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Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic Review

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The Audi Q5 is one of the very best SUVs you can buy. It's more comfortable and refined than the BMW X3 and puts the Volvo XC60 to shame when it comes to handling and infotainment. 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.

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Trim: Sport

You get 18in alloy wheels, three-zone climate control, part-leather seats (heated in the front) and cruise control. It's our favourite trim level, although we would recommend stumping up for optional the Technology Pack and, if you want a really smooth ride, air suspension.

Engine: 40 TDI Quattro

While not super-quick in terms of outright pace, this 187bhp diesel is flexible enough to deliver strong real-world pace. That means there’s no need to rev it hard to keep up with traffic. It’s also very smooth compared with equivalent rivals' 2.0-litre diesel engines and in real-world driving can return 41.0mpg.

Key information

0-62 MPH8.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 47.9Motorway: 54.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?


EmissionsOfficial emissions rating