When comparing the 2018 Audi Q5's and the 2018 Subaru Outback's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Audi Q5 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2018 Subaru Outback has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Audi Q5's and the 2018 Subaru Outback's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Subaru Outback is a better car than the 2018 Audi Q5.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Pricing
A used 2018 Audi Q5 ranges from $19,999 to $31,999 while a used 2018 Subaru Outback is priced between $16,995 to $28,981.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Audi Q5 loses 50.8 percent of its value and the 2018 Subaru Outback loses 39.5 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Subaru Outback retains 11.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Audi Q5.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q5 is 8.1 out of 10 while the Subaru Outback's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q5 being ranked 6 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Subaru Outback being ranked 2 out of 19 Best Small SUVs.
2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Subaru Outback Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi Q5 is 7.8 out of 10. For the Subaru Outback the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Subaru Outback an advantage in reliability compared to the Audi Q5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Audi Q5’s base engine makes 252 horsepower, and the 2018 Subaru Outback base engine makes 175 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 Subaru Outback have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.