What used Audi Q5 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You’re going to need at least £23,500 to buy an example of the current Q5, most likely a 2.0 TDI in Sport trim. Most petrol 2.0 TFSI Q5s will set you back at least £26,000, while the rare 3.0 TDI is closer to £30,000.
The plug-in hybrid isn't particularly prevalent at the moment, with most exchanging hands in the mid to high £40k price bracket, which is fairly close to what it costs new.
An early petrol SQ5 starts at around £33,000, while the revised 2019 SQ5 with a diesel engine will set you back at least £45,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Audi Q5 4x4?
The most economical Q5 on paper is the 2.0 TDI (40 TDI) version, with a combined fuel consumption figure of 55.4mpg, while the 2.0 TFSI (45 TFSI) petrol version records 40.9mpg. If you can find one, a 3.0 TDI gets 48.7mpg.
Under the older NEDC test, the petrol SQ5 got 34mpg, while the diesel SQ5 that came after WLTP was introduced gets 34.4mpg. In the real world, the difference between these two would be greater.
The plug-in hybrid is the most impressive at 128.4mpg, although you’ll need to regularly plug it in to achieve anything like that in reality.
There won’t be many Q5s registered before 1 April 2017, but for those that were, you’ll need to know what CO2 they produced. The 2.0 TDI is best at 133g/km, followed by the 3.0 TDI at 152g/km. Next is the 2.0 TFSI with 157g/km, with the worst being the petrol SQ5 at 189g/km.
Road tax (VED)
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending on the emissions the engine produces (see above for more information), while examples registered after this date will render owners liable to pay a flat-rate fee, plus an additional fee because every version of the Q5 cost more than £40,000 when new. Fortunately, this yearly additional fee only lasts between the second and sixth years of the vehicle's age, then it goes back to the flat-rate fee. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Servicing and insurance costs
Audi servicing tends to be cheaper at franchised dealers than that of key rival Mercedes. For example, for Q5s under three years old, two services for examples with 2.0-litre engines cost £468, or £594 for any engine bigger than that. For a Mercedes GLC, those same two services cost £864. Insurance groups range from 27 for the 2.0 TDIs to 42 for the rip-snorting, sporty SQ5 model.
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