Audi’s vary of SUVs have confirmed particularly well-liked in recent times, and have more and more tempted patrons out of the model’s different fashions – saloons and property vehicles, for instance. 

And among the best choices within the German agency’s vary is the Q5 – a perfect family-sized mannequin that impresses with its spectacular consolation and stand-out inside. 

It’s additionally benefited lately from a mid-life replace, which introduces a sharper look, redesigned infotainment system and the newest expertise – together with new digital LED lighting that you would be able to even configure. There’s additionally a brand new ‘Sportback’ mannequin for the primary time, which brings coupe-like styling to this SUV’s line-up. 

However in case you’re contemplating a brand new Audi Q5, what do you should know? Right here’s our purchaser’s information reveals all… 

What powertrains can be found?

Whether or not it’s a petroleum, a diesel or a plug-in hybrid, the Audi Q5 vary gives one thing to go well with most patrons.

Whereas the line-up will develop within the coming years, at present there’s only one diesel accessible – a 201bhp, 2.0-litre possibility (badged 40 TDI). Permitting for a 0-60mph time of seven.4 seconds and a gas economic system determine of 45mpg, it stays the choose of this SUV’s vary. 

When you fancy a petroleum, there’s the 45 TFSI, which makes use of a 261bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit that permits for a 0-60mph time of six seconds, although with a 33mpg gas economic system, it may very well be fairly thirsty to run. 

There’s additionally a alternative of two plug-in hybrids – the 50 TFSIe and the 55 TFSIe. Every makes use of a 2.0-litre petrol engine mixed with an electrical motor to supply a complete of 295bhp on the usual automotive and 362bhp on the top-spec hybrid. Each ship sturdy efficiency and an electrical vary of round 30 miles, which Audi claims permits for a 188.2mpg gas economic system determine and CO2 emissions of 35g/km. 

What trim ranges are supplied?

Six trim ranges can be found on the Audi Q5, with gear highlights and pricing as follows. 

Sport – from £42,370

All Q5 fashions include loads of gear, with highlights together with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, leather-based upholstery and heated entrance seats. You additionally get three-zone local weather management, a ten.1-inch touchscreen with wi-fi smartphone mirroring and 12.3-inch digital dials. Different options embody keyless begin, a reversing digicam and cruise management. 

S line  from £44,920

Upgrading to the S line brings 19-inch alloy wheels, sports activities suspension and a way more trendy sports activities physique package. You additionally get Matrix LED headlights, Alcantara and leather-based sports activities seats and brushed aluminium inside inlays. 

Competitors – from £56,595 (PHEV solely) 

Solely accessible on the 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid, this grade brings 20-inch alloy wheels, Nappa leather-based upholstery and electrical entrance seats with therapeutic massage perform. You additionally get keyless begin, an upgraded sound system and wi-fi smartphone charging. 

Black Version – from £48,745

Constructing on the S line, the Version 1 options 20-inch alloy wheels, pink painted callipers and a full again styling package that features the grille, Audi badges, door mirrors and roof rails. Nappa leather-based upholstery can also be included, together with multi-coloured LED inside lighting and electrical entrance seats.

Vorsprung – from £60,070

Vorsprung is the flagship mannequin within the common vary. It positive aspects giant 21-inch alloy wheels, digital LED lights, a panoramic sunroof and heated rear seats. A heated steering wheel can also be included, together with wi-fi smartphone charging and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. All method of security package can also be included, akin to a head-up show, adaptive cruise management, flip help, aspect help and a 360-degree digicam. 

Competitors Vorsprung – from £71,745 (PHEV solely) 

This grade mirrors the Vorsprung grade, however is on the market solely with the top-spec plug-in hybrid. 

What about personalisation?

With two physique types to select from and a spread of trim ranges, which every share totally different appears to be like, there isn’t any scarcity of issues to select from on the Q5. There are additionally some cool colors to select from, together with the brilliant Extremely Blue and a unusual District Inexperienced. 

The vary of conventional elective extras is comparatively restricted, although, so it may very well be value selecting the spec that works greatest for you, fairly than taking place the elective further route. 

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