The 2022 Audi Q5 offers three luxurious and capable trim levels, including the Premium and the Premium Plus. While these two trim levels share many features, they also differ in quite a few ways inside and out.

To help shoppers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington, Texas, we at Audi Fort Worth have put together this detailed Audi Premium vs. the Premium Plus comparison. Below, you'll see how these two trims compare when it comes to exterior features, interior comfort, and advanced technology. Read ahead to learn more!

Premium vs. Premium Plus: Luxurious Exterior Design

The build of the Audi Q5 Premium and the Premium Plus is nearly identical. Both trim levels are categorized as luxury compact SUVs that are small in size but big in character. Opt for one of the seven brilliant exterior colors on either trim, including Mythos Black metallic and Ultra Blue metallic as well as an Audi exclusive special paint color.

Both trim levels also come equipped with all-season tires, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, power-adjustable and heated side mirrors, and full LED headlights with DRL signature. These features are designed to help you take on every type of weather condition with confidence.

The key difference you'll see between the exteriors of these two models is the Premium Plus's larger 19-inch wheels. By comparison, the Premium trim comes with 18-inch wheels.

Premium vs. Premium Plus: Comfort & Convenience

Inside both the 2022 Audi Q5 Premium and the 2022 Audi Q5 Premium Plus, you'll have more than enough space for up to five passengers. Spread out and get comfortable in either trim level with these spacious interior dimensions in both the Premium and the Premium Plus:


First Row

Second Row

Headroom with Sunroof

38.1 inches

37.7 inches

Headroom without Sunroof

39.6 inches

39.3 inches


40.9 inches

38.0 inches

Shoulder Room

57.7 inches

56.5 inches

In addition to all the space you and your passengers will have, you'll also get ample cargo space. With all five seats in place, you'll have up to 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space to take advantage of. Fold down the rear row of seats and you'll have 54 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

The Premium and the Premium Plus also have quite a few luxurious interior comfort features, including heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, and a 3-zone automatic climate control system. For added convenience, you'll have steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® controls in both trim levels. Additionally, you can opt for the available LED interior lighting package.

The Premium Plus also throws a panoramic sunroof into the mix to keep things interesting and make the interior feel even more open and spacious.

Premium vs. Premium Plus: Performance Specifications

Under the hoods of the 2022 Audi Q5 Premium and the 2022 Audi Q5 Premium Plus, you'll find the same capable powertrain. Both trims sport a standard 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder engine and the quattro® all-wheel drive system.

The quattro® all-wheel drive system uses ultra® technology to blend power with efficiency. This system smartly monitors your driving conditions and automatically adjusts the torque distribution to ensure you can confidently drive in all types of conditions.

The Audi Q5's engine also pumps out an incredible 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of power and the proper towing equipment, you can tow up to 4,400 pounds of trailer weight with either the Premium or the Premium Plus.

Both trim levels also sport an Audi drive select system that lets you customize your drive. Switch between different driver-selectable modes to tailor your Q5's performance to tackle any type of terrain with ease.

Premium vs. Premium Plus: Advanced Technologies

For your convenience, in both the Q5 Premium and the Q5 Premium Plus, you'll also have a 10.1-inch MMI® touch display as well as an Audi smartphone interface, which comes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Stay in touch by making hands-free phone calls and accessing all your favorite smartphone apps on the touchscreen display.

The Premium Plus has integrated the Audi virtual cockpit plus into its dashboard. This top-of-the-line system features a 12.3-inch digital display that delivers turn-by-turn directions through Google Earth™ as well as phone and audio updates. It also comes with one of three modes: Classic, Sport, and Dynamic.

As you can see, both the Audi Q5 Premium and the Audi Q5 Premium Plus offer some handy technology features that can help you get from Point A to Point B in style and luxury.

Premium vs. Premium Plus: State-of-the-Art Safety

As luxury trims, the Audi Q5 Premium and Premium Plus offer advanced safety features. For starters, you'll have Audi side assist as well as Audi pre sense® basic and rear and Audi pre sense® city.

These systems monitor your surroundings in the Audi Q5 and can act automatically to help prevent collisions. Audi pre sense® city, specifically, monitors stationary vehicles and pedestrians to warn you of any imminent collisions. It can even activate emergency braking to prevent an accident from happening in the first place.

In the Q5 Premium Plus, you receive a few safety upgrades, including:

Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist: On highway cruises, this system helps you with acceleration and braking to maintain a set following distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view: With its several cameras, this feature stitches together a virtual overhead view of your Q5 to help you maneuver into and out of parking spots.

2022 Audi Q5 Premium vs. Q5 Premium Plus: Which One?

As you've learned, no matter which trim level of the Audi Q5 you choose, you'll be taking home an incredible vehicle. The only way to know for sure which one is the best fit for you is to take a test drive at Audi Fort Worth.

Shoppers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington, TX, should give us a call today to schedule their personal test drive!

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