The Audi Q5 is creating a lot of noise in the SUV market right now and is a vehicle that many are giving top marks to. It sits somewhere in the middle of Audi’s SUV range as a mid-sized SUV, which makes it appealing to many different types of motorists and it is easy to see why it has caused disruption to a well-established sector. So, why is the Q5 proving to be so popular?
Motorists have a choice between diesel, petrol, and two plug-in hybrid options, all of which give a strong performance and economy. All models come with a four-wheel drive, which means that it will be a good option for the winter months and provides a rewarding drive. In addition to this, the Q5 provides a comfortable experience as you would expect with the German brand, and a quiet driving experience even at high speeds. On top of all this, the Q5 has a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.
Leading on from this, the Audi Q5 interior provides great comfort for drivers and passengers. Notable features include the adjustable seats and steering wheel, the virtual cockpit digital instrument display and high visibility. The touchscreen infotainment system has a built-in sat-nav system and an intuitive operating system making it easy to control. As with all of Audi’s vehicles, the interior feels like a lounge and has satisfying and easy-to-use features.
As a mid-sized SUV, you have ample room in the Q5 no matter where you stand the adjustable seats make it easy to find the right setup for your needs. Storage space is ample with a 500-litre boot in the non-hybrid models and 465 litres for hybrid models (there are also storage bins in each door too).
The Audi Q5 will not be the cheapest mid-sized SUV available, but you get what you pay for and you know you are getting quality with Audi. It is competitively priced compared to other premium-badge competitors and should depreciate slower. Depreciation will always be a major issue with a new car, which is why Audi GAP insurance is smart when being a new Audi and will offer financial protection in the event of a write-off.
Overall, the Q5 is a fine addition to the mid-sized SUV market and will appear to those seeking a premium-badge SUV that is economical, comfortable, spacious and enjoyable to drive.