Audi Q5 (2016-present)

Well-built, plush and packed with (optional) technology. The Audi Q5 is a tasteful family SUV

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Audi Q5 Diesel Estate 3.0 tdi quattro s line 5dr tip auto [tech pack]

Total RRP £47,955

Your quote £42,638

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If you are looking for a plushly appointed, tall and rugged-looking SUV that will take the stresses and strain out of family motoring, look no further than the Audi A5.

It is the middle-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) to be found in Audi showrooms, parked between the Q3 and Q7, and every version comes with five seats and quattro four-wheel drive, giving it some basic off-road ability.

Pricing starts at just over £39,000, for a 2-litre TDI SE quattro and reaches to nearly £52,000 for the flagship SQ5, which packs a powerful 3-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine behind the familiar four-ringed grille.

Drivers in this part of the market should also be considering the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLC and Volvo XC60.

You can expect to find a beautifully finished interior that oozes a feeling of good quality. (Whether or not the family soon takes the shine of it is a moot point.) One of the features drivers particularly like about the Q5 – and other Audis – is what’s called the Virtual Cockpit. It’s a 12.3 inch digital instrument display that gives superb clarity and can be tailored to display information to the driver’s preference, such as navigation and mapping, or sport-type digital dials.

However, that’s part of a Technology Pack that costs £1,395 and comes with MMI Navigation and MMI Touch, a phone box for wireless charging and a 36 month subscription to Audi Connect Infotainment Services – better known as an internet connection.

The driving position is extremely comfortable, the dashboard is a model of restrained good taste and Audi has wisely kept buttons for the most-used features, such as the climate control, heated seats, parking sensors and the Drive Select system, which alters the way the engine, gearbox and steering feel.

As a family car, it’s more than competitive when it comes to offering comfortable back seats, space to stretch out in and two Isofix fitment points for child seats. The boot can cope with 550-litres of luggage, which is the same as its German competitors and more than the Volvo XC60, but a good 100 litres less than the surprisingly accommodating Jaguar F-Pace.

With the exception of the Porsche Macan, few SUVs feel genuinely sporty to drive. That’s unlikely to bother most buyers of this type of car, though; comfortable suspension, stable roadholding and quiet manners on motorways are much more important. And in those respects, the Audi Q5 delivers. If you can stretch to its £2,000 price tag, the optional adaptive air suspension gives the 4x4 a pillow-soft ride.

The most popular engine, a 2-litre diesel with 190PS, is a bit rattly at idle and when driving at low speeds, but settles into the background at higher speeds. The 2-litre petrol is altogether more pleasant. There’s also a seriously good 3-litre V6 diesel, which drinks more fuel than the 2-litre. All models come with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive, and the towing capacity is a maximum of 2400kg.

Many drives will be fans of the Audi brand and its products. And there’s no reason to expect them to not be anything other than entirely satisfied with the latest Q5. But if it were our money, we’d also be looking at the Jaguar F-Pace and Volvo XC60.

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Audi Q5 Prices

Audi Q5 Black Edition

40 tdi quattro black edition 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £42,622

You could save up to: £2013

40 tdi quattro black edn 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £43,940

You could save up to: £2090

45 tfsi quattro black edition 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £43,345

You could save up to: £2055

45 tfsi quattro black edn 5dr s tronic [tech pk]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £44,663

You could save up to: £2132

Audi Q5 S Line

2.0 tdi quattro s line 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,078

You could save up to: £4732

2.0 tdi quattro s line 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £38,333

You could save up to: £4872

2.0t fsi quattro s line 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £38,066

You could save up to: £4809

2.0t fsi quattro s line 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,322

You could save up to: £4948

3.0 tdi quattro s line 5dr tip auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £41,383

You could save up to: £5177

3.0 tdi quattro s line 5dr tip auto [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 48.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £42,638

You could save up to: £5317

40 tdi quattro s line 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £40,874

You could save up to: £1911

40 tdi quattro s line 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £42,192

You could save up to: £1988

45 tfsi quattro s line 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £41,596

You could save up to: £1954

45 tfsi quattro s line 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £42,915

You could save up to: £2030

Audi Q5 SQ5

sq5 quattro 5dr tip auto

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 34mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £49,259

You could save up to: £2666

Audi Q5 Sport

2.0 tdi quattro sport 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,323

You could save up to: £4537

2.0 tdi quattro sport 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 56.5mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,578

You could save up to: £4677

2.0t fsi quattro sport 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,311

You could save up to: £4614

2.0t fsi quattro sport 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.9mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,567

You could save up to: £4753

40 tdi quattro sport 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,007

You could save up to: £1803

40 tdi quattro sport 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £40,325

You could save up to: £1880

45 tfsi quattro sport 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,730

You could save up to: £1845

45 tfsi quattro sport 5dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £41,048

You could save up to: £1922

Audi Q5 Vorsprung

40 tdi quattro vorsprung 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £54,434

You could save up to: £2701

45 tfsi quattro vorsprung 5dr s tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £55,157

You could save up to: £2743

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