The 2021 Audi Q5 Has Great Base-Model Features and Luxuries

The 2021 Audi Q5 is a great option for a luxurious family-oriented SUV, and what makes it even better is that you don’t have to buy the most expensive, highest trim levels to get all of the good features and comforts. With only three trim level options, the base model of the Q5 starts a bit high on the sticker price, but for everything, it has to offer it still does well to compete against other luxury SUVs of the same price.

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The 2021 Audi Q5 has many standard safety features

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The 2021 Audi Q5 base model is the Premium trim, which does well to describe it. The starting price for the base model is $48,290, and you won’t be unhappy with everything it offers for the price. This includes plenty of driving aids and safety features that enhance your driving experience:

  • Front parking sensors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Lane departure alerts
  • Forward collision warning and mitigation

Luxurious base model options make this SUV anything but basic

As a luxury SUV, we expect a lot from the 2021 Audi Q5, but if you are browsing through the competition and what other equivalent SUVs have to offer for the base model, the Q5 stands out from the competition. The Audi Q5 offers a lot of comforts and features that you typically have to pay extra for in other similarly priced SUVs, either in paying more for a higher trim level or even having to get additional packages that just add on to the price. The 2021 Audi Q5, however, offers many of those seemingly expensive luxuries in the base model and continues to offer them up through the higher, more expensive trim levels.

  • Powered lift gate
  • Apple CarPlay
  • LED headlights
  • Sliding (and reclining) rear seats
  • Three zone automatic climate control
  • Roof rails
  • Remote monitoring and controls with your smartphone device

Optional Convenience Package

If you don’t want to upgrade to the mid-level trim package, the Premium Plus, which has a starting price of $52,720, but you still want just a few more features and luxuries, you can opt for the convenience package even on the base model 2021 Audi Q5. As the name suggests, the Convenience Package makes the family-friendly SUV just a bit more convenient, with the addition of:

  • Satellite radio
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Auto dimming mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver’s seat memory

If these features and comforts still aren’t enough, you can expect all of the standard safety features and options on the higher trim levels, as well as even more fun and show-off worth additions to the car. But, the base model 2021 Audi Q5 itself is anything but basic, making it a great option for a family-friendly luxury SUV that you don’t feel obligated to spend more for higher trim levels just to get the basic features you’re looking for.

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