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.