2009 - 2017 Audi Q5

2009 - 2017 Audi SQ5

Build Your Package

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

Audi Q5/SQ5 Hitch


Tow Installation Instructions

Rack Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stealth’s fully welded tow hitch for the Audi Q5/SQ5 is custom made to be strong and durable. Our Lifetime Guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards and provides you with a lifetime of adventure. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.

The vehicle towing capacity for the Audi Q5/SQ5 with a tow package.

Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 8,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 5,300 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 750 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 500 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

* Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.


Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.



What's included in each Audi Q5 hitch package?

Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the Audi Q5, SQ5 Conversion Package.

The Audi Q5, SQ5 hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

The Audi Q5, SQ5 Combo Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch.  When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops. This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carries a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

Stealth Wiring Harness

Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack package offers plus all components needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

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United States United States
Brilliantly simple design

I installed the Stealth Hitch on my 2014 Audi SQ5 because I want to occasionally use a hitch bike rack, but keep the rear bumper tidy when not in use. The mechanism is slick, sturdy, and easy to use. Looking forward to a winter of convenient fat biking now!

aduel g.
United States United States
Holds well, very good quality, 2015 Audi SQ5

Ended up Buying wiring kit only, had to cancel the stealth hitch order, and had to order the $600+ stealth hitch itself from another authorized retailer who had 2 in-stock due to a 3-4 week back order from this manufacturer (thanks covid19), call before ordering, make sure they have both hitch and wiring ready to ship out. Diy 1 day Install of both hitch and wirings was easier than expected, must be moderately mechanically savvy. I just took a 2 hour trip from NJ on nj turnpike to Long Island NY, pulling a single axle 5x8 open utility Trailer, With vinyl waterproof cover, had luggage for 3 adults, lots of baby gear and collapsible large dog Crate, got up to 80-85 mphs at some points on long open straights with ease, everything felt very solid and felt stable.

Stealth Hitches 2009 - 2017 Audi Q5 /2009 - 2017 Audi SQ5 Review
United States United States
Best trailer hitch on the market

Easy to change the fittings and go.

scott r.
Canada Canada
Great construction, great install instructions, great product

I ordered this hitch because I wanted my audi q5 to retain the oem rear bumper look, and not have to cut any plastic to make a hitch fit. The build quality of this product is next to none. Install was a breeze with the instructions that came with it. Having access to a lift and other tools made it easy for me to do this install myself. I have used it to haul a 3000lb holiday trailer this weekend and it worked flawlessly. Very happy with this product. The only down side is the 2" square tube receiver is not meant for towing, therefore can not use any weight distribution systems in it. 550lb max on that. The company was great at answering questions I had, and I got calls back shortly after requesting from their service techs. Overall I am very satisfied with this product and highly recommend it to anyone on the fence. Thanks stealth hitches.

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Adam P.
United States United States
Audi Q5 2017 Stealth Hitch Install

Which was fantastic, and the installation instructions were even that much better. The only thing that I wish would’ve been a little easier is figuring out which grey/black wire to use (the other ones on the chassis side are no-brainers). Great product, extremely stable, and all of my buddies are impressed with the quick release function of the hitch. I would buy this 5 more times for sure.