Audi Q5 Tire Pressure

Audi recommends using tire pressures of 32 to 35 pounds per square inch (PSI) in the front and 35 to 38 PSI in the rear for your Audi Q5 vehicle. However, the exact recommended PSI will depend on the tire size.

You must look up the recommendation in your vehicle’s owner’s manual to identify this. If you don’t have access to the manual, you can check the tag attached to the internal frame of the driver’s door (sometimes in the fuel-charger lid or the sun shield).

This placard will specify the exact PSI you should use to inflate your Audi Q5 under any weight condition.

Here’s what it looks like:

The left and right columns show the recommended tire pressure for the front and rear tires, respectively.

Reading horizontally, each recommended tire pressure is accorded to a load (represented by luggage and people) that your Audi Q5 Carry will carry (represented by people and luggage).

At the bottom of the tag, the PSI recommendation is for temporary auxiliary tires that have a smaller size.

Again, the exact recommended tire pressure for your Audi Q5 SUV will depend on the tire size and the year and model of your vehicle.


Tire pressure table for Audi Q5 models and tire size

  Recommended Tire pressure
Audi Q5 Year ModelTire SizeFront tireRear tire
2022235/60R18 103H35 psi38 psi
2021235/55R19 101H33 psi36 psi
 235/60R18 103H35 psi38 psi
 255/45R20 101H32 – 33 psi35 – 36 psi
2020235/55R19 101H            33 psi36 psi
 235/60R18 103H            35 psi38 psi
 255/45R20 101H32 – 33 psi35 – 36 psi
2019235/55R19 101H33 psi36 psi
 235/60R18 103H            35 psi38 psi
 255/45R20 101H            33 psi36 psi
2018235/55R19 101H33 psi36 psi
 235/60R18 103H35 psi38 psi
 255/45R20 101H33 psi36 psi
2017235/55R19 101H33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/40R21/XL 102Y      33 psi33 psi
 255/45R20 101W33 psi33 psi
2016235/55R19 101H            33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H            32 psi32 psi
 255/40R21/XL 102Y41 psi42 psi
 255/45R20 101W32 – 33 psi32 – 33 psi
2015235/55R19 101H33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/45R20 101W32 – 33 psi32 – 33 psi
2014235/55R19 101V33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/45R20 101W32 psi32 psi
2013235/55R19 101V33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/45R20 101W32 psi32 psi
2012235/55R19 101H33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/45R20 101W           32 – 33 psi32 – 33 psi
2011235/55R19 101H33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/45R20 101W32 psi32 psi
2010235/55R19 101H33 psi33 psi
 235/60R18 103H32 psi32 psi
 255/45R20 101W32 psi32 psi
2009235/55R19 101H32 psi32 psi
 235/60R18 103H
 255/45R20 101W
2008235/60/R18103W32 psi32 psi


How do I check the tire pressure in my Audi Q5?

It is important to check your tire pressure from time to time so that you keep it within the recommended inflation pressure. Follow these steps to check the tire pressure of your Audi Q5 model:

Step 1: Remove the air valve cap on your tire

Step 2: Press a tire gauge against the valve stem. This will create a hissing sound.

Step 3: observe the digital readout, dial pointing to the psi, or analog measurement that pops out.

Step 4: The psi reading will show you the level of the tire pressure and whether you need to add air. If you need to, attach an air pump for a quick fill-up.

Step 5: If the tire pressure is beyond the recommended psi for your tires, press the gauge’s backside against the valve stem to remove the air.

Make sure you check the psi readout of your tire each time you adjust so that you don’t underinflate or overinflate.


What is the recommended winter tire pressure for Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 is a compact crossover SUV, and its tires can lose 1 psi of air pressure for every 10-degree drop in Fahrenheit. 

That being said, the recommended winter tire pressure for the Audi Q5 model is 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to cushion the effect of lower temperatures.

To guarantee a safe ride on icy roads, you must regularly check the tire pressure and ensure they are within the proper inflation range.


How often should you check your tire pressure?

As far as tire pressure is concerned, a good rule of thumb is to check your vehicle’s tire pressure once a month. However, if you are embarking on a long road trip, it is safer to check the tire pressure before hitting the road.


What is the proper tire pressure for Audi Q5 replacement tires?

Budget constraints or temporary inaccessibility may force you to replace the original tires on your Audi Q5 with non-stock tires. As you already know, these replacement tires have different size and load capacity, which requires a different inflation pressure.

You can find the proper inflation pressure for replacement tires in your owner’s manual or on the PSI recommendation tag in your car.


Is the Audi Q5 equipped with TPMS?

All Audi Q5 models released after the 2007 production year are equipped with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). To be sure, you need to refer to your owner’s manual.


It’s a wrap

Your Audi Q5 tire pressure is the lifeblood of your tire and, by extension, can determine your vehicle’s performance. With this in mind, you wouldn’t want to underinflate or overinflate your tires.

When you pump your tires with a pressure that contradicts the recommendation, you risk uneven and excessive tire wear, the possibility of experiencing a flat or blowout, and even the possibility of losing control of your vehicle while driving.

However, there is a caveat.

You can use a different tire pressure for your Audi Q5 hybrid during specific driving conditions. For instance:

When it is necessary to reduce fuel consumption, raise the pressure by 3 or 4 pounds while circulating in a city. Also, when driving in sand, you can lower the pressure to widen the tire’s track and gain more contact with the ground for improved traction.