Does an Audi Q5 Hold Its Value?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 06/18/22 •  3 min read

Once you go beyond five years of usage, your Audi Q5 can be expected to depreciate by a little over 50% and sell for a resale value of a little under $23,000. This may fluctuate depending on what the car’s condition is like as well as how much use it has experienced. This number is also a result of the basis that buying it brand-new would cost someone around $48,000.

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Audi Q5s will continue to hold their value over the next five years, but they will still be worth around 50 cents on the dollar compared to new models. There are plenty of good quality second-hand cars on the market, so a smart shopper should be able to find some bargains.

Differences Between Buying a New Audi Q5 vs. Used?

When you buy a used Audi Q5 that is 2 years old, you can save approximately $11,000 over buying it brand-new. Keep in mind that two years is not that long of a time. In other words, you should not be scared of buying a car of such age and fearing for damages or other complications. It should be a somewhat fresh model with lots of miles left in its use.

Conversely, if you are looking to have ownership of the vehicle for about three years, you can expect to have a depreciation of a little over $14,000 in cost. You can try comparing various ages or brands to see if there’s a point where the depreciation dips into a favorable number.

Which Audi Q5 Model Years Are Best?

The 2016 and 2018 Audi Q5 is our number one pick for the best value for money when it comes to model year for the Q5. When you buy a 2016 model, you can expect to pay about 47% of the starting price. For such a purchase, there will likely be usability left in the vehicle totaling to a little under 60%. Other models you can consider include those from the years 2017 or 2015.

When the Audi Q5 2018 model was released, in particular, it was praised as a luxury compact crossover that, for some, ranked higher than BMW, Volkswagen, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. The Audi Q5 is extremely intuitive, with its all-wheel drive and on-demand technology, and is paired with a powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can be adapted to any conditions.

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The 2018 model year is also 200 pounds lighter than the 2017 model. The new design features a state-of-the-art powertrain and suspension, which makes this luxury crossover comfortable on nearly any surface.

How to Maintain the Value of an Audi Q5

Depreciation numbers are not the only things that matter when it comes to maintaining a Q5’s value. In fact, the way an owner takes care of their vehicle perhaps matters more! That means taking good care of your Q5 will lead to a lower depreciating value, since it is easier to maintain the value of a vehicle that has been well taken care of.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.