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2021 Audi Q5 45: A showroom star

Thanks to its overall refinement, agreeable tech and good performance, the Q5 is Audi's best-selling model in the US.

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Craig Cole
Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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The Audi Q5 utility vehicle has received some minor enhancements for 2021.

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Aside from some iffy leather, this SUV's interior is extremely nice.

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Power is provided by a 2.0-liter turbo-four that cranks out 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

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This infotainment system is intuitive and snappy, displayed on a 10.1-inch screen.

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Audi Virtual Cockpit is optional on the Q5 and it's pretty amazing.

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This is a cleanly styled utility vehicle, with no unnecessary swoops or froufrou detailing.

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Do you know what these four rings stand for?

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Like other modern Audis, the Q5 has no shortage of grille.

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This example is fitted with optional five-spoke wheels measuring 20 inches in diameter.

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