The current generation of Audi’s compact crossover has been around for a while. However, the 2021 update has brought a number of interesting updates, which will keep the current generation fresh for a few more years. That’s why we are pretty sure that the 2023 Audi Q5 won’t feature more important changes. Instead, we expect it will be a typical carryover model, with pretty much the same design and features as the 2022 model year.
So, we may count on familiar pros and cons from the next year’s model. The 2023 Audi Q5 will continue to offer one of the nicest cabins in the class, along with a composed drive and lots of advanced tech features. On the other hand, the key drawback will remain that small cargo area, as well as the fact that this crossover features a higher starting price compared to most rivals.
As there are no significant changes to come, we are pretty sure that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Audi Q5 Design
As there are no significant changes to come, the 2023 Audi Q5 will continue with a familiar layout. The current generation has been around since 2017 but it still looks fresh, mainly because of the last year’s facelift. This update has brought completely new styling, adapted to the brand’s latest design language. The new version utilizes some aesthetical solutions from the flagship Q8 model and generally offers a sharper and more prominent appearance than before.
Mechanically, things are pretty familiar here. The Q5 rides on a well-known MLB platform and features a suspension setup that offers a good balance between comfort and sporty ride. In that way, the Q5 seems like a good choice for a wide range of buyers, especially for those who are looking for something between BMW’s athleticism and Mercedes-Benz’s comfort-oriented layout.
The same thing goes for interior design. We don’t expect to see changes, as there is no reason for Audi to do such a thing. Simply, the current cabin already looks great, thanks to the combination of nice materials ad impressive build quality. In this aspect, only a few rivals can keep up with the Q5.
Besides a well-designed cabin, the 2023 Audi Q5 will continue to offer a high level of comfort. The seats are nice, while the amount of space is pretty good. Both rows can accommodate adults with ease. The driver’s seat is characterized by excellent ergonomy and very good visibility in all directions.
On the other hand, things aren’t that impressive in terms of cargo capacity. You may count on about 26 cubic feet behind the second row and 54 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That is less than you get from most rivals in this segment.
Once again, the 2023 Audi Q5 will be a typical carryover model. Therefore, most of the features should remain the same, whether it’s about standard equipment or options. So, base models should come equipped with tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, a universal garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, a 10-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and wireless device charging. Additionally, you can get upgrades like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, proximity keyless entry, and a panoramic sunroof, as well as satellite radio, navigation, and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo.
The same thing goes for safety features. Currently, all models come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors etc.
2023 Audi Q5 Engines
We have no doubt that the 2023 Audi Q5 will continue in three familiar versions when it comes to powertrain. Base models will carry on with a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which puts out around 261 horsepower. For most drivers, that should be enough for a convenient ride.
For those who are looking for something more capable, there is the SQ5 version. This one comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, which puts out 349 horsepower.
Finally, there is a hybrid version of the SUV. This model combines the base turbo-four with an electric motor, providing total output that goes all-away up to 362 horsepower.
2023 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Audi Q5 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same as for the current model, which starts at around 46.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX etc.