2019 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Audi Q5
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2019 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Audi Q5

Serving San Diego, CA

When Audi released its 2018 Q5, it introduced the model’s second generation. The Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV that rises to meet every expectation that you have for exceptional features, impressive style, and robust performance. At Audi San Diego, many of our customers inquire about the differences between the 2018 Audi Q5 and the new 2019 model. These models are both included in the second generation of the Q5, so they feature a longer wheelbase and more interior space than you will find in the first generation Q5 SUVs. Through a thorough comparison of the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2019 Q5, you can easily decide which of these options is a good fit for you.


The 2018 Audi Q5 introduced thoughtful updates to its performance capabilities, so there is minimal improvement to the performance equipment loaded in the 2019 model. All trims come with a 2.0-liter, TFSI turbocharged engine. With the 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, the Q5 generates 252 horsepower. The powertrain is paired with Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive drivetrain, 18-inch wheels or larger and several other features that combine to deliver exceptional power and smooth stability.


When you view the 2018 Audi Q5, you will see that it has a more commanding presence thanks to the new chassis design. Everything from its rounded profile to well-placed contouring is updated compared to the 2017 model year. This includes narrow LED headlights, an updated grille, and even new wheel designs. The overall exterior style of the Q5 for 2018 is sophisticated with a sporty edge. The 2019 Audi Q5 is stunningly similar to the 2018 model’s style. If you compare the vehicles carefully, you may notice slight differences in the crispness of character lines and a few other minor details. The best way to compare the style of the Q5 across both model years and all available trims is to walk through our lot with support from our Audi sales associates.


The 2018 Audi Q5 brought exciting design updates throughout the exterior as well as a full range of new equipment as standard or optional features. When you compare the 2018’s offerings to the 2019 model year, you will notice that all trims for 2019 now have a few additional standard or optional features. For example, the base trim for 2019 now includes standard features like 3-zone climate control, LED lights, smartphone integration, and more. At the top end of the spectrum, the Prestige trim gives you noise-insulated windows, a more massive digital gauge cluster, a heads-up display, an upgraded sound system, ambient lighting in the cabin and more.

At Audi San Diego, we remain focused on helping each customer explore the models and trims that they are interested in. Before you decide between the 2018 and 2019 Audi Q5, stop by to meet with our Audi associates and to take a few variations of this SUV out for a spin. Contact us today to request an appointment.

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