For This engine gives plenty of power and flexibility, and delivers impressive running costs. S line cars look racier than SE models thanks to sporty body kit they get.

Against This four-cylinder engine isn’t quite as creamily smooth as the V6s. Choosing S line trim adds a lot to the price of your Q5, yet adds hardly any luxury kit.

Audi Q5 4x4

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

One of the best cars in the Q5 range, thanks to its reasonable price and affordable runnning costs.

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Key facts

9 secs
Top speed
127 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
790 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Audi Q5 competes against some desirable machinery, and its price pits it against several larger 4x4s that are more capable off-road. However, the lure of the Audi badge means lots of buyers will be tempted, and the Q5's charms are certainly worth considering.

Above all, it has a cabin with masses of space front and rear, and a large boot. It looks pretty swish, too, even if we're not quite as impressed by the cabin materials as we are with those in most other Audis.

Decent CO2 emissions and fuel economy lead to reasonable running costs that will appeal to private and business drivers. We'd recommend one of the economical 2.0-litre diesel engines, and would steer clear of versions with big wheels and S line suspension, which give a punishing ride.

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