The Audi Q5 has nimble and secure handling. The ride is compliant and controlled, and the cabin is quiet. The smooth 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has plenty of power, yet this combination also returned a good 24 mpg overall in tests.
The optional Audi Q5 Virtual Cockpit lets drivers switch between a traditional gauge cluster and a larger display that can focus on audio, phone, or navigation information. Fit and finish is impressive, and the seats are comfortable and supportive.
For 2022, the 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid version gets an upgraded 17.9 kWh battery. All Q5 trims come standard with FCW, city-speed AEB, BSW, and rear cross traffic warning. An optional package is required to get high-speed AEB and adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist.