The 2014 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover available in five trim levels that correspond to engine: 2.0T Premium 3.0T Premium Plus, 3.0 Premium and Prestige TDI 2.0T hybrid. 2014 Audi Q5, standard equipment on the 2.0T Premium includes 18-inch wheels, the automatic wipers, automatic headlights, roof rails, power front seats, eight-way, the leather upholstery, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the tri-zone climate control, sliding and reclining rear seat 40/20/40-split, Bluetooth connectivity, multiple interface media Audi (MMI) and a set of 10 speaker sound system with CD player, an entry iPod/USB, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.
The 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus package, which includes the xenon headlights, LED running lights, the panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, auto-dimming and power folding exterior mirrors, the key-less ignition/entry, heated front seats and an interior auto-dimming mirror. The 3.0T Premium Plus includes all of above and adds a supercharged V6 engine, the 19-inch wheels and special exterior trim. The Prestige package adds available adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a cup heating/cooling, rear door sunshades and Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package.
The 3.0T Premium Plus can also be equipped with an Assist driver package which includes Audi Drive Select, adaptive cruise control and dynamic address. Comfort package, Interior Sports package and S Line Plus package are also available (20 -inch alloy summer tires, matte black roof rails, brushed aluminum cabin accents, flat-bottom sport steering wheel, adaptive suspension system and the Audi Drive Select controls). Side airbags and rear seat entertainment system for rear seat with twin screens are also available.
The 3.0 TDI Premium Plus is equipped like the 3.0T Premium Plus, except it does not come with exterior decorative pieces athletes 3.0T ‘ s headlight. You can get these items in an extended version of the S Line Plus package. Otherwise, the option packages for the 3.0 TDI are the same as for the 3.0T. The 2.0T Prestige Hybrid includes all the features of the 2.0T Premium Plus, and 19-inch wheels, adaptive lighting, sound system Bang & Olufsen, the heating/cooling, rear door sunshades and Audi MMI package cup holders Navigation Plus. The Interior Comfort and Sport packages described above are optional on 2.0T hybrid.
2014 Audi Q5 Interior
As we have come to expect from all models from Audi, the 2014 Audi Q5 benefits from stylish interiors and top notch construction. The controls on the center console are angled towards the driver, although the distribution depends on whether you opt for the navigation system. Without navigation, knob and buttons for MMI system reside something amiss in the center console. With navigation, the controls are placed between the armrest and the shifter, where they are easier to reach. Navigation -equipped models also have the latest MMI system with more intuitive menus, enhanced satellite imagery from Google Maps and an additional joystick button for enhanced control.
Despite its compact size, the 2014 Audi Q5 maintains a spacious feel if you’re sitting in the front or rear. The rear seats slide forward and backward, which is a rarity in this segment of luxury crossovers, and also reclining seats for extra comfort. Folding the rear seats down creates 57 cubic feet of cargo space, which is the little below average for this segment.
2014 Audi Q5 Engine
The 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T comes standard with four-wheel drive and turbocharged 2.0- liter four-cylinder good for 220 HP power and 258 pound- feet of torque line. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. Fuel economy EPA-estimated 20 city/28 highway is and 23 mpg combined. In testing, a Q5 2.0T accelerates to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, performance on par with fellow Audi. The Audi Q5 3.0T gets a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 272 horsepower and 295 lb- ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic is standard, the system of stop-start which saves fuel by shutting down the engine when the car stops. In tests, the engine 3.0T Q5 brought from zero to 60 in 5.8 seconds, very quick time for this class of vehicle. Estimated fuel economy is at 18/26/21.
The 2014 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI features a 3.0 -liter turbo diesel V6 with 240 horsepower and a massive 428 pound- feet of torque. The system of stop-start is standard. Audi claims a time of zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, while fuel economy estimates stand at 24/31/27. 2014 Audi Q5 Couple 2.0T Q5 Hybrid Engine ‘ s with an electric motor and battery to provide a total power of 245 HP and 354 lb- ft of torque. Audi estimates that its 0-60 time in 6.8 seconds, while fuel consumption estimates from the EPA are at 24/30/26.
2014 Audi Q5 Security
Standard safety equipment for the 2014 Audi Q5 includes stability and traction control, the front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The rear side airbags are optional on all models, as is the blind spot monitoring. The optional Audi 2014 Audi Q5MMI Navigation package includes rear parking sensors and camera.
In braking tests, the Q5 2.0T stopped in 119 feet, a strong and competitive outcome. However, a 3.0T with the Prestige package stopped in 109 feet, let alone an SUV with all-season tires. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 2014 Audi Q5 awarded the highest rating in tests, side impact and the roof strength, frontal offset moderate overlap.