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2022 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback price and specs: New entry point

The Audi Q5 is now available with a new, front-wheel drive, entry-level offering. Pricing now starts at $68,350 before on-road costs.

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The Audi Q5 has received three new Limited Edition models, including a new entry-level variant, that have joined the range for the 2022 model year.

Available in both wagon and coupe SUV Sportback forms, the Audi Q5 is now available in a total of 12 variants with five different engines.

The range now opens with the Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition at $68,350 before on-road costs, and is topped by the SQ5 Sportback that costs $116,400 before on-road costs.

Pricing for the core Q5 and Q5 Sportback range went up by at least $2800 in February 2022 too as part of a wider Audi range price increase.

The new entry-level Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition receives a detuned 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 12V mild-hybrid technology, which produces 120kW of power and 370Nm of torque. It’s a new engine locally.

Like all the other Q5 and Q5 Sportback models, excluding the 50 TDI and SQ5, it’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, however it sends drive to the front wheels only.

This marks a first for the Q5 in Australia as all other Q5 models have a quattro all-wheel drive system.

This new 35 TDI powertrain is expected to “occupy a permanent position in the Q5 range,” according to Audi Australia general manager of marketing Nick Reid.

Unlike the wagon range, Q5 Sportback models come standard with the sportier-looking S line package. Over in the wagon range, this package is only available in the 50 TDI.

In the first quarter of 2022, Audi sold a total of 908 Q5 models according to VFACTS, which includes Sportback models. It was outsold by the Lexus NX (1054 sales), BMW X3 (1050 sales), Volvo XC60 (1024 sales), and Mercedes-Benz GLC wagon (1012 sales).

These sales rifts only grow if you take into account certain models’ respective coupe SUV counterparts, including the BMW X4 (252 sales) and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (421 sales).

The Audi Q5 did outsell the Porsche Macan (825 sales), Genesis GV70 (133 sales) and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio (86 sales).

Pricing

Q5 SUV

  • 2022 Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition: $68,350 (NEW)
  • 2022 Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro: $72,700
  • 2022 Audi Q5 45 TFSI quattro: $73,800
  • 2022 Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro Sport Limited Edition: $77,600 (NEW)
  • 2022 Audi Q5 45 TFSI quattro Sport Limited Edition: $79,400 (NEW)
  • 2022 Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro Sport: $78,700
  • 2022 Audi Q5 45 TFSI quattro Sport: $80,800
  • 2022 Audi Q5 50 TDI quattro S line: $94,900
  • 2022 Audi SQ5: $110,400

Q5 Sportback

  • 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro S line: $82,200
  • 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S line: $90,800
  • 2022 Audi SQ5 Sportback: $116,400

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

New to the Q5 range locally for the 2022 model year is the 35 TDI 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 12V mild-hybrid technology, which produces 120kW of power and 370Nm of torque.

The powertrain sends drive to the front wheels only, which marks a first for the Q5 in Australia. All other Q5 models, besides the SQ5, have a quattro all-wheel drive system.

The 40 TDI uses a higher-output 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with a 12V mild-system system producing 150kW and 400Nm.

The 45 TFSI uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a 12V mild-hybrid system producing 183kW and 370Nm.

All three of these turbocharged powertrains are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The 50 TDI uses a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 features a 48V mild-hybrid system and produces 210kW and 620Nm.

The SQ5 uses a higher-output 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine producing 251kW and 700Nm with a 48V mild-hybrid system.

Both the 50 TDI and the SQ5 use an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

The SQ5 uses a permanent all-wheel drive system with a self-locking centre differential that can send up to 85 per cent of torque to the rear wheels. By default, it directs 40 per cent to the front axle and 60 per cent to the rear.

Fuel Economy

The 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 range has the following claimed combined fuel economy figures:

  • 35 TDI: 4.8L/100km
  • 40 TDI: 5.4L/100km
  • 45 TFSI: 8.0L/100km
  • 50 TDI: 6.8L/100km
  • SQ5: 7.1L/100km

All Q5 models have a 70L fuel tank, with the petrol 45 TFSI engine requiring a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded.

Every single powertrain is also fitted with an idle start-stop system.

Dimensions

In wagon form, the 2022 Audi Q5 measures in at 4682mm long, 1893mm wide and 1662mm tall, with a 2819mm wheelbase. The SQ5 wagon is slightly lower at 1635mm tall.

In coupe SUV form on the other hand, the 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback measures in at 4689mm long, 1893mm wide and 1660mm tall, with a 2819mm wheelbase. The SQ5 Sportback is slightly lower, just like the wagon, at 1635mm tall.

The Q5 wagon has a boot capacity of 520L, which expands to 1520L with the rear seats folded flat.

The Q5 Sportback has 10L less of boot space than the wagon, with 510L.

All 2022 Audi Q5 models come with a space saver spare wheel.

Servicing and Warranty

Like all new Audi vehicles delivered from January 1, 2022, the Q5 comes with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. Audi also provides a 12-year manufacturer warranty for the bodywork corrosion.

There’s a five-year service plan that can be purchased for the Q5 range which is priced at $3140. The five-year service plan for the SQ5 costs $3170.

Safety

The 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 have a five-star rating from ANCAP that dates back to 2017 and carries over to the Sportback variants.

That’s based on an adult occupant protection score of 93 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 86 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 73 per cent and a safety assist score of 56 per cent.

The 2022 Audi Q5 range comes standard with the following standard safety equipment:

  • Eight airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
  • Rear cross traffic alert*
  • Rear-end collision detection*
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot warning*
  • Exit warning*
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Active bonnet
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Seat-belt reminders for all seats

Features with an ‘*’ next to it are currently unavailable due to component shortages.

Safety features such as adaptive cruise control, semi-autonomous parking assist and a surround-view camera are optional on lower-spec models and standard on higher-spec models.

Standard Equipment

The 2022 Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition comes with the following standard features:

  • 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with cornering lights and auto high-beam
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Powered tailgate with gesture control
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 7.0-inch colour digital instrument cluster
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wired Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Audi connect plus
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Leather-appointed upholstery
  • Electric front seats with heating and four-way lumbar support
  • Colour ambient interior lighting
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Auto-dimming frameless rear-view mirror
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Front seat backrest nets
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Rear centre armrest cup holders
  • Luggage compartment net and tensioning strap
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Hill descent control

The Q5 40 TDI and 45 TFSI add the following:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Wireless phone charger*

The Q5 Sport adds:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go (including traffic jam assist)
  • Surround-view camera
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Cross-traffic autonomous emergency braking
  • Collision avoidance assist (evasive steer assist)
  • Heated, folding and auto-dimming side mirrors with kerb-side function on the passenger side
  • Sports front seats with heating and driver memory
  • 10-speaker sound system

The Q5 Sport Limited Edition misses out on the wireless phone charger and panoramic sunroof but adds:

  • 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • Privacy glass

The Q5 S line loses the privacy glass but adds:

  • Head-up display
  • S line exterior design package
    • Honeycomb pattern grille in titanium black
    • Distinctive front bumper design with trapezoid elements on each end with matte silver inserts
    • Illuminated door sill trims with S lettering
    • Rear diffuser with selenite silver trim

The Q5 Sportback 40 TDI S line misses out on the 10-speaker sound system, adaptive cruise control, panoramic sunroof, driver seat memory, and head-up display but adds:

  • Eight-speaker sound system

The Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI S line adds:

  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Sliding and reclining rear bench
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Driver seat memory

The SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback adds:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • S sport suspension with adaptive dampers
  • Premium paint
  • Red brake calipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Leatherette-wrapped centre console
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Head-up display

Features with an ‘*’ next to it are currently unavailable due to component shortages.

Optional Equipment

The Assistance package available on the 35 TDI Limited Edition, Q5 40 TDI and Q5 45 TFSI adds:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Heated, folding and auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Surround-view camera

The Comfort package available on the Q5 Sport adds:

  • Electrically-adjustable steering column with memory and automatic entry and exit functions*
  • Sliding and reclining rear bench

The Comfort package available on the Q5 Sportback 40 TDI S line adds:

  • Sliding and reclining rear bench
  • Heated, electric front seats with four-way electric lumbar support and driver memory
  • Heated, folding and auto-dimming exterior side mirrors with memory and kerb-side function
  • Heated washer jet

The Technik package available on the Q5 Sport, Q5 S line, Q5 Sportback 40 TDI S line and Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI S line adds:

  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Dynamic front and rear indicators
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system
  • Privacy glass
  • Head-up display

There are also a number of other single option extras including adaptive air suspension, and a quattro sport differential for the SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback.

Colours

The 2022 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback range, depending on the variant, is available in the following exterior paint colours:

  • Brilliant black
  • Ibis white
  • Quantum grey
  • Matador red metallic
  • District green metallic
  • Floret silver metallic
  • Manhattan grey metallic
  • Mythos black metallic
  • Glacier white metallic
  • Ultra blue metallic
  • Navarra blue metallic
  • Daytona grey pearl

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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