Audi Q5 Sportback review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front seat occupants of the Audi Q5 Sportback have lots of head, leg and shoulder room to stretch out into, while storage is generous, with capacious door bins, a good-sized glovebox, and plenty of nooks for keys and phones in the centre console. 

Rearmost passengers shouldn’t have any complaints about the headroom (unless they’re well over six feet tall), and knee and shoulder room are par for the course compared with the closest rivals. 

Also matching the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupé is the standard fit 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats. The Q5 goes one better in plug-in hybrid or Edition 1 trim and above form by providing a sliding and reclining function for the rear seats to either improve passenger comfort or increase boot capacity.

Speaking of boot capacity, the Q5 Sportback sits slap bang between the GLC Coupé and X4 in terms of overall capacity. It’s a usefully square shape and doesn’t have an annoying loading lip to negotiate, so it should be fine for packing a pushchair or the weekly grocery shop.

It’s worth noting, though, that the Audi Q5 Sportback's boot is about 40 litres shy of the standard Q5's because of the truncated rear end that comes with its coupé looks. 40 litres might not sound like a lot, but it could make all the difference when you're packing for your summer holiday.

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