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Audi Q5/SQ5 (2009 - 2017)

Build Your Package

Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package, a towing package and a combination tow and rack package. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on all packages.

All Rack Packages start at Base Price. Tow and Combo packages are base price plus additional cost.

Stealth Hitches are made to be hidden. We have created a lifetime hitch for all your favorite adventures - whether it’s boating, biking, motorsports, racing or more. This durable, sleek and non-intrusive hitch design has proven to be safer and easier to use while improving your vehicle towing capacity. Our hitches allow your vehicle to maintain its original ground clearance and does not affect your vehicle’s crumple zone. We know there are many options when it comes to choosing a hitch for your vehicle. Stealth Hitches takes pride in our friendly customer service and guarantees you a hitch that you will love. If you have any questions please contact us at or call us 1-833 myhitch (694-4824).

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 built 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 capacities with the Audi Q5 trailer hitch are:

  • 5,300 pounds - gross trailer weight (GTW)
  • 500 pounds - tongue weight (TW) 

Stealth Hitches are designed to exceed vehicle capacities by a minimum of 50%.  We list the vehicle capacities, not hitch capacities, to give our customers more meaningful data.  Please confirm capacities with the 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, a towing package, and a combination tow and rack package.  The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages.

The Rack Package uses a detachable rack receiver (2" and 1 1/4" square tube) 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 Tow 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.

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Simple and Elegant

I am very happy with the Stealth Hitch product, service and process. Steve and Jan and the crew were a pleasure to meet and they made the entire transaction smooth. I was able to show up early and Steve gave me space to work remotely during installation. I was on my way out less than 2.5 hours later, with no visual evidence of the new equipment. Installation and removal of the receiver is a snap and the car's appearance is in no way compromised. I highly recommend as an alternative to factory installed hitches, which would have permanently altered the aesthetics of our vehicle.

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Anonymous verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2009 - 2017)

The best hitch

Excellent hitch. After thorough research into the different options, purchased the Stealth Hitch for all of its advertised advantages: well engineered, concealable, versatile, better than OEM look. Had it professionally installed by a local Audi guru and tough critic, who deemed it impressively designed. Full marks for the Stealth Hitch.

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Anonymous verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2009 - 2017)Anonymous verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2009 - 2017)

Q5 Stealthed - Rear End Still Pretty...

Don't bother with OEM. The Stealth Hitch is a superior product. Fit and finish are amazing, less weight when not in use, and install was a breeze. Even my diminutive wife can manage to insert/remove the receiver, and it shall be her charge. Thanks Steve!

United States
Jesse W. verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2009 - 2017)

2014 Audi Q5

The hitch installation went very smooth and the instructions tailored to my car were right on. The hitch is very heavy duty and does not rattle once installed. This was a perfect alternative to the OEM hitch!

Jesse W.
United States
Andreas C. verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2009 - 2017)Andreas C. verified customer review of Audi Q5/SQ5  (2009 - 2017)

Audi Q5 Stealth Hitch

Buying the hitch was very simple and when I called the company to confirm specifications about the hitch there was a knowledgeable person on the other side who told me about the product. Customer service, you can tell, is very important with this company and I am extremely happy with the quality of the hitch. It was worth every penny!

Andreas C.
United States