Audi Q5 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Audi Q5 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q5 2022 front
  • Audi Q5 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q5 2022 front right tracking
  • Audi Q5 2022 right static
  • Audi Q5 2022 off-road front tracking
  • Audi Q5 2022 off-road rear tracking
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior driver display
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior detail
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior detail
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior detail
  • Audi Q5 2022 boot open
  • Audi Q5 2022 front
  • Audi Q5 2022 rear cornering
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior dashboard
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior rear seats
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior infotainment
  • Audi Q5 2022 front right tracking
  • Audi Q5 2022 right static
  • Audi Q5 2022 off-road front tracking
  • Audi Q5 2022 off-road rear tracking
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior driver display
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior detail
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior detail
  • Audi Q5 2022 interior detail
  • Audi Q5 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

As a premium-badged large SUV, the Audi Q5 isn't cheap to buy. It’s priced competitively against its key rivals, though, and should be worth more than many of its peers when you decide to sell on in the future. The relatively slow depreciation also helps make the Q5 cheaper than you might imagine if you're buying on PCP finance. Mind you, the Jaguar F-Pace holds on to its value even better, and tends to cost less in monthly payments. Don't forget to use our free New Car Deals pages to find the best current prices.

For the cheapest company car tax you'll want one of the plug-in hybrid models (50 and 55 TFSI e), which offer the same benefit-in-kind (BIK) rates as the equivalent BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery Sport or Volvo XC60

S line brings larger 19in alloy wheels, more aggressive bumpers, privacy glass and matrix LED headlights.

Edition 1 adds bigger (20in) wheels, further styling touches and nappa leather seats. Range-topping Vorsprung is lavishly equipped, with pretty much every creature comfort you can think of, but it's very pricey indeed. Anything with Competition in the name means you’ll find the more powerful of the two plug-in hybrid engine options under the bonnet.

Audi Q5 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

The Q5 came a fairly middling 11th place in the large SUV category of our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. That's below the X3 and F-Pace but above the Discovery Sport, Mercedes GLC and XC60.

Overview

The Audi Q5 is a fine choice if you're after a big, posh SUV and don't need seven seats. It's smarter inside than a BMW X3 and better to drive than a XC60. Go for entry-level Sport trim if you want the most comfortable ride.

  • Smooth and punchy engines
  • Good to drive
  • High-quality interior
  • Fiddly touchscreen infotainment system
  • No seven-seat option
  • Firm ride on S line and Edition 1 versions
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