2016 Audi Q5 – The luxurious, stylish, elegant and fun to drive Audi Q5 returns for 2016 model year. According to many industry reports, the vehicle should hit U.S dealerships sometime before this fall. The vehicle comes with several highlights including impressive fuel economy for the hybrid and TDI trims, a top-notch interior craftsmanship, quick acceleration, sporty character, and a refinement in driving character.
Novelties to expect include Audi Connect telematics, and standard panoramic sunroof/moonroof. Tons of other features are provided optionally on top variants. It’s rather a tough question to answer whether an aging vehicle is past its prime, but we’re confident the new Q5 hasn’t reached the threshold yet.
The new 2016 Audi Q5 undoubtedly remains a class standout beneath its bonnet with its engine offerings ranging from a diesel-powered V6 to the energetic 4-cyl turbocharged engine, and a supercharged V6 and a gas-electric hybrid in between. Interior wise, you will find the vehicle spacious enough and has made use of high quality materials.
However, there exists some downsides to the Q5, some of them include a lack of a USB port for phone charging, an awkward dash-mounted controls, and lack of modern safety technologies such as automatic braking, surround-view parking cameras, and adaptive cruise controls. Other alternatives to consider include the Lexus RX, 2016 Porsche Macan, 2016 BMW X3, and the Acura RDX for 2016.
Exterior Changes & Interior Review – 2016 Audi Q5
The compact luxury 2016 Audi Q5 crossover comes in a walloping seven trims depending on the engines provided. The trims range from the base 2.0T Premium to the top-of-the-line 2.0T Hybrid Prestige trims. You can find the 2016 Audi Q5 SQ5 review separately on our site.
Some of the standard equipment to expect from the 2016 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium include xenon headlights, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power liftgate, dash mounted controls, climate control, 18” wheels, 10-speaker premium audio system, power front seats, CD player, turbocharged 4-cyl engine, 40/20/40-split folding aft seat, satellite radio, LED running lights, a panoramic sunroof/moonroof, auxiliary audio jack, leather upholstery, LED taillights, and automatic wipers. ‘
The 2016 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus trim comes equipped with heated front seats, driver memory settings, aluminum door sills, driver memory settings, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless ignition, and truck-edge trim.
Moving up the 2016 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus adds headlight washers, supercharged V6 drivetrain, exterior styling tweaks, and 19” wheels.
The 2016 Audi Q5 3.0T Prestige comes fitted with front and rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, Bang & Olufsen audio system, a rearview camera, adaptive headlights, blind-spot monitoring, upgraded MMI system, a navigation system, cooled cupholder, and aft door sunshades.
As for the 2016 Audi Q5 2.0T Hybrid Prestige tacks in hybrid specific instrumentation, hybrid badging, and 19” wheels.
Engine Specs For The New 2016 Audi Q5
Every trim model comes equipped with an AWD and an eight-speed auto transmission system. Expect the 2016 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus to come fitted with a 4-cyl 2L engine able to generate up to 220 hp and 258 pounds of torque. As per the EPA estimates, the fuel economy to be expected should be 20/28/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined. In our self-conducted test drive, the 2.0T was able to clock 6.7 seconds from an acceleration of 0-60 mph.
The 2016 Audi Q5 3.0T trims all come fitted with a supercharged 3L V6 capable of generating 272 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. Its EPA ratings are 18/26/21 mpg, while its acceleration to 60mph was in under 5.8 seconds.
Expect the 2016 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI to come with an installed 3L diesel V6 able to crank out 240 horsepower and 428 pounds of torque. Its fuel economy ratings are provided as 24/31/27 mpg, while its dash to 60 mph is in 6 seconds.
As for the 2016 Audi Q5 Hybrid, expect a combination of a 2.0T engine and an electric motor. This combo should result in an output of 245 horsepower and 350 pounds of torque. It is estimated that it will dash to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. The Hybrid’s fuel economy ratings are 24/30/26 mpg.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 29.1 cu.ft
Maximum cargo capacity: 57.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4475 lbs
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 6 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Lava Gray Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4400 lbs
Date of Release & Price – 2016 Audi Q5
Expect the base 2016 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro to set you back by an msrp of $40,900, while the top-of-the-line 2016 Audi Q5 2.0T Prestige Quattro should cost you $52,500. Its release date should be expected sometime before this fall.
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