Comparison - Audi Q5 SUV 2017 - vs - Mazda CX-5 2016

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Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
45,093
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
31,694
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.80gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Utopia Blue Metallic
#35435D
Scuba Blue Metallic
#42628B
Mythos Black Metallic
#29292B
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2D3752
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#83838D
Lava Gray Metallic
#525159
Ibis White
#DEDDDE
Glacier White Metallic
#EBEBED
Florett Silver Metallic
#A09FA5
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#686B70
Cuvee Silver Metallic
#999894
Brilliant Black
#050505
Color: 
Blue Reflex Mica
#343761
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Meteor Gray Mica
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Titanium Flash Mica
#75755A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV that makes you feel special with its handsome styling, elegant cabin and thrilling engines that won't cost you that much at the pump. It's small in size but big on luxury, and it should make you swell with pride when seeing it in your driveway.

The range-topping 3.0T Prestige now gets standard adaptive cruise control and Audi Drive Select vehicle settings. The 2.0T Premium Plus trim now gets standard 19-inch wheels.

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers into another model year as one of the most popular compact luxury SUVs, boasting a wide array of virtues designed to make you feel as if you're driving something beyond all those humdrum small SUVs out there. Its classic styling, well-crafted cabin and ample features combine to deliver nearly everything one expects from an SUV in this segment.

Sure, it has been on sale without a major redesign since 2009, but those who don't give a lick about having the latest technology features and controls won't mind. Besides, there's still a rearview camera available, along with keyless push-button start, a navigation system and a pretty impressive 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. We're also guessing that there are plenty of shoppers who will appreciate staring at the stars through the standard panoramic sunroof instead of fiddling with the latest gadgets and gizmos.

Pros
Top-notch interior craftsmanship
Unique sliding rear seat provides extra versatility
Refined driving character makes it feel expensive from behind the wheel
Understated styling that doesn't draw too much attention to itself
More standard features (including all-wheel drive) than its German-brand competitors.

Cons
No active accident-avoidance technologies available
Limited exterior color selection
No USB ports for charging or connecting a phone.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Audi Q5 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 66 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Audi Q5 is one of the more expensive vehicles in the luxury subcompact class, but it offers luxurious interior appointments that are among the best in the class. The Q5 also offers comfortable and spacious seating. However, its interior isn't perfect. Its MMI infotainment system looks a little out of date when compared to rival systems, and some may wish it were available with a touch screen. Additionally, many competitors offer more standard and optional driver assistance features than the Q5.

Most drivers will be pleased with the Q5's performance. With three options, there's an engine for everyone, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder delivers plenty of power. On the road, the Q5 is composed and can deftly handle twisty roads. Its standard all-wheel drive is a benefit on slick roads. Still, those seeking a cushy ride may be put off by the Q5's firmer suspension.

Pros
Spacious seats in both rows
Agile handling
Quick acceleration
Great safety scores

Cons
Rival infotainment systems have newer interfaces
Rivals offer more driver assistance features

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.

Now in its ninth model year, the simple Q5 still looks handsome.
The hybrid is gone this year, which means performance ranges now from sensible to sensational.

The 2017 Audi Q5 makes the most of its available space, and boasts a highly refined interior.

The Audi Q5 has mixed safety scores, including a Top Safety Pick+ nod from the IIHS.

The 2017 Audi Q5 is handsomely equipped as standard, and it only goes up from there.

Despite being one of the older competitors in the segment, the Audi Q5 is fairly fuel efficient.

Pros
Enthusiastic base engine
Simple styling
8-speed automatic is quick
Good infotainment
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Gas mileage isn't class leading
Still a top-heavy crossover
Easy to spend more than $50,000
No efficiency leader

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The new Audi Q5 improves an already competent package with sharper looks and new tech but can it beat the Jaguar F-Pace?

The new Q5 is strong enough in lots of key areas to be an even stronger contender in the hotly contested premium SUV class. It’s still not as involving as an X3 or an F-Pace, but it is an accomplished cruiser with a nicely finished cabin, and practical enough for most needs. We’ll hold off on a full five stars until we get full specs, including the crucial CO2 figures - but this is a very complete package, if a slightly predictable one.

The Audi Q5 has been one of the German brand’s best-selling models since it launched back in 2008. Now it’s getting an all-new generation - and Auto Express has driven a very late prototype as senior engineers gave the car the green light for production

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

When you're shopping for crossover SUVs, it can seem like they are all just different flavors of bland. The Mazda CX-5 breaks that mold. It has an engaging driving character, yet it still gives you pretty much everything you're looking for, including great fuel economy. Let's take a closer look at what makes this Mazda tick.

the Mazda CX-5 receives a refresh in the form of minor styling tweaks, improved interior materials, revised suspension tuning, added sound insulation and an updated infotainment interface. New options include LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning, while Bluetooth is now standard across the board. Additionally, a midyear update brings separate 2016.5 models (production after January 2016) that include a standard rearview camera (except manual-transmission Sport), standard heated seats for the Touring trim and standard navigation for both Touring and Grand Touring

Pros
Sporty driving feel that makes you feel secure while cornering
Engines earn great fuel economy
Spacious seating in both rows
Many desirable safety features

Cons
Subpar stereo sound quality, even with the Bose upgrade
Weak acceleration with base engine.

By: 
edmunds.com

Mazda, the maverick, does so much with so little. The Hiroshima-based company almost singlehandedly keeps the affordable-sports-car-flame flickering with the MX-5 and, for the most part, has resisted intertwining its operations with other automakers in ways that would help growth but almost certainly blur its focus. There’s no large pickup or truck-based SUV channeling fat profits into the company coffers, covering the tab for poorly conceived, money-losing offerings elsewhere in the lineup (if Mazda had any). Small in scale compared with other mainstream brands, Mazda’s every model must stand on its own

the 2016 CX-5’s updates at its Los Angeles auto show unveiling, but it’s worth repeating that most of them focus on the cabin and things that the driver and passengers interact with most. In general, the refreshed CX-5’s interior details are classier. There are nicer materials and tasteful accent trim on the dashboard and console. The armrests are more comfortable

Pros
Excellent steering, upgraded cabin design and materials, continuous improvement at its best.

Cons
Sport mode perhaps a bit too sporty, engine idle is grainy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Mazda CX-5 ushered in a new era for large SUVs when it was first released back in 2012. With sporty handling, an attractive interior and class leading practicality, it proved that family motoring didn’t have to be boring

For some time the CX-5 was our default choice in this class, but just recently the launch of some newer and more practical rivals has changed the landscape somewhat. Buyers now have the choice of cars such as the brilliant Skoda Kodiaq (available in both five and seven-seat form), along with a host of slightly smaller, but still suitably practical, choices like the Seat Ateca, Peugeot 5008 and VW Tiguan.

But as the increasingly congested SUV class gets more and more competitive, the question is: can the Mazda CX-5 rise to the top once again? Read on to find out exactly how it compares, and which engines, trims and options we recommend.

Therefore, to counter this European onslaught, Mazda has treated its compact SUV to a comprehensive refresh. The design team claims boosts in design, interior quality, performance and driving dynamics, so, despite having a near identical footprint and dimensions to its predecessor, this model is a very different proposition.

Pros
Stylish interior
Comfortable ride
Well equipped

Cons
Not so rewarding to drive
Some rivals have more boot space
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The Mazda CX-5 is a good-looking, reliable crossover that's solidly built, reasonably efficient and fun to drive

One of the very best crossovers you can buy, the Mazda CX-5 is well made, really enjoyable to drive and good-looking too. Recent upgrades have improved the interior ambience and upped the technology levels so it's now on a par with rivals.

The CX-5 came at a crucial time for Mazda. Launched during a tricky period, the company was lacking serious competitors in important market sectors, the fashionable SUV had to be a true saviour. Mazda poured money into a new platform, all-new engines, and a selection of lightweight, fuel-saving technologies - and named the whole package SkyActiv. Happily, the gamble paid off, and the CX-5 is a brilliant crossover. It combines all of Mazda's new tech to great effect and the resulting car is good-looking, practical, impressively efficient, but almost uniquely for a car in this sector, it's fun to drive.

The CX-5's success helped to put Mazda back in the black and the package of SkyActiv technologies has gone on to star across most of the company's range.

Pros
Sharp to drive, good looking, improved interior

Cons
Could be more spacious, limited engine line-up, load floor isn't flat

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Safety remains among the very best medium SUVs in class, despite stiffer competition of late

The Mazda CX-5 is not exactly a car that has slipped under anyone’s radar here at CarAdvice. Since it launched in 2012 it has consistently ranked as one of our favourite medium SUVs. Its facelift at the start of 2015 only enhanced the appeal.

Our stance to the car has long been reflected in the sales charts too. The Mazda CX-5 is, more often than not, Australia’s top-selling SUV of any sort, and almost always in the overall monthly top 10.

But the medium SUV segment just keeps on booming — no part of the new vehicle market is growing faster — and a swathe of new rivals just keep on launching. First it was the Hyundai Tucson, then the new Kia Sportage. The past few months have also brought with them updates to the Toyota RAV4, Ford Kuga and Subaru Forester

As you can read in our recent comparison test against the Hyundai and Kia — a veritable battle of the class heavyweights — the Mazda still holds up pretty well. But the general consensus is that it’s no longer the undisputed class champion.

Pros
Clever cargo area solutions
MZD Connect infotainment system
Good fuel economy
Excellent and affordable safety tech

Cons
Cloth seats are lacking support
Base 2.0 engine is modest
Warranty term shorter than key rivals

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 150rpm
185ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 4 780rpm
184hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
12V cargo area power outlet(s)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.60in
179.30in
Width: 
74.70in
72.40in
Height: 
65.20in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.50in
Front Track: 
63.70in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
63.50in
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
110.50in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
39.30in
Front Hip Room: 
57.60in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
57.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
53.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
65.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.10cu.ft
34.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.00degrees
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.00degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4354.00lbs
3589.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
1 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front and rear stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Cargo area light
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
505 watts stereo output
USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input
Bose premium brand speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.0 in
19 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Steel spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency braking preparation
Adaptive headlights
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Rear Side Airbags
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
Sport Interior Package
Audi Exclusive Line Interior
Luxury Package
Prestige
Driver Assist Package
S Line Plus Package
Grand Touring Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Holder
20" 5-Arm-Design Wheels
Tow Hitch for Vehicles w/Audi Side Assist
Running Boards
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
Front Grille Filler Panel
Tow Hitch for Vehicles w/out Audi Side Assist
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete-Panorama Sunroof
Clear Film Front Paint Protection Package
Trailer Hitch Receiver
Wheel Locks
Clear Film Rear Bumper Top Protection
Rear Bumper Guard
Roof Rack Side Rails
Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Interior Options: 
Audi Guard All-Weather Mats
Cargo Net
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Door Sill Trim Plates
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Retractable Cargo Cover
Cargo Tray

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#191919
Chestnut Brown, leather
#644D47
Pistachio Beige, leather
#AEA393
Titanium Gray, leather
#A0A5A1
Color: 
#363636
Black, leather
#D0C9C6
Sand/Parchment, leather
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