In a fiercely fought segment, the Audi Q5 is a mid-size SUV with a practical interior that is easy to drive. There's lots of fun to be had in what is an enjoyable car with lots of talent and appeal.
The Q5 is the stepping stone between an estate car with lots of abilities and an excellent off-roader and manages to be excellent at both. There's lots of space on board and it's a comfortable place to be. The exterior is well designed and the interior is one of Audi's best and has a classy appeal with lots of soft plastics.
Alongside having lots of space for families, the Q5 makes for a practical choice because the interior is designed for rugged use and there's a big boot – it’s bigger than many estate cars. Rear passengers also have lots of room. However, it's real practical use is not just based on the interior, the Q5 is an able vehicle that can perform well off-road, particularly in slippery conditions, and it has enough torque to pull trailers and caravans, certainly more than an estate car could do.
The Audi Q5 has an impressive range of engines, especially the 2.0 litre diesel unit which will propel the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in just nine seconds while returning 48mpg. There's also a 3.0 litre diesel unit available which returns 44 mpg and Audi have to 2.0 litre petrol units to opt for as well which return around 38mpg. With five trim levels, drivers also get to enjoy lots of standard equipment including climate control, a 6.5 inch colour touchscreen, DAB radio, rear parking sensors and automatic headlights and wipers.
When driven around town, the Q5 is noble performer, it's agile and fun to drive and out on the open road the strong engines offer impressive performance. As with most Audis, the suspension is rather stiff for UK roads which is ideal for its handling but is noticeable on rough roads. However, this does not detract from its car-like precision and the suspension gives it tight body control. Essentially, the Audi Q5 is one of the best all-round 4x4 vehicles available with high comfort levels and sharp styling features to make it a good vehicle choice.
Why not have a look at the Q5 on the official Audi UK company web site and get the latest news about the Q5 in the UK at The UK Audi Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Q5 on the Top Gear web site.
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