2017 Audi Q5 review – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

The entry-level SE version of the Q5 is far from sparsely equipped, with 18-inch alloy wheels, heated leather seats, Audi Drive Select driving modes, a powered tailgate, DAB radio and CD player being fitted as standard.

Given that BMW offers satnav as standard on its X3 it’s disappointing to note that Audi makes you upgrade to Sport spec in order to have it. In addition to this you’ll get sports seats with adjustable lumbar support, plus different exterior trim.

Top-spec S-line models add sportier body styling, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and privacy glass.

Our favourite version

2.0 TDI Sport quattro S-tronic, list price £38,270

Options you should add: Metallic paint (£645), Technology Pack (£1,110 for a larger central screen, 36-month internet subscription and phone signal booster/wireless charging), Virtual Cockpit (£250)

The verdict 8/10

There are more spacious premium SUVs, as well as a couple that offer a sportier drive than the Q5, but Audi fights back by offering an incredibly quiet and refined car in which to travel. Just remember to pick the correct wheel and suspension combination in order to get the best from it.

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