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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi Q5

Overall verdict
The perfect evolution of the super-popular Q5. The same, just better. Spot on.


Better than the old one pretty much everywhere


Not cheap, especially once you've piled on the spec


What is it?

A pretty thorough re-work of the Audi Q5 - frequent bestseller in its segment, peon to the middle-of-the-road mid-sized SUV and general wall of usefulness. The new Q5 is based on the new A4’s ‘MLB’ platform for longitudinal engines and it promises more comfort and better handling. There’s a load of aluminium in there, helping drop the base 2.0-litre TFSI’s kerbweight by some 90kg. Impressive stuff. 


Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
SQ5 Quattro 5dr Tip Auto
5.4s 189g/km 34.0 354 £51,070
The cheapest
2.0T FSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
6.3s 157g/km 40.9 252 £40,370
The greenest
40 TDI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
7.9s 144g/km 51.4 190 £40,835
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