD
Utility 4D 3.0T Prestige AWD
Utility 4D 3.0T Prestige S-Line AWD