Used Audi Q5 2017-present review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Alternatives

Used Audi Q5 17-present
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi Q5 4x4?

The BMW X3 is a classy design with excellent build quality. It’s also good to drive, with a range of smooth and efficient engines. It’s quiet and comfortable, and roomy inside. The later versions are among the best cars in this class, and well worth looking at if you’re considering a Q5.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has the advantage over the Q5 and X3 of being a seven-seater, although those two rearmost seats are cramped. However, it handles well, the interior is smart and it gets more standard safety tech such as lane-keeping assistance, which was an option on the Q5 when new. Countered against that is a poor showing in our most recent reliability survey.

Overview

Superb to drive and relatively cheap to run, the Q5 is one of the best large SUVs you can buy

  • Smooth and punchy engines
  • High-quality interior
  • Relatively modest running costs
  • Steering could be more involving
  • No seven-seat option
  • You need air suspension or non-sport suspension for the best ride