Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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5 reader reviews for Audi Q5 4x4.
  • 3.0 TDI 245 q'ttro S line Plus 5dr

    Jessica Bewick , . Date: 11/04/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    Have been the proud owner of a 3.0TDI S-Line+ Q5 for 2 months now, I couldn't find many reviews when I was purchasing the car so wanted to provide a bit more info for any potential buyers. Put simply, its a great car and does pretty much everything I want it to do. I went for the 3.0L version as the smaller engine seemed quite slow and as I was changing from a small sporty hatchback I thought I would miss the speed. The engine is fantastic, especially in dynamic mode where it responds very quickly even impressing my husband (who is currently looking at the C63), I'll never go back to a manual box now there is such a smooth auto box available in 4x4. The car feels meaty to drive and there is certainly a lot of metal between you and all the idiots on the roads meaning it feels safe - the trigger for me getting this was a near horrendous crash due to a drunken driver and it definitely ticks the 'feeling safe' box. Fuel cost haven't been too bad so far; now the engine is getting run in a bit more the mpg is improving (40mpg on motorway), although yet to hit the predicted by audi after 3000 miles. We bought the model from the showroom floor so were lucky to get lots of extras. Out of these heated and leather seats, DAB radio, drive select, dark alloys and 20" wheels I can recommend. I find the satnav in an awkward position and it is a little irritating to use compared to BMW model, although it is always easier to have a built in satnav I guess (this is what marks the cabin 4/5

  • 2.0 TDI 177 q'ttro S line Plus 5dr

    graham whiley Date: 04/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      10000

    My car

    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 but 8 months later we were back at the audi dealer and in the face lift q5 all the negatives of the old model have gone,its ride is now the best of all worlds its very smooth but still goes around corners as good as any BMW. Higher std spec and audi top build quality plus uprated engines make this one of the best,i think the motoring press need to revisit this one

  • 2.0 TDI 170 SE Start/Stop 5dr

    Nick Riordan , . Date: 19/06/2012
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    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 the default of "I have a Volvo and I'll buy another". Filling in the picture I also considered the X3 (too ugly) and Evoke (too many memories of unreliable cars in the past)

    Summary: I was really surprised by the Audi, but in a bad way.

    Ride comfort: Hard and bouncy at the same time. The ride was way too hard (and this was the "softer" SE model). Worse was the "bounce" effect that was exhibited if you hit a big undulation in the road (we had five people in the car and maybe this had an effect)

    Quality of materials: The plastics in my 2009 Seat Leon are of a better quality than the Q5, and that is really surprising (because the Seat isn't that great). I was expecting the same overall feel as a TT or a VW Golf, but it was nowhere near that level - and this is a very expensive car.

    Turbo lag: I would expect most people to want the auto option for this car given the target market. Pulling away from a roundabout is not a pleasant experience - there is a large 1..2..go wait whilst the turbo gets going.

    I'm sure there's a decent car in there under all of this, but these three factors completely dominated the experience.

    I've chosen the Volvo - a brand new XC60 D5 SE Lux. Much better on all these three counts, and it just feels much more of a quality car.

    Audi - you can't trade on your name. This car just isn

  • 2.0 TDI 170 SE 5dr

    Simon Mathews , Herts . Date: 23/11/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    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 surprisingly frugal) for a family with 2 young children. Rear access to get kids in and out is excellent. The height of the seats means you won't have to bend down to put wriggling children into baby seats and ISOFix points ensure extra safety. The boot is cavernous and I've had everything from Ikea flat-pack wardrobes to 7ft Christmas trees in there. Handling: It is not a sporty, involved drive or good for fast corners. It is quiet and serene. My wife loves driving it - the steering is light for such a big car and the brakes are fantastic. You can hardly hear the engine and wind noise is minimal. If driven sensibly the 2.0L Diesel can easily return 40+MPG on motorway trips. I made the 250 mile round trip to Sheffield up the M1 many times and returned 50.4 MPG average. Options: We specced Sat Nav (ok, but only 5 digit postcodes), privacy glass, Parking plus (crucial for tight parking spaces), motorised boot and folding mirrors. Reliability has been excellent. She’s done 25K and the only thing that went wrong was the filler flap locked shut and the mechanism was replaced by Audi under warranty. Offroad: In the snow the Quattro system has performed faultlessly with only standard tires. Looks: We went for Black, with black windows, standard chrome trim & 18” alloys. She turns a lot of heads for all the right reasons.

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