Every version of the Q5 gets a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, both with huge range of movement. It’s not just comfort that makes the Q5 so nice inside, but how easy everything is to use as well. The clarity of the dials, the simple labelling and logical placement of the switches; it all makes this a remarkably stress-free car to operate. It’s also easy to see out of, and you can add blind spot warning and automatic parking systems.
Audi Q5 space & practicality
You won’t be short of space in the Q5. Those up front have masses of leg and head room, and copious storage space, too. The middle seat in the rear is compromised by the large central floor tunnel, but the two outer seats offer plenty of space, and a sliding and reclining rear seat is optional. At 550 litres, the boot volume matches that of rivals such as the BMW X3, and it’s a useful, square shape. The rear seat backs are split 60/40, and fold almost flat by pulling levers in the boot.
Audi Q5 equipment
Equipment is generous throughout the range. Event entry-level SE gets three-zone climate control, leather seats, Xenon headlights and heated front seats. Infotainment wise, you get Bluetooth and a DAB radio, and you can use your phone’s sat-nav through the 7.0in screen – handy, as sat-nav isn’t standard. We recommended Sport trim. This adds factory-fit sat-nav and more comfortable Sports seats with four-way electric lumbar control. S Line adds LED lights and sports styling, but is pricey.