If you want an SUV that’s superb to drive, comfortable for passengers and easy to park then the Audi Q5 offers all this and more.
The latest Audi Q5 is a car for the heart and the head. Whichever engine you choose, the Q5 will give you a seriously fun drive and with excellent resale values, you won’t have to worry about rampant depreciation or sky high PCP rates.
The Sport trim highlights include:
In addition to Sport, the S line trim highlights include:
In addition to S line, the Black Edition trim highlights include:
In addition to Black Edition, the Vorsprung trim highlights include:
There’s a choice of 8 2.0 litre diesel engines and 2.0 litre petrol engines, all of these engines have plenty of oomph, without the need to tow a fuel pump around behind you!
If you have a serious need for speed, there’s the SQ5, which will get you from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, more than most of us will ever want or need, but perfect for those who seek peak performance perfection.
With grip a-plenty, driving on winding country lanes is a joyous experience, equally so for your passengers, front and rear, who will be astonished by the lack of noise in the cabin, no matter what speed you’re doing, or what type of road you’re on.
Whichever engine you choose, will be silky smooth, with a
reverent hush, indeed our engines are the quietest in class. Couple this
acoustic glazing on the windscreen and superb suspension, and your passengers
are in for the most relaxing ride of their lives.
In the driving seat you’re master or mistress of all you survey with the Audi MMI infotainment system, easy to use, so important in helping you, the driver, keep you focus on the road and not on navigating a complex computer system.
The Audi Smartphone Interface will give you seamless access to your smartphone apps, allowing you to stay connected on the go and enjoy stress free driving.
An extended wheelbase gives you increased knee and hear room, making every journey truly comfortable.
The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e is the first of Audi's new range of plug-in models. The plug-in hybrid Q5 TFSI e combines the comfort and performance of an Audi with the efficiency of electric power.
There are three driving modes to choose from in the Q5 TFSI e : Hybrid mode, EV and battery hold.
In electric mode only, the new hybrid Q5 has a range of over 26 miles and a top speed of 84mph. This allows it to cover most everyday distances – including motorway journeys – without the backup from the petrol engine. This could be an ideal car for commuters, fleet operators and would be a great company car.
Trim levels for the Q5 Plug-in hybrid:
But, don’t take our word for it, get behind the wheel of the Audi Q5 yourself and find it why many think it’s the car to beat in its class.
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The Q5 has dominated Audi’s SUV sales figures ever since it was introduced in 2008. Clearly not keen to mess with a popular recipe, it’s a case of evolution rather than revolution for the new version.
There’s a bit more space for passengers in the cabin and a bit more room in the boot for luggage, while Audi says it’s quieter inside than before and is lighter overall. Importantly for a premium car, the standard kit has also been upgraded, with a smartphone interface, powered bootlid and automatic city braking technology all available from the base SE spec.
There are three engine options to pick from – but the best seller, and our pick of the bunch, is the 187bhp, 400NM, 2.0-litre TDI, which will account for 60 per cent of sales in the UK. This comes as standard with a clever new Quattro Ultra all-wheel drive system that can switch seamlessly between two and four-wheel drive automatically. This makes the car more efficient without losing out on traction. Fuel economy is 56.5mpg with emissions of 132g/km. It’s the quickest SUV in its class too, hitting 60mph in 7.7 seconds and going on to a top speed of 135mph.
A 2.0-litre TFSI petrol option with 250bhp is also available. It’s capable of returning 40.9mpg and emits 157g/km. While a feisty 3.0-litre V6 TDi completes the line up. It produces 284bhp and a stonking 620Nm of torque.
After the surprisingly agile Q7, the Q5 almost feels like a bit of a disappointment. It’s perfectly good at bumbling about in town and cruises quietly on the motorway, but there’s little to light the fire of keen drivers here.
The all-wheel-drive system and over-eager traction control system combine to have a fun-sapping effect if you try to push the Q5 in a corner, but on the school run or daily commute it’s a comfortable cruiser – though even when cornering at normal speeds you do get a sense of the high centre of gravity.
The one major bug bear is the seven-speed S tronic gearbox, which struggles to get you moving at lower speeds. It can really catch you out at junctions and roundabouts, particularly if you’re squeezing into a gap in traffic, as the clutch hesitates to engage. Once on the move it’s a slick shifter, though.
The Q5 sits in the middle of Audi’s SUV range – it’s slightly smaller than the German manufacturer’s imposing Q7 and a bit bigger than its crossover-sized Q3.
The styling is sharper than before, with slimmer headlights giving the Q5 a more purposeful face, but overall it’s still quite understated. And in the Navarra Blue of our test car – a £645 option – it looks a little bland.
Inside it’s extremely comfortable and the build quality is second to none. There are no obvious cheap plastics, while every surface feels like it would hold up to being poked and pulled at by young children.
Considering this is Audi’s mid-sized SUV, the first thing that strikes you is just how spacious the interior is. The driving position is nicely judged, so you ride high above the road but sit relatively low in the cabin.
With the 10-litre increase in boot space, there’s plenty of practicality on offer, too. The rear seats can be split into three different layouts, meaning you can carry larger items and still have passengers in the rear, while putting all three rear seats down gives an impressive 1,550 litres of space.
Our top-spec S line model starts at a little under £40,000, which puts it on a par with rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3. However, the Q5’s trump card is its residual values – Audi claims independent research predicts the new Q5 will hold nearly 60 per cent of its value after three years.
Standard equipment across the range is decent, with cruise control, parking assist, semi-autonomous city braking and the Audi Connect safety and service system all included. The main benefit of S line models is the sporty body kit, but with sport suspension automatically included you’re better off going for the Sport trim if comfort is key.
One option box that’s definitely worth ticking for £250 is Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the traditional instrument binnacle with a beautifully designed digital layout.
The Audi Q5 will appeal to fairly wealthy families looking for space and practicality as well as plenty of badge appeal. Design-wise it’s one of the more understated options in the segment, so will appeal to those who want to fly under the radar.
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