Audi’s player in the segment of compact SUVs has been redesigned last year. Therefore, we don’t expect bigger changes for the 2020 Audi Q5. It will represent the third production year of the current generation, so don’t count on anything but few more standard features. When it comes to base design characteristics, bigger changes definitely won’t come before a mid-cycle update, which is expected in a couple of years. The engine lineup is also about to remain the same. Considering all this, we expect the 2020 Audi Q5’s arrival late in the next year.
- Quiet and comfortable cabin
- Powerful optional engine
- Lots of standard equipment
- High price tag, rivals are cheaper and offer more
- Huge floor hump practically reduces seating capacity to four adult people
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Audi Q5 won’t come with bigger changes in terms of base design characteristics. The current generation came a year ago. It has brought a lot of novelties, though the aesthetical aspect of the vehicle didn’t bring so intense changes. The new model brings lots of new design elements, including lots of sharp lines, but the overall shape is practically the same as in the previous model. On the other side, mechanical improvement is significant, since a new MLB architecture provides a higher level of comfort and much better overall driving experience.
Considering the recent redesign, we probably won’t see more important changes on the inside. The best we can get would be a couple of new standard features. On the other side, the overall cabin layout will definitely remain the same. You can count on lots of quality materials and attractive, upscale-looking dashboard design. The cabin is spacious and offers lots of legroom. However, a huge hump in the floor makes a middle seat in the back pretty much useless. Cargo area is spacious too, definitely above-average.
Finally, you can count on a pretty generous list of standard equipment, which includes lots of latest tech features. Still, we afraid that the 2020 Audi Q5 will continue to deliver less than we would expect for the money. Rivals like the Acura RDX are much cheaper, but actually, offer more than this compact crossover. So, if you want to save a lot of money, the choice would be easy.
The 2020 Audi Q5 will continue with familiar powertrain options. Base models will feature a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 250 horsepower. If you are for some better performances, the SQ5 seems like a great choice. It comes with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, with a max power of around 350 horsepower.
2020 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Audi Q5 sometime in the last quarter of next year. Base price will go around $43,000.