Being a premium-badged SUV, the Q5 isn’t exactly cheap to buy, but it’s priced competitively. If you are a company car user, then the 2.0 TDI 190’s low CO2 emissions keep company car tax competitive, while it’s up there with the best in class for claimed average fuel consumption, too. The 3.0 TDI 286 won’t be as cheap to run, but even this isn’t terribly costly compared to rivals. The Q5 should be up there with the Mercedes GLC in terms of strong resale values come trade-in time.
Audi Q5 quality & reliability
Audi makes a habit of showing other manufacturers how to make a car look and feel good, and the Q5 is no exception. All the switches click with precision, and everything else feels robust and is covered in soft-faced materials.
The Q5 is too new to gauge its reliability, but the previous Q5 finished in the top third of our most recent ownership satisfaction survey. It was near the bottom for reliability, however. A three year, 60,000 mile warranty is standard; extended warranties are available.
Audi Q5 safety & security
The Q5 is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but we’ll be surprised if it doesn’t perform well. You get six airbags (rear side airbags are optional) and automatic emergency city braking (AEB) as standard. An optional Driver Assist pack includes Turn Assist, which stops the car if you fail to spot a car when pulling out of a T-junction, traffic sign display and adaptive cruise control. All Q5s come with a full Thatcham approved remote-operated alarm and immobiliser as standard.