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.
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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
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:
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…
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…
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…
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…