When we talk about the premium segment of crossovers, we must take Audi Q5 as a serious vehicle. German carmakers are well-known for their comfort and reliability, and this SUV is there to prove that. However, besides the standard petrol unit, the crossover comes as 2019 Audi Q5 TDI.
A turbo-diesel unit will make the SUV more versatile. Also, buyers will get more torque on wheels. Other characteristics drivers and passengers could like or not. For example, the Q5 offers plenty of space for occupants and cargo, while we expected more comfortable seats. The engine is also fuel-friendly, and that is another reason why to buy Audi Q5 TDI.
2019 Audi Q5 TDI drivetrain
Under the hood of the new Audi Q5 TDI is a 2.0-l engine. The turbo-diesel engine comes in pair with the dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Also, famous all-wheel-drive Quattro system is standard for TDI crossover. Outputs are 190 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Converted to the metric system, that is 140 kW and 400 Nm. The Audi Q5 TDI has a start-stop system, that will save a lot of fuel especially in urban areas with traffic lights.
2019 Audi Q5 TDI specs
Audit revisited their Quattro system to make the crossover better performer. Improvement in efficiency comes with quicker response and 7-speed transmission. Furthermore, the car boosts its drive in slippery terrains. Overall drive impression is great. Drivers are going to feel the stability of AWD and economy as 2019 Audi Q5 TDI is a 2WD vehicle. According to company info, the SUV achieves 5.5 l/100km or 42 mpg. In combined conditions, it is 33 mpg or 7 l/100km. Diesel engine makes Audi Q5 accelerate to 60 mph in under 8 seconds.
2019 Audi Q5 TDI expectations and price
The 2019 Audi Q5 TDI should be a real rival to BMW X3. Although Mercedes-Benz is still a leader in the luxury segment, their GLC-class gets another threat. Ground clearance of 210 mm will put owners of Q5 TDI in the temptation to try its off-road skills. A downside of the vehicle is its price. It starts at $66,000 without extra packages. Of course, Audi is offering Premium and Prestige trims for the standard petrol model. These can make buyers pay $10,000 more than for the base unit.
Fantastic review about this Audi SUV and its Hybrid and SQ5 options you can find at 2020 New SUV blog.