The 2020 Audi Q5 is stylish, sporty, powerful and easy to drive. I was fresh off my review of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, when I was called up to take this german beauty out for a spin. Since these two cars are kind of close comparison, my initial thoughts were more power, classier interior, better fuel economy and much responsive acceleration on the Audi Q5.
The Audi Q5 is a permanent all-wheel drive with a balanced distribution of force in almost all road conditions. The drive is dynamic, handling is sharp even on tight corners and the car behaves safe, exhibiting good traction at all times. It is a nice balance between being a driver’s car and a passenger’s car. I’d say it is slightly tilted towards the driver though.
With Audi drive select, the character of the vehicle can be modified to make it more efficient, more comfortable, or more dynamic.
Notable safety feature is a camera system in the windshield that detects preceding or oncoming vehicles within the system boundaries. It recognizes light sources in oncoming traffic and adapts the light distribution to the traffic. Oncoming vehicles are not dazzled, curves are automatically illuminated and traffic signs are not overexposed.
With a top speed of 237 km per hour, the Audi Q5 accelerates fairly quickly. The 0-100 kilometer per hour dash is clocked at 6.3 secs which is one second faster than the Lexus NX 300 and about a year faster than the Stelvio.
Fuel economy is also worth appreciating. The combined average (inside the city and on the highway) is 7.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
All in all, this compact luxury SUV is a lot more than just the daily commute. Ideal for small families with young children.
Audi Q5 Specs:
Engine: 2.0 Liter – 4 Cylinders
Horsepower: 252 Bhp
Torque: 370 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: 7 Speed Automatic
Audi Q5’s design ethic embodies momentum and superiority. From a distance you can see the distinctive hood and the gently sloping roof line.
The new Audi matrix LED headlights are sharply styled and complement the wider lines on the single frame grille. I wonder how different would the front end look if the grille lines were much close to each other?
A distinctively curved and strongly undercut shoulder line divides the side view. Thanks to the aerodynamically optimized roof, the Audi Q5 can achieve a drag coefficient of 0.30.
While 19 inch wheels are standard, you can always opt in for bigger 20 inch wheels if you go for the S-Line black.
There are two colors in the Q5 lineup that I absolutely adored. The one I drove (Blue Metallic) and the other one is Black.
The interior of the Audi Q5 offers ample space for five people. First impression of the cabin is about space and comfort. The steering wheel is neatly design with minimal buttons.
Audi Q5 has a fully digital instrument cluster with a high-resolution 12.3-inch display that displays essential driver-relevant information. From speed to navigation to communications you could choose from a variety of display options.
The large, slim 8.3-inch infotainment screen has a crisp display and is simple to use. Your personal smartphone display is also shown on the high-resolution infotainment screen: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available with the Audi smartphone interface in the Audi Q5.
Rear seating can easily accommodate 3 passengers and while we could have done with a little bit of extra leg room, the ride is fairly comfortable.
The Audi Q5 currently features the best interior acoustics in its class; the wind noise is exceptionally low, and the vibration comfort is high. The Bang & Olufsen sound system with 19 speakers produce a distinctive 3D sound and give a concert hall atmosphere.
The sensor-controlled baggage space release button simplifies loading. If your hands are full, you can open the boot with your foot. In combination with manual lowering using the optional air suspension, you can store even heavy cases with ease. The body can be lowered by up to 55 mm using a button in the trunk.
2020 Audi Q5 price in UAE:
- Audi Q5 2020 45 TFSI quattro Design: AED 210, 360
- Audi Q5 2020 45 TFSI quattro Sport: AED210,420
2020 Audi Q5 Review Rating
Performance - 7.9/10
Driving Pleasure - 8.4/10
Look and Style - 8.4/10
Fuel Economy - 7.7/10
Value for Money - 7.4/10
Ideal for small families with active lifestyle, a good city SUV overall.
- Stylish Inside Out
- Good Acceleration
- Advanced Infotainment
- Small Cargo Space