What Car? says...
If you're looking at the Audi Q5 and wondering where it fits into the German brand's now bewildering array of SUVs, then allow us to help. It fills the gap between the smaller Q3 and the larger seven-seat Q7, making it the one to go for if you're looking for high-riding Audi that's big but not too big.
Its rivals? Well, they include the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC and Volvo XC60, but you might also find yourself looking at the similarly priced but more rugged Land Rover Discovery Sport, or the sportier but less practical Porsche Macan.
As it stands, the regular Audi Q5 is available with just two engines – one petrol, one diesel – although a plug-in hybrid version will be joining the line-up very shortly. We say 'regular' Q5 because there's also a performance-focused version called the SQ5 and a coupé SUV version, the Q5 Sportback, both of which we've reviewed separately.
With four trim levels and a long options list, there's certainly no shortage of choice, but is the Audi Q5 a good buy? Over the next few pages we’ll give you the full lowdown on how it compares with its key rivals, and we'll tell you which version we think makes the most sense.
At a glance
|Number of trims||14 see more|
|Number of engines||10 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol, hybrid, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||156.9 - 44.8|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,120 / £5,449|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,241 / £10,899|
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