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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best large SUV interior

A spacious interior is obviously a prerequisite for a car to compete in this class, but we also expect an upmarket feel, sensible costs, and top-notch comfort and refinement...

Best large SUV interior

Audi Q5 40 TDI Edition 1

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The Audi Q5 has faced a relentless onslaught of newer rivals of late, including the facelifted Jaguar F-Pace. None, though, has been able to beat it for the standard of its interior, which offers the perfect blend of high-tech modernism and traditional material richness.

Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument panel – which you get on all Q5s – is the benchmark for screen configurability and
clarity. And while the infotainment isn’t as easy to use as the BMW X3’s iDrive set-up, it has a responsive touchscreen and logical menu layout.

Audi Q5 2021 dashboard

The Q5 beats the X3 for quality, with fine metal-effect finishes and soft-touch materials in all the right places. Edition 1 trim goes even further with Nappa leather seat upholstery and extended LED lighting. Even the knurled air-con knobs are satisfying to use. It’s finishing touches like this that make the Q5’s interior feel a cut above all others in this class.

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