2014 Audi Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic 

  • $47k
  • 3.0L Diesel V6
  • 24 city 31 hwy
7.4 Out of 10
$46,500
 
We're happy with any of the carry-over powerplants, especially the 2.0-liter turbo four-it's lighter and almost as quick as the Q5 3.0T, with its 272-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
Inside, the Q5 delivers a bright, richly finished cockpit with a fine eye to details and to choices for interior trim.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Audi Q5 TDI

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
7.4
RX 350
7.6
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
8.3
RX 350
8.1
Fuelly MPG and EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
7.4
RX 350
8.0
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile, nitrogen oxide/mile and EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
6.5
RX 350
6.3
combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7.4

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
7.4
RX 350
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Audi Q5 TDI

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
6
RX 350
5

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
6
RX 350
6

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
$11,491

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
33 MPG
RX 350
21 MPG

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Q5 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
$2,191
RX 350
$2,684

Reviews Word on the street for the Audi Q5 TDI


9.6
It features a more powerful version of the Q5's available supercharged V-6 gas engine that's rated at 354 hp.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

With each one, Audi also equips the Q5 with a paddle-shifted, eight-speed automatic gearbox.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
All-wheel drive is standard on all Q5 crossovers, as is an eight-speed, paddle-shifted automatic.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
It’s the industry-standard conventional automatic in quick shifts and smoothness, and it’s as adept at juggling ratios here as it is in countless gas-fed BMWs, Audis, and others.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)

Performance

Total net output of 245 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque are said to deliver a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds and 26 mpg combined on the EPA cycle.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
The turbodiesel's acceleration is similar, its combined fuel economy higher, and its driving feel more natural.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
The base Audi Q5 has an energetic, torquey power delivery that makes the most of its 220 horsepower.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

Interior

Like those other cars from the brand, the Q5 has a rather wide center console, clearly differentiating the driver and front passenger areas, cockpit style, yet the dash itself isn't all that curvy or claustrophobic-rather, it's more upright and forward, helping maximize a sense of space.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
Stand-alone options on the 3.0T include adaptive cruise and Drive Select; the Sport interior; an S line package with 20-inch wheels, sport interior, adaptive suspension, and aluminum trim; and a Comfort package with a leather instrument panel, ventilated front seats, and premium Milano leather.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
Some mainstream crossover SUVs earn better fuel-economy ratings than the 2014 Audi Q5, but among the luxury brands it's among the best five-passenger utes for efficiency.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

Engine

The Q5 rides on the firm side; we'd choose the TDI or supercharged six-cylinders for the best economy or performance, respectively.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
The build quality has been uniformly excellent in the most recent few examples we've driven, and although road noise is more present in four-cylinder models, the Q5 carries itself with the refined feel that comes from a tight body structure.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
With a choice of five engines, all the different Q5s impart their own driving feel, from brightly enthusiastic to sensibly pragmatic.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

Transmission

Bluetooth is finally standard on all models, and blind-spot monitors are now an option on almost every version where they're not standard.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
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.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
The Q5 has all the usual standard airbags and stability control, to which it adds optional rear side airbags and standard all-wheel drive.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Audi
Model year 2014
City range 475 miles
Highway range 613 miles
MSRP $47k
Annual cost $11,491

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.69 m³
CO2 per car made 0.66 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,680 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 72.31 kg

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Diesel
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 4x4

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 10 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system Optional, $1,950

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $0
Navigation system Optional, $3,550
Roof rails Standard
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

emissions

EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 6
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.33 g
Combined CO2/mile 385 g
Methane/mile 0.03 g
NMOG/mile 0.02 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.04 g
Vapor canisters 0
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 3
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes
Lifetime CO2 emissions 58 tons

power & handling

Max torque 428 ft-lb @ 1,750 RPM
Max HP 240 HP @ 3,750 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 18.65 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link
Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 13.58 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 235 mm
Front wheel diameter 19 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 55

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor Standard
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 74.7 in
Front track width 63.7 in
Height 65.2 in
Ground clearance 7.9 in
Length 182.6 in
Wheelbase 110.5 in
Curb weight 4,475 lb
Tow weight 4,400 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 54 ft³
Rear seat room 48 ft³
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