2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid EPA Estimate Released

2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid EPA Estimate Released

EPA estimates for the 2013 Audi Q5 small crossover are available, but return rather disappointing results. 

Angling to improve it’s small crossover’s fuel economy, Audi axed the 3.2-liter V6-powered Q5 for 2013 and replaced it with hybrid and diesel drivetrains. The EPA has yet to test the diesel version, which will arrive in the U.S. market in summer of 2013, but the hybrid scores 24 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway.

While that’s not bad by any stretch of the imagination, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it falls short of others like the 2012 Lexus RX450h. Lexus’ take on the hybrid crossover trend returns 30 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway for the all-wheel drive model.

What’s more, the Q5 hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder that offers 241 hp which falls short of the Lexus.

Audi claims the diesel drivetrain will be good for a combined 37 mpg, but those numbers are also based on the less-than-credible European cycle.

  • Sam

    I just bought the Q5 hybrid and do not seem to get the 30 mpg on the highway, i was on a long drive and averaged about 23mpg, is there a reason for the low mileage? Is it due to the car being new?

  • Colum Wood

    Newness shouldn’t cause any issues. What sort of mileage does it get in the city? Keep us updated. We’ve heard reports other VW/Audi hybrid fuel economy claims aren’t stacking up either.

  • Audi depressed

    We just bought a 2013 q5 hybrid. The mileage is disappointing to say the
    least. After two tanks of gas our mileage is 22 mpg. This is mostly freeway
    driving at 65 mph with the cruse control on. Our last car was a Lexus rx400h.
    After 93000 miles we had averaged 26.4 mpg. The Lexus would run on just
    battery for a much longer time. Other car companies have had to pay because
    of inflated mileage claims. Maybe Audi should also!

  • Lexus Fan

    The Germans don’t know shit about hybrids. You should have stayed with Lexus.