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.

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.

Audi Q5/SQ5 Hitch




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.


Hitch Towing Capacity

- 6,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)

- 600 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

Rack Receiver Capacity

 - 600 lbs - 2" receiver (standard)

 - 300 lbs - 1-1/4" receiver

 * Do not exceed the weight ratings of the hitch, trailer, or vehicle.

 * See trailer and vehicle manufacturer's information for ratings.


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. 

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.

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Stephen K.
United States United States

Sq5 2015 hitch (for towing) Audie

Excellent Cannot even tell there is a hitch on the car.

John H.
United States United States

Stealth Hitch is the best

Stealth Hitch factory installed my hitch on my 2017 Audi Q 5 in just a couple hours. Could not tell it was even there. They went over what they did while the car was still on the lift and how the hitch works. Simple and easy to switch out! When I got home I noticed a trim piece did not get installed back on the car as it was originally. I called Stealth Hitch, they told me to bring it back and with in 5 to 10 minutes it look just like it came off the show room. I would highly recommend this product and their more than capable installation team!

United States United States

Top Shelf Product

I’ve had the opportunity to use the hitch a few times now and I’m a huge fan! Had it installed on my 2015 Audi SQ5. Invisible when I want it to be (completely covered and out of sight when the receiver is removed), and sturdy/ easy to use. Thanks for providing a solution for adding a hitch to my car! Audi kind of washed their hands of their once-upon-a-time offerings.

Larry G.
United States United States

Audi Q5 Install

I really like the kit but I didn’t even think of checking my rear defuser for the removable panel. The model Q5 I have does not have that so I had to cut the rear bumper. Not such a big deal but make sure you check that first if that is important to you. It was all documented really well in the kit and I have already put it to good use.

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!