The German company updated its flagship model for this season. That means the styling remains the same for the next couple of years. Well, the carmaker will have to do something about the 2022 Audi Q5 to keep it interesting. Without big changes in design, there are no too many options left. We already know that the Sportback version is under development. A coupe styling will make the crossover SUV more attractive, although the changes for 2021 YM are already eye-catching.
A few more things are possible for the 2022 Audi Q5, especially its hybrid segment. The PHEV system is already there, but there is always room for improvements. Plus, the E-Tron concept is near production and it will debut with the Q4 electric crossover. The Q5 seems to be the perfect model for the next EV by the German carmaker. It is not too big, it is luxurious and well-known.
Until all these rumors become official info, let’s check what will be available for sure if you opt for buying the Q5 in 2022.
Under the bonnet of the standard version lays a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It delivers 260 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the predecessor, engineers boosted the outputs by 13 ponies. They also managed to enhance gas mileage. The 2022 Audi Q5 will use the Quattro all-wheel drive system only. In city, the crossover is going to consume 23 mpg. That is 1 mile more per gallon. A seven-speed DCT is a power router.
2022 Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid
The previous edition of the luxury crossover introduced a hybrid version. Now, it is upgraded with more power and a more efficient ride. The configuration is based on a 2.0-liter turbo-four unit, which is getting support from a 362 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Combined, the 2022 Audi Q5 PHEV is going to return 28 mpg. Again, a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sends power to all corners (Quattro system). With so many ponies, the plug-in hybrid is going to accelerate 0-60 mpg in 5 seconds.
2022 Audi SQ5
Slightly less powerful is the 2022 Audi SQ5. But, in this setup, the energy is being produced by a V6 turbo engine. A 3.0-liter displacement is lying under the hood and cracks 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the gas mileage drops radically (20 mpg combined). But, on the other hand, you are getting a boost in max speed and acceleration time. The SQ5 needs only 4.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop. Sportier rear differential setup is an important upgrade, while transmission and the AWD are the same.
After you select the engine, you will be able to choose between three different trim levels. Well, the SQ5 is the league for itself. It comes with special upgrades and features to maximize the experience. The base version is available with leather upholstery and a huge 10-inch touchscreen display. Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Audi updated the infotainment system and it became one of the best in the market. 18-inch wheels can be enlarged either through optional bundles or if you select Premium Plus trim. Then, they become 19-inchers. Plus, Audi installs Virtual Cockpit Plus and more driver-aid controls. The panoramic moonroof is one of the coolest additions.
There is something left for the 2022 Audi Q5 Prestige. Besides heating, the front seats are getting ventilation as well. Also, navigation is added to the MMI, and drivers will get help from the HUD. Bang and Olufsen are taking care of the audio system. Outside, you will recognize the Prestige version by its LED matrix headlights. If you notice quad-tip exhaust tips, then it is the 2022 Audi SQ5. OLED lamps and 20-inch wheels are also there.
2022 Audi Q5 Sportback
The new season is going to bring one novelty. The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback was spotted testing and it seems like a coupe version of the compact crossover. This one is about to rival the Mercedes GLC Coupe. There are also a few other notable models, but a battle between German carmakers is always on another level. You can compare it to the rivalry between Mustang and Camaro, or F-150 and Silverado trucks.
Anyway, the 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback is a whole new project and the company has a lot to prove before it becomes a player in this segment. Also, the coupe market is not so interesting, especially with high prices in the luxury world.
2022 Audi Q5 Prices
The base cost of the 2022 Audi Q5 will stay put. You can purchase the compact premium crossover at $44,000. Plug-in hybrid increases the price by at least $7,000. The SQ package and a V6 engine add about $2,000. With all the upgrades, the MSRP can reach $60,000. Other solutions are BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, or if you are a fan of Japanese vehicles, then Lexus NX, Infiniti QX50, or Acura RDX.