The 2014 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover in five trim levels that correspond to Engine: 2.0T Premium, Premium Plus 3.0T, 3.0 TDI Premium Plus and Prestige 2.0T hybrid. Standard equipment on the 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium includes 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, roof rails, eight-way power front seats, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, tri zone air conditioning, the sliding and reclining 40/20 ‘/ 40 split rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) and a 10-speaker sound system with CD player, iPod / USB input, AUX jack and satellite radio.
2014 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus Package include Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, the panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, the auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors, keyless ignition / entry, heated front seats and includes a Make auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The 2014 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus contains all of the above and adds a supercharged V6 engine, 19-inch wheels and special exterior trim. The available Premium Package adds adaptive headlamps, the blind spot monitoring, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated / cooled cup holders, rear door sunshades and the Audi MMI Navigation Plus package. The 2014 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus can also take the driver assistance package, which includes Audi Drive Select, are adaptive cruise control and dynamic steering equipped. Also available is the comfort package, an Interior Sports package and the S-Line Plus package. Rear side airbags and a rear-seat entertainment system with two screens are also available.
The 2014 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Premium Plus is like the 3.0T Premium Plus equipped, except it does not get the sporty exterior moldings and headlight washer system with the 3.0T. You can use these elements in an extended version of the S Line Plus package. Otherwise, the same as for the 3.0T option packages for the 3.0 TDI. The 2014 Audi Q5 Hybrid 2.0T Prestige includes all the features of the 2.0T Premium Plus and 19-inch wheels, the adaptive lighting, the Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated / cooled cup holders, rear door sunshades and the Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package. The Comfort and Sport described above interior packages are optional on 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T Hybrid.
2014 Audi Q5 Interior
All Audi models, the 2014 Audi Q5 benefits from stylish interiors and enjoy top-rated construction. The center console controls are tilted towards the driver, although the layout depends on whether you opt for the navigation system. Without navigation, knob and buttons for the MMI system are somewhat unfavorably on the center console. With navigation, the controls between the armrest and gear lever, where they are set easier to achieve. Navigation-equipped models receive also find the latest MMI system with intuitive menus, improved Google Maps satellite images and an additional joystick button for enhanced control.
Despite its compact size, the 2014 Audi Q5 manages to feel spacious, whether you’re in the front or rear seats. The rear seats slide forward and back, which is a rarity in this segment of the luxury crossover, and recline the seat for more comfort. Fold the rear seats down creates 57 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, which for this segment a little below average.
2014 Audi Q5 Engine
Of the 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T comes standard with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine good for 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 city / 28 highway and 23 mpg combined. In tests, Q5 2.0T an accelerated to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, a performance at the level of the Audi colleagues.
The Audi Q5 3.0T gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic is standard, as well as an automatic start-stop system that saves fuel by shutting off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop. In the test, the 3.0T engine brought the Q5 from zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds, a very fast time for this class of vehicle. The fuel economy estimates stand at 18/26/21.
The 2014 Audi Q5 Q5 3.0 TDI features a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel with 240 hp and a massive 428 pounds-ft of torque. The automatic start-stop system is standard. The Audi claims 0-to-60-mph time of 6.5 seconds, while fuel economy estimates stand at 24/31/27. The 2014 Audi Q5 hybrid 2.0T engine with an electric motor and battery pack in a total output of 245 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Audi estimates its 0-60 time in 6.8 seconds, while EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 24/30/26.
2014 Audi Q5 Safety
Standard safety equipment for the 2014 Audi Q5 includes stability and traction control, front side airbags and the side curtain airbags. The Audi rear side airbags are optional on all models, as blind-spot monitoring (series hybrid). The optional Audi MMI Navigation Package includes rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. In brake testing, the Q5 2.0T came to a stop in 119 meters, a strong, competitive result. But a 3.0T with Premium Package stopped in 109 feet, which is very impressive for a vehicle, let alone an SUV with all-season tires. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2014 Audi Q5 the highest rating of “good” in frontal medium overlapping offset, side impact and roof strength tests was awarded.