2013 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic 

  • $44k
  • 3.0L Hybrid V6
  • 18 city 26 hwy
6.7 Out of 10
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.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
The carryover base engine this year is Audi's 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder, and it's a pleasant, torquey choice that gets our nod for the Q5.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Audi Q5


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Reviews Word on the street for the Audi Q5

Just as in most other models from the Audi lineup, there's 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.

Engine choices are a 211-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a new 272-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.

Resale value is a strong point for the Q5, with the Audi being among the best in its class.


8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


A new 272-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 replaces the 3.2-liter V-6 offered previously; a turbocharged four-cylinder remains the base engine.
by cars.com (Aug, 2012)
We drove a Q5 3.0T with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, although the U.S.-market 3.0T instead will deliver power to all four wheels (Quattro four-wheel drive is standard across the range) via a conventional eight-speed automatic.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2012)
The four-cylinder teams with an eight-speed automatic; the V-6 drives a six-speed automatic transmission.
by cars.com (Aug, 2012)


It features a lithium-ion battery pack and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a combined 245 hp.
by cars.com (Aug, 2012)
It's only available with more expensive features, and fuel economy drops from 23 mpg combined to 21 mpg combined-so while we're gripped by the higher output and the Q5's ability to blast free of on-ramp inertia, the turbo four's a better everyday choice despite a little more coarseness in its game.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
Where once there were just two engine options, the U.S.-spec Q5 will soon offer four.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2012)


In their stiffest setting, the dampers do a good job of quelling body roll, which makes sweepers ever so slightly more enjoyable.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2012)
That's with an asterisk: we'd recommend against Audi's adaptive Drive Select controls for steering, transmission, and throttle, and pass on the adaptive suspension, too.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
The Q5 is nimble in corners, but steering is a bit heavy at low speeds.
by KBB (Sep, 2012)


On the inside, the Multi Media Interface controls have updated finishes, and there are new chrome accents on the window controls.
by cars.com (Aug, 2012)
The five-seat Q5 has the interior luxury for which Audi is revered.
by cars.com (Aug, 2012)
The Q5 has effortlessly blended elegant looks, premium interiors and good power since its introduction in 2009.
by KBB (Sep, 2012)


The driving position is high and commanding in the Q5, and the standard seats are exceptionally comfortable, with excellent support from all angles.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
The hybrid blends the turbo four powertrain and eight-speed automatic with lithium-ion batteries and a 54-hp electric motor for a net of 245 hp, a 0-60 mph time of 7.1 seconds, and combined gas mileage of 26 mpg.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)
The 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder remains our pick in the lineup, for its lively acceleration and good fuel economy; the added weight from standard all-wheel drive is offset in the fuel-economy numbers by a responsive eight-speed automatic.
by The Car Connection (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Audi
Model year 2013
City range 356 miles
Highway range 514 miles
MSRP $44k
Annual cost $11,386

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 Hybrid
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 4x4

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link
Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.81 in Disc
Front wheel width 235 mm
Front wheel diameter 19 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 55

safety features

Active head restraints No
  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 Standard
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 4,354 lb
GVWR 5,567 pounds
Tow weight 4,400 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 54 ft³
Rear seat room 48 ft³


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 5
Carbon monoxide/mile 1.6 g
Combined CO2/mile 429 g
Methane/mile 0.01 g
NMOG/mile 0.03 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.04 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 140 g
Bleed canisters 1
Bleed canister capacity 5 g
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes
Lifetime CO2 emissions 65 tons

power & handling

Max torque 258 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM
Max HP 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 20.64 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 10 speakers
Wattage 140 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system Optional, $1,950


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard
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
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