- Estimated 30 mpg on the highway
- Standard Quattro all-wheel drive
- More standard features than the gas version
So you want the convenience and comfort of a luxury SUV, but also good fuel economy? You can have your cake and eat it too with the 2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid.
The Q5 Hybrid remains the only hybrid model sold by Audi in the United States. Like most of the cars in Audi’s lineup, the Q5 Hybrid is handsome and symmetrical, with sleek, understated styling. Standard exterior features include automatic xenon headlights, Audi’s famous front grille, heated side mirrors, power liftgate, and aluminum roof rails.
Under the hood, the 2015 Q5 Hybrid combines a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor. Total system output is 245-hp and 354 pounds-feet of torque. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system comes standard. Fancy fuel-saving technology like engine stop/start, regenerative brakes, and low-drag wheels all contribute to the fuel savings as well. Fuel economy is estimated at 24/30 mpg city/highway.
The Q5 Hybrid, like most hybrids, starts at a higher trim level and comes with more standard features than its gas-only counterpart. All Q5 Hybrids come with a tilt/telescoping multifunction steering wheel, Bang & Olufsen stereo, tri-zone automatic climate control, adjustable power seats, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod port, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, and a navigation system with voice command recognition. The rear bench is extremely flexible, sliding slides forward and back, while splitting in a 40/20/40 configuration. Options include rear-seat entertainment screens and extra-soft leather seats.
Standard safety features include six airbags, adaptive headlights, traction/stability control, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, and a rear view camera.