2016 Audi Q5


2016 Audi Q5

 

Audi first introduced its compact luxury crossover, the Q5, at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. The Audi Q5 went on sale in the United States in March of 2009, and has been a success ever since. The gasoline-powered Q5 eventually gained a hybrid counterpart, that was first sold for the 2011 model year.

The gasoline-powered Audi Q5 has been offered with a clean-diesel engine, as well as a more powerful TFSI engine. The Audi has been the recipient of various awards and accolades since it was first introduced, making it an appealing crossover to a wide range of consumers. 

The 2016 Audi Q5 is one of the safest crossovers on the road today. Earning top accolades from various safety institutions, the Q5 has an impressive suite of safety features that provide peace of mind for every driver.

The Q5 offers a powerful engine, impressive interior amenities, and a sporty exterior, all which work together to deliver the ultimate driving experience. The 2016 Audi Q5 Hybrid crossover is available in one affordable trim level, and is packed with advanced technology that helps drivers connect with the impressive hybrid-electric engine. 

Unparalleled Safely

Audi takes safety seriously, so when they designed the Q5, they took extra steps to ensure that drivers and passengers would be safe in all situations. The Audi Q5 has earned the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

This recognition not only means the Audi Q5 is a safe vehicle, it makes it one of the safest crossovers available on the road today. Check out some of the safety features that Audi has included on the 2016 Q5 to make it safer than ever before.

  • Audi Side Assist - This optional safety system utilizes radar sensors as well as visual warnings to alert drivers when a vehicle is in their blind spot. With this technology, second-guessing before you change lanes, is no longer a concern.
  • Audi Adaptive Cruise Control - Complete with stop and go technology, this available safety feature helps drivers maintain a safe distance between their Q5, and other vehicles on the road. Drivers can preset a distance they are comfortable with, and the Audi Q5 automatically stops and accelerates to keep the pace.
  • Rear View Camera - Standard on all models, this parking system plus features front and rear acoustic parking sensors, and a large display so you can always see what is behind you.
  • Headlight Washing System - Your view forward will always be clear with this integrated system that helps keep you on your intended path, seeing clearly.
  • Advanced Braking Power - An anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-pressure distribution, and brake assist, all work together to ensure that your 2016 Q5 stops exactly when you want it to, and never a second too late.

Q5 Interior Amenities and Power Precision Under the Hood

2016 Audi Q5 EngineThe 2016 Audi Q5 offers powerful gasoline-powered engine options, and incredibly luxurious interior amenities. Drivers can choose from the base Premium trim level, which comes standard with the 2.0 TFSI engine and an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, with quattro all-wheel drive.

This base engine boasts 220 horsepower, and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Drivers who choose the Premium Plus or Prestige models, can opt for the 3.0 TFSI engine that makes 272 horsepower, and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This six-cylinder engine comes with the same transmission and all-wheel drive system as the 2.0 TFSI.

The third engine option on the 2016 Q5 is the 3.0 TDI diesel powered engine. This fuel efficient engine boasts a still-impressive 240 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque, and also comes with the 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. 

The base 2016 Audi Q5 starts at just $40,900, and comes standard with a great list of amenities. All three models are equipped with a power panoramic sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and power adjustable front seats.

The Premium Plus model has a starting MSRP of $42,750, and includes heated front seats, Audi Advanced Key system, and stainless steel door sill inlays. Drivers who seek ultimate luxury, can opt for the high-end Q5 Prestige, which starts at $53,500, and comes fully loaded. 

Each of the three available Q5 models feature the refinement, luxury, and unparalleled quality that Audi emulates in all of its vehicles.

Q5 Hybrid Offers Incredible Technology

2016 Audi Q5 InteriorThe 2016 Q5 Hybrid crossover is offered in just one trim level, and has a starting MSRP of $52,500. Equipped with the 2.0 TFSI,  a 54 horsepower three-phase AC electric motor, and a 266 volt 72-cell lithium-ion battery system - the 2016 Q5 Hybrid is ready to conquer it all, for much less.

The Q5 Hybrid is not like other hybrid vehicles on the market. Rather than sacrificing power for efficiency, Audi dreamed up a way to deliver both. Featuring 245 horsepower, and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, this powerful all-wheel drive engine manages to get an EPA-estimated 30 miles to the gallon on the highway.

Even more impressive, is the 6.8 seconds it takes for the Q5 Hybrid to travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Drivers can also tow up to 4,400 pounds, making the Q5 Hybrid not only economical, but practical. 

What is happening under the hood is not a secret, and neither is what is happening inside the Q5 Hybrid interior. With rich reclining leather seating surfaces, Walnut Wood Inlays, and a sweeping panoramic sunroof, the Q5 Hybrid is every bit as luxurious as it is efficient.

Drivers will appreciate the included MMI Navigation Plus system with voice control, as well as the advanced Bang & Olufsen Sound System complete with 14 speakers.

A full color HD driver information system allows the driver ultimate control over their Q5, which displays navigation, entertainment, and the rear-view camera system, all in one place. The rear cargo area features 40/20/40 split folding rear seats, and enough space for all of your luggage.

Audi helped to redefine the crossover hybrid vehicle when it first introduced the Q5 hybrid in 2011, and it continues to evolve that same narrative, nearly five years later.