Audi Q5 Sportback review

Category: Coupe SUV

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Introduction

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The coupé SUV class that spawned the Audi Q5 Sportback might seem like a bit of an odd concept, but it's not as daft as it may sound. Think of it like this: you get a vehicle that has the rakish coupé style you always promised yourself, with sport utility vehicle practicality thrown in.

Indeed, so lucrative is the coupé SUV market that Audi already has three different models, even providing an all-electric option in the form of the Audi E-tron Sportback. Prices in the class range wildly, from our favourite inexpensive option in the form of the Citroën C4, to the Porsche Cayenne Coupé, top versions of which cost as much as a terraced house in Yorkshire.

The Q5 Sportback sits between those two extremes, biffing it out with the likes of the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupé as a five-seat SUV that’s a similar size inside to the BMW 3 Series Touring, Mercedes C-Class Estate and Audi A4 Avant

The model line-up of the Q5 Sportback mirrors that of the standard Audi Q5 and the two versions share similar trim levels and engine options. Those engines range from a sensible 2.0-litre diesel and a company-car friendly plug-in hybrid to a smooth petrol and a predictably potent 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel. All models have quattro four-wheel drive and some form of automatic gearbox.

Over the next few pages we’ll let you know what the Audi Q5 Sportback is like to drive, whether we're impressed with the interior, and how it stacks up against those rivals we mentioned.

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