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
This mid-range trim takes the sporty look up a notch with larger 19in alloy wheels, more aggressive bumper styling and privacy glass. You also get powerful LED headlights and part-leather seats trim. For us, though, the price jump over Sport is too much for the benefits you get.
Engine:3.0 TDI Quattro
This is a tremendous engine. With 282bhp, it simply romps off down the road the minute you put your foot down. But there’s more to it than just straight-line pace, because it’s effortlessly quick in normal, everyday driving. That’s down to the enormous shove it generates from low revs, coupled with the responsive eight-speed automatic gearbox. The only downside is that it will cost you more to buy and run than the 2.0-litre diesel (badged 40 TDI).