2015 Audi Q5 3.0L TDI Technik
he 2015 Audi Q5 delivers great acceleration, good handling, and impressive fuel efficiency, all with more height and ground clearance compared to a sedan or sport wagon-essentially what every luxury compact crossover shopper seeks.
Less of a shrunken Q7 than a more spacious Audi wagon, the Audi Q5 has pretty proportions and a cabin that's cleanly styled and trimmed to a high standard. The cohesive look fits snugly alongside Audi's car lineup, blending in easily with the Allroad wagon and even the A4 sedan, which all share its tall grille and slim LED-outlined headlamps. Its cockpit sets a high-water mark for simplicity and for fit and finish, particularly with the optional layered-oak trim, though we might wish for more recognizable buttons while we fumble to control the lush-looking non-touchscreen display.
The 2015 Audi Q5 takes a subtle approach to SUV styling-choosing handsome, simple design over anything too flashy.
The Q5's cockpit derives its style from its lack of drama, its lack of subpar materials, the absence of flashy cheapness. It's a universally pleasing, well-detailed execution that's common to just about every Audi interior. Like those other cars from the brand, the Q5 clearly splits the passenger from the driver with a wide center console. Its cockpit style doesn't come off as claustrophobic, though. It's forward and upright, with a great sense of space.
In front, the driver and front passenger have a high seating position, and plenty of leg and head room. The seats have wide cushions with enough bolstering to make a lot of people comfortable, slim or not so slim. The back seat also doles out reasonable leg room, thanks to a wheelbase that's relatively long. The Q5's cabin is nicely detailed, about the best to be found in its compact-luxury niche.
No matter which Q5 you choose, the paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic has closely spaced gears and responsive shifting. Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system plus eight inches of ground clearance make the Q5 a good pick for deep snow and steep driveways. The Q5 can also tow up to 4,400 pounds, depending on which engine is underhood.
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with a sales representative. Information being displayed may not match the exact vehicle being displayed.
* * Advertised price includes Registration fees and $10 OMVIC fee. HST and licencing extra.