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2021 Audi Q5 SUV Reliability, JD Power Report, Recalls and Warranty

Updated on: January 19, 2021

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The 2021 Audi Q5 receives some of the greatest cabin features, including top-class safety tech, as standard this time. The new Q5 also comes with design upgrades and takes inspiration from the new A3. The car is versatile in terms of usage. It can easily do daily commutes and adventurous trips, thanks to its standard Quattro AWD setup.

2021 Audi Q5 gets restyled grille
2021 Audi Q5 now features the Singleframe grille

The 2021 Audi Q5 also comes with more power than before too. The price bracket the new 2021 Audi Q5 comes in, i.e., $43,300 for the base Premium trim and $61,700 for the top-rack Prestige, puts it up to competition from BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, and the Volvo XC60. Let’s take a deeper look at what the 2021 Audi Q5 offers in term of reliability.

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"The Audi Q5 is the best-selling vehicle of the German luxury brand, and for good reason: This 5-passenger SUV has an excellent blend of amenities, practicality, features, and great driving manners." - KBB

How Reliable is the 2021 Audi Q5?

With decades of service to show up as evidence, the Q5 is trustworthy and safe. In terms of build quality, the material used for the chassis is steel crossed with support bars to give this car a solid backbone. The best thing is that this car makes it to the top ten list of the best SUVs as per consumer suggestions. The car costs you around $43,000 and justifies every penny you pay for it.

2021 Audi Q5 also features new 18 to 20-inch wheel designs

From the feature-rich interiors to the super-smooth 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, the car feels plush and premium. The Q5 has been one of the most popular SUVs in the market and from Audi, and it is because of the quality it adheres to. The premium interior fittings and aerodynamic exteriors go hand in hand and create a perfect driving symphony. Also, safety in the 2021 Q5 is unparalleled in the segment.

2021 Audi Q5 Reliability: J.D. Power Report and Score

J.D. Power is a world-recognized website that provides credible information about the cars and different trims available in the market. Their reports reveal scores based on the quality, dealership experience, and depreciation rates, which help in judging a particular car’s reliability and clears the buying decision for that car. The reviews of this website are accepted and appreciated worldwide, so let’s look at what J.D. power has to say about the car under review today, the 2021 Audi Q5.

  • Quality and Reliability:- the Audi Q5 receives a score of 65 in this section. This means it is average in terms of sturdiness and reliability. This car will not break down easily and perform consistently throughout.
  • Driving Experience:- speaking of performance, the 2021 Audi Q5 isn’t behind in the driving experience. The car gets a score of 75, which is above average by the website standards. This score seems dull compared to the 95 in terms of quality and reliability, but the driving experience of the 2021 Audi Q5 is fantastic in practicality and with the DCT and the multi-link adaptive suspension, the car feels plush to drive.
  • Resale:- the 2021 Audi Q5 receives a score of 76 in resale, which means the depreciation in the car's cost is not as much. However, this score above average, which means you should not have a problem in reselling this car after a year or two of purchase.
  • Dealership Experience:- this score talks about the user experience when they went to the physical showroom to pick this car up. The 2020 Audi Q5 receives a score of 80 in these criteria, which makes it great in terms of service. And why wouldn’t it be? The company that makes this car is one of the top brands in the automobile industry.

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Has the 2021 Audi Q5 had any Recalls?

Recalls mean revoking the order of the car because of some manufacturing defects in the model you receive. However, since the 2021 Audi Q5 hasn’t launched yet, no actual recalls are existent. Hence, we will use the data of the closest model, the 2020 Audi Q5, for reference.

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The 2020 Audi Q5 has received 1 recall request in its year of service. We extract the details from the official website of NHTSA, which is one of the biggest bodies in testing the car out in real-world scenarios. Given that the car has served for less than a year, having only one recall is great going for the 2020 Audi Q5.

"Audi's warranty coverage for the 2021 Q5 is average, and many rivals offer longer coverage periods. Buyers of brand-new Q5 models can take advantage of a free service for their first scheduled maintenance visit at 10,000 miles." - Car And Driver

2021 Audi Q5 Warranty Plan: 

The warranty coverage of the new 2021 Audi Q5 is great. Giving the competition a run for their money, the 2021 Audi Q5 offers 4 years or 50,000 miles of limited warranty, 4 years or 50,000 miles of power train warranty, and an additional year or 10,000 miles of complimentary service visits. The complimentary service stands out amongst the prime rivals like BMW. 

Criteria

Period

Limited Warranty

4years/50,000 miles

Audi Accessories Warranty

4years/50,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

4years/50,000 miles

24-hour Road-Side Assistance

4 years/unlimited miles

Is the 2021 Audi Q5 Reliable?

Looking at the specs and scores of the latest 2021 Audi Q5, the car seems to be fairly reliable. The power is plenty, and the cabin is plush. Even the quality of the interior is premium and gives you an aesthetic appeal. Apart from the interiors, the backbone, i.e., the chassis of the car is high tensile steel, which makes the car sturdy and heavy. We list the car in the fifth position in its class in terms of reliability as its rivals deliver better quality for the price. If you’re looking for an SUV that is feature-rich and fun to drive, the new Audi Q5 is just for you.

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2021 Audi Q5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which Audi Q5 model to buy?

The Audi Q5 is available in three trims, with prices starting at $43,300 for the base trim. All models of the SUV now come standard with a lot more features than before. However, the mid-tier Premium Plus turns up as the most value for money buy.

What is Audi Q5 45 TFSI?

All models of the Audi Q5 can be had in two flavors. The base models are equipped with a 2.0L motor that makes 261 hp. They are termed by Audi as 45 TFSI models.

How much does the Audi Q5 service cost?

Being a luxury offering, the Q5 is relatively expensive to service in comparison to other compact SUVs. On average, the Audi Q5 could cost $928 to maintain in a year.

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2021 Audi Q5 Reliability Reviews


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Frank S. Schwing

2021 Audi Q5

Premium 45 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

economy car

Pros - I like the space , seat comfort , interiors are more friendly

Cons - Cargo space is bit less

a good design, space for 5 people, moonroof leather seats, heated steering and seats, dashboard looks very neat to passenger side, i like the cabin design with leather and soft touch materials on body and inside to give more personal feel, audi has higher safety.

8/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Tori J. Farrell

2021 Audi Q5

Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 26, 2021

2021 Audi Q5

Pros - Looks, driving, connectivity

Cons - Back seat is not very spacious

SUV for all We have a lot of snow where we live and our new Q5 fits just right in with its AWD. It is the perfect bet for this weather. Driving on mud and snow-rated tires is no different than an actual snowplow in a foot of snow. It breezes through all snow without any issue. And what’s more, is that when the car is doing all that you sit in comfort. Seats are the best part of the cabin. A lot of cushioning has been done for all rows and it keeps one comfortable even during bumpy drives The staff at Audia Motor Group LLC was very friendly and professional. The only thing we couldn’t find common ground with was the price. They were not willing to negotiate at all. Other than that, a pretty good dealership.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Sandra A. Brown

2021 Audi Q5

Premium 45 TFSI quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

My new Q5

Pros - Space, tech, comfortable, affordable

Cons - Pickup could be better, button quality

A good SUV that hits all the points. It takes care of fun driving, safety, entertainment and mood as well. Not able to do the same with the fuel efficiency although especially for city. Which is not what I expected especially, with the poor pickup it has. Everything for instance paddle shifters and moonroof comes standard. Made of ample space around comfortable seats and in cargo and garnished with a lot of features and functionality Of course the overall design and styling doesn't lack any appeal to it This is where that AWD system comes into action ensuring traction on tires is maintained irrespective of the conditions. Takes a toll on fuel efficiency though. Unfortunately as good as it's driving, reliability has been the neverending issue because of gas 45700. My only concern has been with the gas mileage in city. average

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
6/10
Dealer Review

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