The Audi Q5 is one of the very best SUVs you can buy. It's more comfortable and refined than the BMW X3 and handles far more tidily than the Volvo XC60. The 2.0-litre diesel engine (badged 40 TDI) makes most sense, as does entry level Sport trim – although we would recommend adding one or two options.read the full model review
For a small premium over SE, you can move up to our favourite Sport trim. This adds some sporty styling upgrades but, more importantly, sat-nav. You also get more comfortable sports seats that include four-way electric lumbar adjustment.
Engine:2.0T FSI Quattro
For a relatively small engine in a biggish car, this 2.0-litre petrol is pretty pokey. That’s down to a turbocharger that boosts power to a healthy 249bhp and a usable spread of shove throughout the rev range. Like the 2.0 TDI 190 diesel, this engine has a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which changes smoothly through the gears but can be a little jerky at parking speeds.