Audi Q5 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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RRP £42,950What Car? Target Price from£40,448
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Introduction

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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, but you can read all about that in our separate review.

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.

And whichever car you end up deciding to buy, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service before parting with any cash. You might be surprised by how much you can save on an Audi Q5 or any one of its rivals without any awkward haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims10 see more
Available fuel typespetrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions31 - 44.8
Avaliable doors options5

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Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic

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What Car? Target Price: 43,175

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