Audi Q5 review

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Audi Q5
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9 Mar 2017 00:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:24

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Come to us with deep pockets and a penchant for huge SUVs and we’ll point you in the direction of the brilliant Audi Q7. But the reality is that not everyone wants a five-metre-long behemoth that’s cumbersome to park and costs a small fortune to buy. So what if you could have all of the Q7’s strengths in a cheaper and more compact package?

Well, that’s exactly what many will be hoping for from the Q5. It’s much cheaper to buy than its bigger brother, costs suitably less to run and yet is still a very practical family car, despite its smaller footprint and lower driving position.

Read on over the next few pages and we’ll give you the full lowdown on how the Q5 compares with its key rivals in the large SUV class, such as the BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Mercedes-Benz GLC. We’ll also tell you which engines and trims make the most sense.

And if you're thinking of buying a Q5, make sure you check out our latest deals before parting with any cash. You might be surprised by how much you can save.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the Q5 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
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Sport
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 incl...View trim
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S Line
This is the range-topping trim. It 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-le...View trim
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Black Edition
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£40,467
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SQ5
The SQ5 is a bespoke model rather than a trim level, but adds bigger alloys, electrically adjustable front seats and an upgraded infotainment system to everything you get with S line. Only availabl...View trim
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Vorsprung
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