2021 Audi Q5 price and specifications: higher prices, updated design for improved SUVs

The updated mid-size SUV gets updated technology and design – at a cost.


  • Audi 2021 price and specifications, Audi Q5 open
  • Rising prices between From $1800 to $4500 by variable
  • Updated Design, More Technologies for Midsize SUV
  • Choice of two diesel engines and one petrol engine – for now

2021 Audi Q5 Australian pricing and specifications announced, ahead of the improved model Showroom arrival early 2021.

Revealed in June 2020, the updated version of the German brand’s mid-size SUV has been revealed, with a revised design in line with the latest Audi models, world-first (optional) OLED taillights, upgraded interior technology and more efficient engines underneath. Hood – all identical by $1800 – $4500, price increases depending on variant.

The performance-oriented SQ5 TDI variant will arrive in the second quarter of 2021, with the coupe-style Sportback to land (with its own SQ5 Sportback TDI aura) in the second half of 2021.



Only seven Q5 models with all-wheel drive will be offered at launch: five permanent members of the group, and two “launch edition” versions.

Opening the local squad is Q5 40 TDI Quattro for entry-levelstarting from $68,900 before costs on the road (up to $2000).

Under the hood is 2.0L Turbo Diesel Four-Cylinder Engine The motor, compatible with a “mild hybrid” system, has 12V outputs 150 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque – 10 kW increase over the equivalent 2020 model.



The mill is shared with the recently updated Audi A4 Allroad 40 TDI Quattro, sharing SCR’s dual-wheel dosing system, dual AdBlue injection and exhaust aftertreatment.

It sends engine to all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission, allowing a 7.6-second 0-100 km/h top speed of 222 km/h. Audi claims a combined fuel economy of 5.4 l/100 km, providing a theoretical maximum driving range of 1,250 km.

Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with four-way lumbar support, 10.1-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, digital radio, multi-connection Bluetooth, and Tri-Control In the area climate and ambient LED cabin lighting.



It also features LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, wireless phone charging, frameless rearview mirror, auto-dimming, 40:20:40 Folding rear seat, front center armrest, four USB ports and support for the myAudi smartphone app.

A wide range of active safety features are fitted as standard, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, driver attention monitoring, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, exit warning system, off-road hill descent control, and front and rear sensors Parking, reversing camera, tire pressure monitoring, Audi rear pre-sensing.

Sits above 40 TDI is Q5 45 TFSI Quattrostarting from $69,600 before road costs (Up to $1,787).



The 45 TFSI matches the entry level 40 TDI on standard equipment, but replaces the turbodiesel with 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder petrol Assisted by 12V “mild hybrid”, under development 183 kW and 370 Nm.

The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the Quattro all-wheel drive system enable a dash of 6.3 seconds from zero to 100 km/h.

Located above the pair of entry level variables are 40 TDI Quattro Sport And 45 TFSI Quattro Sportstarting from $74,900 (up $2,300) and $76,600 plus on-the-road costs (up $2,464) respectively.



Sport variants add 20-inch aluminum wheels, a panoramic sunroof, heated sports seats with driver memory function, a 360-degree camera and a premium audio system with 10 speakers.

Sport models also score an upgraded safety suite, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and traffic jam assist, cross-country support for autonomous emergency braking, automatic parking and evasive steering assist.

Sitting atop the domestic Q5 range — until the arrival of the performance-oriented SQ5 in Q2 2021 — is Q5 50 TDI Quattro S Linestarting from $89,600 before road costs (Up to $4,511).

a 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel With 48V light-hybrid technology topping the upgrades, a six-pot grinder sends out 210 kW and 620 Nm All wheels are mated to an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Audi claims a 5.7-second dash to 100 km/h from a standstill.

Additional features on lower grades include a head-up display, power steering column with memory and “easy entry” function and the S Line styling package, which adds a black honeycomb front grille, unique front and rear bumpers with matte aluminum livery, and illuminated sheet metal. Sills with S logo, and new rear diffuser with Selenite Silver accents.

At launch, buyers will also be able to choose a limited-range run LAUNCH EDITION Available with 40 TDI and 45 TFSI engines starting at $78,300 And $80,800 before on-road driving costs for diesel and petrol, respectively.



Unique features on other variants include metallic paint, 20-inch two-tone alloy wheels, black exterior trim, black roof rails, carbon fiber mirror caps, privacy glass, black or gray leather seat inserts, unique floor mats, contrast stitching and seat mats Floor, illuminated sill panels, and colored cabin lighting.

Twelve exterior colors will be offered across the range, as well as four interior color schemes.

A range of optional packages will also be offered, including the Utility (available only on the “basic” 40 TDI and 45 TFSI packages), the Comfort and Technik packages, which are offered with all variants except for the entry-level pair mentioned above.

OLED backlights can be used as a cost option.

A three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty is standard across the range, as is the five-year service package option, priced at $2,720 for petrol models or $3,160 for diesel variants.

The 2021 Audi Q5 will Arriving in Australian showrooms in early 2021with all Australian models sourced from the brand’s renewable energy plant in Mexico.



2021 Audi Q5 Australian Prices

  • Q5 40 TDI Quattro – $68,900
  • Q5 45 TFSI Quattro – $69,600
  • Q5 40 TDI Quattro Sport – $74,900
  • Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport – $76,600
  • Q5 40 TDI Quattro Launch Edition – $78,300
  • Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Launch Edition – $80,800
  • Q5 50 TDI Quattro S Line – $89,600

Note: All prices are Exclude costs down the road.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist to the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from navigating through car magazines at a young age, to growing around performance cars in the family. Car lover.

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