There are no surprises here: the Audi Q5 Sportback crossover features the same impeccable attention to detail, timeless design language, and build quality that we've come to expect from Audi, and this interior can be considered one of the best in its class, with the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe posing the stiffest competition. The dashboard design is sleek and minimalist, but the jury is still out on the floating infotainment display that slightly impedes forward visibility, especially for shorter folks. All models feature leather upholstery, an ambient LED lighting package, and a power panoramic sunroof that brightens the typically dark Germanic interior. The cabin is made all the more comfortable with conveniences such as three-zone climate control and heated front seats, with ventilated front seats and heated rear seats added as you move up the trim levels. At the top of the trim ladder, the Q5 Sportback features a head-up display.
The interior of the Q5 Sportback feels airy and will fit four adults with ease, even five in a pinch. Getting in and out is easy thanks to the Sportback's crossover ride height, and despite the sloping roofline, those in the rear won't have a hard time accessing the cabin either. That being said, there is lots of headroom on offer in the front, and although the Sportback body style reduces rear headroom, it's not so severe that it would dissuade six-footers from getting comfy. Legroom is also impressive both in the front and rear. The front seats are supportive and comfortable enough for long road trips, and come with heating as standard. On the top trim, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are standard.
|Audi Q5 Sportback Trims||S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro||S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro||S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro|
|Headroom Front Seat||38.1 in.||38.1 in.||38.1 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||37.7 in.||37.7 in.||37.7 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||38 in.||38 in.||38 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||57.7 in.||57.7 in.||57.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||56.5 in.||56.5 in.||56.5 in.|
Audi builds spectacular interiors, and the Q5 Sportback is no different. The choice of materials and build quality on display here exudes class and sophistication. Leather is standard and the base model is offered with upholstery color combinations such as Atlas Beige and Granite Gray, Black and Rock Gray, Okapi Brown and Granite Gray, and Rock Gray and Granite Gray. The Premium Plus is offered with the $950 Warm Weather package which adds ventilated front seats and manual rear side window shades - these seats are offered in the same color choices. All models feature Gray/Brown Birch natural wood inlays.
Some coupe-style crossovers suffer from much smaller trunks but don't let that slick roofline fool you into thinking that the Q5 Sportback is no longer a practical family car. The Q5 Sportback offers an impressive amount of cargo space. With the back seats in the upright position, it has an impressive 24.7 cubic feet of space, crushing the 17.6 cubic feet on offer in the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe and the Porsche Macan, which also has a tinier 17.2-cu-ft trunk. Fold the back seats down, and you get an equally impressive 51.9 cubes. That's enough room for two Golden Retrievers, hiking gear, and a picnic basket.
Small items can be stored in the generous door pockets, seatback pockets, glovebox, center console bin, and storage compartments in front of and behind the shifter. There's a pair of cupholders for front passengers, and a pair for those seated in the rear.
The Q5 Sportback is a premium machine packed with high-end features. The base model is offered with a power tailgate, a power panoramic sunroof, illuminated aluminum door sills with S badging, three-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror with digital compass and Integrated Toll Module, LED interior lighting, a seven-inch driver info display, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and heated front seats. Standard driver assistance tech includes Audi pre sense city, high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, Audi pre sense basic and rear, lane departure warning, and Audi side assist. The Premium Plus adds features such as a top-view camera, Audi virtual cockpit plus, active lane assist, and wireless phone charging. The Prestige trim includes ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a head-up display, and Matrix LED headlights.
The infotainment system in the Audi Q5 Sportback features an infotainment system with a 10.1-inch central touchscreen display. Standard features include Bluetooth streaming, HD Radio, a ten-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration. Premium Plus and Prestige models also benefit from the Audi Virtual Cockpit digital cluster with a 12.3-inch display, and the infotainment system is upgraded wth a19-speaker Bang& Olufsen sound system. At the top of the range, the Prestige trim adds a head-up display, and the infotainment system gets integrated navigation.