There's little to complain about here. The NHTSA awarded the Q5 a full five-star rating for overall safety; the SUV attained five stars for both the frontal and side crash tests and four stars for the rollover test. These results are complemented by a spread of maximum Good ratings for crashworthiness from the 2023 IIHS's review. In 2022, the Q5 was designated a Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating achievable from the IIHS.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Those exemplary crashworthiness results are no surprise considering the Q5's safety specification. All models come with a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring, and blind-spot monitoring. At speeds above 40 mph, lane departure warning helps the driver maintain their position in a lane. All models also get pre sense rear (rear-end collision avoidance), front/rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross-traffic alert. On the top two trims, traffic jam assist, active lane assist, and a top-view camera system are equipped. Finally, the Prestige gets a head-up display with traffic sign recognition.
A total of six airbags includes dual-front, dual-side, and front/rear curtain airbags. Every derivative can be optionally equipped with rear side airbags, taking the total count to eight.
|Audi Q5 Trims||Premium 40 TFSI quattro||Prestige 40 TFSI quattro||Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro||S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro||S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro||S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro||S line Premium 55 TFSI e quattro Plug-in hybrid||S line Prestige 55 TFSI quattro e Plug-in hybrid||S line Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro Plug-in hybrid|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||N/A||S||S||N/A||S||S||N/A||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||N/A||N/A||S||N/A||N/A||S||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
The 2023 Audi Q5 SUV has a rather disappointing J.D. Power rating of 73 out of 100, along with a specific reliability and quality score of just 69/100. All of its primary German competitors have better ratings in this area. The 2023 model was recalled once for damaged connecting rod bearings, while four recalls applied to the 2022 version for the same issue as well as an engine control unit that could short-circuit, a control module shutdown that can reduce engine power, and a rearview camera image that may not display.
Audi's limited and powertrain warranties run for four years or 50,000 miles, which matches what BMW offers. However, unlike BMW, the Q5 doesn't come with complimentary scheduled maintenance.