It is hard to expect bigger changes on the model that will represent the second year of production of the current generation. The 2019 Audi Q5 is about to continue in the same way. This compact crossover has been around for some time and it already established pretty good position on the market. The original model came in 2008, while the current model came last year, after almost a decade. Considering such recent arrival, we are pretty sure that the 2019 Q5 won’t feature bigger changes.
2019 Audi Q5 Specs
In this 2019 Audi Q5 review, we will try to point at some of the possible changes, though there won’t be many of them for sure. Speaking of the base design characteristics, the compact crossover will continue in the same way. This includes 2019 Audi Q5 interior design as well. The model has been redesigned recently, so there is really no need for some more important modifications. However, some new 2019 Audi Q5 colors could be a nice addition. Expect to see few new finishes, as well as new color schemes. Few more things on the list of standard equipment are also quite possible but the base trim-level organization will definitely won’t be changed.
Speaking of the base structure of trim levels, there will be three versions in the offer. Those are Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige.
Even the base Premium trim features pretty long list of standard equipment. We would mention just some of the highlights. For example, those are roof rails, a rear spoiler, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, power liftgate etc. On the inside, you could expect things like cruise control, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, then hi-tech features like touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone integration, Bluetooth etc.
A mid-level Premium Plus offers several additional standard features. Some of them are parking sensors, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, satellite radion, blind-spot monitoring, driver memory settings etc.
Finally, there is a Prestige trim. This version includes all above and adds things like 20-inch wheels, large 12.3-inch information display, navigation, a bird’s-eye view parking camera, a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system, head-up display and much more.
Which version seems like the best choice?
Well, it is hard to tell since the money-value balance doesn’t work such well with luxury cars. In our opinion, all those additions in Prestige trim are amazing, but not necessary. So, the most reasonable would probably be a mid-level Premium Plus model.
2019 Audi Q5 powertrain
As we’ve already mentioned, 2019 Audi Q5 specs will remain largely unchanged and this includes engines as well. In North America, there is only one engine in the offer. It is a pretty familiar 2.0-liter gasoline unit, which is good for about 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Considering crossover’s weight and size, you can count on pretty good performances. For example, 0-60 time goes slightly over 6 seconds. In terms of fuel economy, you can count on 25 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
In some parts of the world, such as Europe, a diesel version is also available. This model features a familiar 3.0-liter TDI unit, which delivers around 282 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Audi Q5 release date
The 2019 Audi Q5 release date is scheduled for the end of 2018. The new model won’t get any important change, so there’s no need for some earlier arrival.
How much does Audi Q5 cost?
This crossover goes in a quite wide price range, depending on the trim level. Base models go around 41.500 dollars, while top-level models could easily overlap 54.000 dollars.