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For The Audi Q5 is an impressive car, with generous passenger space and a large boot. It’s well equipped and the dash is clear and easy to use.

Against It's not cheap to buy compared with rivals, and the ride on some versions is overly firm.

Audi Q5 4x4
44 5stars

The Audi Q5 is one of the best cars in its class, thanks to its space and quality. If only the ride comfort were a little better.

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There are 16 Audi Q5 versions available

4x4 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro SE 5dr £31,370
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TDI 150 quattro SE 5dr £31,635
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE 5dr £32,610
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE 5dr £32,720
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line 5dr £33,770
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line 5dr £34,035
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line 5dr £35,010
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line 5dr £35,120
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line Pl 5dr £36,270
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line Plu 5dr £36,535
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TDI 177 q'ttro S line Plus 5dr £37,510
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 2.0 TFSI 225 q'tro S line Plus 5dr £37,620
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE 5dr £38,370
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line 5dr £40,770
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 q'ttro S line Plus 5dr £43,270
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 BiTDI 313 SQ5 5dr £44,715
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Audi Q5 competes against some very desirable machinery and its price tag pits it against some larger 4x4s that are more capable off-road. However, the lure of the Audi badge means plenty of buyers will be tempted, and the Q5’s charms are 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 most other Audis.

Acceptable CO2 emissions and fuel economy lead to reasonable running costs that will appeal to private and business drivers. We’d recommend one of the frugal 2.0-litre turbodiesels, and we’d steer clear of versions with big wheels, which give an even more punishing ride.

Reader test team says:

Audi Q5 4x4 2.0 TDI 177 q'ttro S line Plus 5dr

We had one of the first q5s in 2009 and found it a good all rounder the only down side was the over stiff suspension,after 3 years we defected to BMW…

graham whiley

5 out of 5 stars

Audi Q5 4x4 2.0 TDI 170 SE Start/Stop 5dr

I test drove the automatic Q5 SE 170 car at the weekend as I'm changing my car at present and wanted make sure I'd covered all the bases rather than…

Nick Riordan

2 out of 5 stars

Audi Q5 4x4 2.0 TDI 170 SE 5dr

We bought our Diesel Q5 in March 2009 for the birth of our 2nd child as a replacement for my elderly Mk1 Audi TT. It proved wonderfully practical (and…

Simon Mathews

5 out of 5 stars

Audi Q5 4x4 2.0 TFSI SE Auto 5dr

Q7 was way to big and the X3 is simply ugly and badly assembled. Introduce the Q5, great to look at and comfy to drive, I'd say the steering was a…

Paul Jeffers

4 out of 5 stars
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