2022 Audi Q5 Preview- Release Date, Changes, Interior, Models, Specs, Dimensions, Colors, Pictures

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M. Nigam 

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June 10, 2021  at 3:16 PM

The 2022 Audi Q5 does not change too much since its major refresh from 2021. It looks spectacular and starts at an MSRP of $43,700 for the entry-level trim. Powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 unit, it offers AWD as standard across all trim levels. The immersive and practical build of the 2022 model of the Q5 will be hitting the dealerships in fall-2021.

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The Audi Q5 has been the frontrunner for the automaker in terms of sales and has been one of the biggest breadwinners for the brand. From its stylishly luxurious outlook to the segment to the feature-rich build, the Q5 has a lot going for it and certainly justifies why it's the ride of choice for most Audi buyers.


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Having received a major design overhaul last year, the 2022 Audi Q5 will not make many changes besides bringing in some color combos and adding a few features here and there to stay up with the times. 

2022 Audi Q5

Model Specs

Price Range

$43,700 - $62,600

Release Date

Fall 2021

Engine

2.0L I-4 Turbo

Transmission

7-Speed DCT

Drivetrain

AWD

Trims

Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige

Colors

Brilliant Black, Ibis White, Florett Silver, Glacier White, Manhattan Grey, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue

Changes

  • New color options
  • Minor updations to existing features

Being the top-seller for the brand, you can actually find some really great deals on buying the Q5 from both the used car market and the new car market. 


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What are the Prices, Trims, and Features of the 2022 Audi Q5?

Carrying on the legacy from the previous year, the 2022 Audi Q5 offers up the same 3 trim levels, Premium, Premium Plus, and the Prestige, each of which builds on the premise of the previous one and yet holds its own place in the segment.

The Premium trim kicks things off for the moniker at an MSRP of $43,700 and hence comes with the fairly basic features that are expected of it as standard. The Prestige trim with an MSRP of $56,100 is the top-of-the-line bad boy and hence comes with the best features across the board. While the standard powertrain is fairly affordable and agreeable, if you want to pick up a hybrid option, the e-Quattro series remains available throughout the lineup for an extra amount averaging at $8,600.

Models

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP (45 TFSI quattro) (AWD)

$43,700

$49,500

$56,100

MSRP (55 TFSI e quattro) (AWD)

$52,300

$57,200

$62,600

Key Features

Audi smartphone interface

Audi virtual cockpit

Audi adaptive cruise control

 

18-inch turbine alloy wheels

Parking system plus

Audi park assist 

 

Audi pre sense basic

Audi side assist

Heads-up display

 

MMI radio plus with 7" screen

MMI radio plus 8.3" screen

Bang and Olufsen 3D sound

 

Bluetooth audio connectivity

Audi phone box

HD Radio technology

While the build is feature-rich right off the bat, you can make it even more immersive with the kind of features you pick up. Ranging from cosmetic upgrades to the amped-up tech, there is nothing that the Q5 does not offer to help you build the perfect Q5.


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What engine does the 2022 Audi Q5 have and how does it perform?

The Audi Q5 is powered by the same powerful 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 unit that you find in the A6. The powertrain is capable enough of producing a total of 248 hp along with 273 lb-ft of torque. It comes hooked up to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) setup that has time and again proven how capable it is in keeping the powertrain from acting up unnecessarily.

Add to that the ride’s approach of using the Quattro drivetrain to power up all the wheels and you get a winning combo. 

Models

2022 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2021 Volvo XC60

MSRP

$43,300

$41,950

$42,500

$40,150

Engine

2.0L I-4 Turbo

2.0L I-4 Twin power Turbo

2.0L I-4 Turbo

2.0L I-4 Turbo

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

7-Speed DCT

8-speed auto w/od manual

8-Speed Auto w/od manual

9-Speed Auto w/od manual

Power 

248 hp @ 5,000 rpm

248 hp @ 5,200 rpm

255 hp @ 5,800 rpm

250 hp @ 5,500 rpm

Torque 

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

0-60 MPH

5.9 secs

6.0 secs

5.6 secs

6.1 secs

Quarter-Mile

14.2 secs

15.1 secs

13.1 secs

14.1 secs

Top Speed

135 mph

135 mph

145 mph

140 mph

When compared to the others, the Mercedes Benz GLC is naturally the most powerful of the lot, thanks to their “overperformance” approach. The Volvo XC60 seizes the opportunity to claim the next stop on the stand and bumps the Audi Q5 into third place. The BMW X3 shares the power figure, however loses out on the pulling strength and hence sits out in the last place. 


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What MPG figures does the 2022 Audi Q5 offer?

One of the biggest reasons why the Q5 has managed to sell like hotcakes is its fuel saver approach. While the PHEV sibling is the true fuel frugal-one, the standard one is still quite respectful across the board.

Since there are no changes under the hood, the 2022 Q5 offers the same MPG figures as before. You get 22 MPG in the city, 28 MPG out on the highways and 24 MPG combined, which is a pretty relaxable figure. Combine that with one of the bigger sized tanks in the Audi at 18.5 gallons and you get a range of 444 miles combined.

Models

2022 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2021 Volvo XC60

MPG (City)

22

25

22

22

MPG (Highway)

28

29

29

29

MPG (Combined)

24

27

24

24

Fuel Capacity

18.5 gallons

17.2 gallons

17.4 gallons

18.5 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

407/518/444 

430/498.8/464.4

382.8/504.6/417.6

407/536.5/417.6

Like always, the BMW X6 might not be the top performer on the road in regards to hushing off the line, but when it comes to MPG figures, the Bavarian is a clear-out winner. The GLC and the XC60 both sit in the second spot, however, the XC60 nicks the second spot for herself as it has the bigger fuel tank. The Audi Q5, despite having similar overall and city MPG figures loses out in terms of highway economy and hence sits out in the last spot.


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Are there any changes to the interior of the 2022 Audi Q5?

The interiors of the Audi Q5 have always been a great place to be in, and the 2022 model is certainly going to continue with that practice. The interiors get leather treatment on almost all major surfaces along with soft touch hard plastic that is both durable and yet does not feel tacky. The multifunction steering wheel comes with the Audi MMI Virtual Cockpit interface as the digital driver display along with a single infotainment screen that is mounted front and center of the dashboard. 

The seats get leather upholstery all around right from the start and offer power adjustability. From the mid-tier trim, you also get driver seat memory. That being said, the seats are still bolstered enough to be comfortable for people of all sizes and even the tall ones.

And even if you adjust your seat all the way to the back, it won’t eat too much into the rear cabin.

Models

2022 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2021 Volvo XC60

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

41.7/57.7/41.0

41.1/57.6/40.3

41.9/57.3/40.8

38.0/58.2/41.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (inches)

39.3/56.5/37.8

39.1/56.0/36.4

38.5/NA/37.3

38.0/56.3/38.0

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft)

The rear cabin is quite spacious and comfortable like the front. There is enough headroom and legroom for a tall chap to be seated comfortably. The center armrest is the fifth seat in reality and even when being used, the cabin does not feel cramped at any point in time. The other notable features of the interiors of the Q5 are:

  • Leather Seating Surfaces, Covered Center Console and Door armrest
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tilt and Telescopic adjust steering with Paddle Shifters
  • High Gloss Dark Brown Walnut Wood Inlays
  • Auto-Dimming RVM with Digital Compass
  • Ambient LED lighting
  • 8 Way heated and power front seats with 4-way power lumbar adjust and memory for driver
  • Sliding, Split Folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks with adjustable recline
  • Leather-wrapped gear selector, center console, and door armrest
  • One-Touch Up/Down Power Windows

Besides the standard features, the add-on options and packages allow you to add several comfort and convenience features from the front to the rear cabin as well. While the add-on options are costly overall, they more than justify that price in the long run. 


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What are the safety ratings and safety features of the 2022 Audi Q5?

The rides from Audi are surely one of the most spectacular looking ones, however, they also pack a punch in terms of keeping their occupants safe and sound. The Q5 is no stranger to this approach and hence leaves no stone unturned. The following are the notable features of the Q5’s safety suite:

  • Front dual-stage, seat-mounted thorax airbags
  • Side guard Head Curtain Airbags
  • ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • ESC with off-road mode, secondary collision brake assist, and Traction control
  • Anti-Theft Alarm with motion sensors and vehicle immobilizer
  • TPMS with Electronic Parking Brake
  • LATCH in rear seats with Integrated Child Door locks in rear doors
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Driver Assistance Package

If you find these features a little short-sighted and barebones, you can pick up a few packages during customization. Furthermore, the Q5 has procured a perfect 5-star rating from the NHTSA and a “Good” rating from the IIHS both of which stand as the reminder for the ride’s safety quotient. So, rest assured, every ride you take will be a safe one.


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Are there any changes to the exterior of the 2022 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 after the remodel from 2021 looks polar opposite to what the subtle and agreeable design that its predecessors had. It seems like all the new models from Audi are following in the footsteps of the Audi RS7 which has a very bold and aggressive design for a performance wagon. Walking on the same path, the Q5’s grille looks downright menacing and the LED DRLs impart that edginess to it.

The LED Headlamps when on totally give off the Ironman look and vibe which was previously reserved for the R8.

Models

2022 Audi Q5

2021 BMW X3

2021 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2021 Volvo XC60

Curb Weight

4,034

3,931

3,977

4,105

Length 

183.6

185.9

183.3

184.6

Width

74.5

74.4

74.4

74.9

Height

65.3

66.0

64.7

65.3

Ground Clearance

111.0

112.8

113.1

112.8

Wheelbase

8.2

8.0

5.9

8.5

As you move from the front to the side, you will notice the major difference between the Q5 Sportback and the conventional Q5. While the Sportback has a slightly longer hind side, the standard one has a rather straightforward approach to the design. However, when you move to the back, it reminds you of the older models, and yet throws in some sense of luxury and modernness to it which is quite exemplary, to say the least. The notable features of the exteriors are:

  • Full LED Headlights with High beam Assist
  • 20" Alloy Wheels
  • LED Taillights with Dynamic Turn Signals
  • Power Adjust, Power Folding, Heated, Auto-Dimming ORVM's with memory
  • Aluminum Roof Rails
  • Power Tailgate
  • LED Turn indicators integrated into the ORVM's
  • Heated Windshield Wiper Nozzles

In terms of customization, you can choose a lot of options to “oomph” up the exteriors to an extent where they might actually turn the next guy green with envy. From a badass chairman of the board vibe to a fun and enjoyable family ride, it’s all possible with the packages and add-on options available. 


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What is the release date of the 2022 Audi Q5 and is it worth buying?

Absolutely! You should buy the Audi Q5.

The Audi Q5 has withstood the test of time quite admirably and has time and again proven why it’s one of the best in the business. A practical and well laid out cabin along with equally majestic and aggressive exteriors truly justify the price tag and the exclusivity it demands.


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