What used Audi Q5 4x4 will I get for my budget?
It’s still a relatively new car so you’re going to need between £33,000 and £35,000 to buy the current Q5. This will get you a 2017 car with a nominal mileage and full history bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Upping the dosh to between £36,000 and £40,000 gets you the choice of 2017 cars from franchised dealers.
The most economical Q5 on paper is the 2.0 TDI 190 version, with a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 56.5mpg, while the 2.0 TFSI petrol version records an average of 40.9mpg. Beware that cars registered after April 2017 and priced at over £40,000 new will attract an extra tax (VED) annual payment. Insurance groups range from 27 for the 2.0 TDIs to 42 for the rip-snorting, sporty SQ5 model.
Warranty cover for the Q5 is for three years or 60,000 miles from new; extended warranties of up to five years or 90,000 miles are available.
Audis do tend to be expensive to service at franchised dealers, but once these models are three years old they will qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing deal, which costs from £164 for a minor service and £319 for a major one (based on a 2.0 diesel model).