Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi Q5 4x4?
Check for bodywork scuffs from car parking in urban areas, and for kerb damage to the alloy wheels. Also check that all seats operate as they should, and the tailgate works as it should.
Other than that, the Q5 is too new for it to have accumulated any data on various problem areas. The old model was known to suffer with some automatic gearbox failures, and oil consumption on the petrol-engined cars could be high.
According to our latest reliability survey, the Q5 is a reliable car, more so than the slightly troublesome model it replaced. It scored an excellent 96%, and finished third in the large SUV category.
Audi as a brand finished in 20th place out of 32 manufacturers, though - a rather disappointing result.