The upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 is an attractive compact SUV that doesn’t change too much since its major refresh last year. Undoubtedly, it still looks spectacular, and Audi added some features to keep it competitive. Generally, Audi Q5 has always been the frontrunner for the automaker in terms of sales. Thanks to its stylishly and luxurious outlook, this model certainly justifies why it’s on the top of the segment list. However, if you need more sporty styling, no worries, Audi also offers a SQ5 and Sportback version.
Powered by three different engine options, Audi Q5 offers AWD as standard across all trim levels. According to the latest media reports, the forthcoming model will hit the dealerships in the fall of this year. It starts at an MSRP of $43,700 for the entry-level trim.
What’s New for 2022?
As we mentioned, the upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 is an attractive and compact SUV, placed in the mid-size category. The new model will gain some styling tweaks for its 2022 refresh, but don’t expect any significant changes, at all. This SUV remains handsome thanks to its grille that is thinner and wider than before.
Also, air intakes feature trapezoidal inserts and standard Q5 rolls on 18-inch wheels. By choosing the plug-in model, buyers will get 19s. The SQ5 performance model brings more attractive, thanks to Audi’s OLED (organic light-emitting diode) headlights, 20-inch wheels and quad exhaust outlets.
Interior Looks More Luxurious
The new 2022 Audi Q5 is a sleek 2-row/5-passenger SUV with many benefits, compered to the other models in the same class. Unlike the many models, it features a luxurious cabin, advanced technology, extra comfort, and practicality. Buyers of this SUV will found plenty of room inside and the best-in-class cargo capacity. Generally, over 25 cubic feet behind the rear seat can be expanded to just over 53 cubic feet with the seats folded.
The forthcoming model features leather upholstery and the new horizontally laid-out dash with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Also, tri-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power liftgate, and keyless entry are standard.
2022 Audi Q5 Engine Specs
As mentioned, the new 2022 Audi Q5 will be available with three engine options. The entry-level model 45 TFSI uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, producing 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine is connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and it uses an all-wheel-drive (AWD) as standard. The next unit is under the 55 TFSI model. This plug-in hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 supplemented by a battery-fed electric motor. Thanks to this system, its capable of producing 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque combined.
Finally, the most favorite is the Audi SQ5. This performance model gains power through a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 delivering 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Unlike both units above, this one is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Audi stated that SQ5 runs from 0 to 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.
How Much Dost the New 2022 Audi Q5 Cost?
Like the predecessor, the new 2022 Audi Q5 will be unchanged in terms of pricing. The base model starts at $43,300, plus a destination charge of $1,095. The more powerful Q5 plug-in hybrid starts at $51,900, offering more equipment and a more potent engine.
The high-performance SQ5 is the most expensive, starting at $52,900. According to Audi, all models will arrive later in the year. Interestingly, the Q5’s starting price is higher than that of the Volvo XC60, Acura RDX, Lexus NX, Infiniti QX50, and Lincoln Corsair.