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Audi Q5

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Summary


The Audi Q5 is a mid-sized SUV, which sits between the smaller Q3 and larger Q7 in the Audi SUV family. The current model arrived in the UK in early 2017 and is the second generation of Q5. Size-wise, it is very similar to the Audi A4 Avant (estate).

The Q5 has generally received very good scores from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is currently the second best in its class behind its closely-related cousin, the Porsche Macan. An updated model arrived in the UK in the second half of 2020, with minor visual difference and trim updates.

The Audi Q5 has received particular praise for its engineering, refinement and interior quality. However, it is not considered the best car to drive in this class and many useful features are only available as expensive options.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the Audi Q5 ranked equal 49th.

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £44,440 on-road

Launched: Spring 2017
Last updated: Spring 2021
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Autocar

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: March 2017

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

73%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

58%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Audi Q5 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the Q5 is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Audi Q5 has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV Interior

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Large SUV over £35K

2019

  • Company Car Today CCT 100 Awards – Premium SUV of the Year

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Audi Q5, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Alfa Romeo Stelvio | BMW X3 | BMW X4DS 7 Crossback | Jaguar F-PaceLexus NX | Mercedes-Benz GLC | Porsche Macan | Range Rover Velar | Volkswagen Tiguan | Volvo XC60

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