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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 Plus Quattro 5dr Tip Auto
5.1s 174g/km 42.8 340 £51,945
The cheapest
2.0 TDI [190] Quattro SE 5dr
8.4s 148g/km 49.6 190 £33,355
The greenest
2.0 TDI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
7.9s 132g/km 56.5 190 £39,605
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