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Immaculate condition. Metallic black. Cream leather interior. Bluetooth. Timing belt done by Audi Cork on 17 Feb 2015. Taxed until Feb 2016.|ABS Brakes, Airbags, Air Conditioning, All electrics, Alloys, Colour Coded Bumpers, Remote Central Locking, CD Player, Diesel, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Front Fog Lamps, Full Service History, Immobiliser, Power Steering, Sound System, Rear Spoiler, Leather Interior, Metallic Paint, Cd/Radio, High Performance, Ipod Compatible, Cruise Control, Traction Control, Climate Control
Fine 4-cyl motors
All are quick
Sharp to drive
Well kitted out
Cheap to run
Well made, quiet
Fine handling, upmarket feel
V6s not worth the €
TDIs need S-Tronic
Almost too sporty
Options are costly
SUV resale values
No leather in 'Base'
Odd shape, cramped, long options list
The Q5 is hugely colour and wheel sensitive which is usually a sign of a design that lacks punch. The Audi design theme doesn't work quite so well in the Q5 which can't decide if it's a baby Q7 or a grown up A4. Its rear is its best angle, its hatchback profile its worst.
The Q5 range is surprisingly nippy, with the slowest model (2.0 TDI) hitting 100km/h in 9.5 seconds, although it's really much faster than that. The S-Tronic 'box is needed to get the best from it, though. The 2.0 TFSI is genuinely fast while both V6s are chasing hot hatches.
Based around the A4/A5 platform, the Q5 is remarkably composed on even the worst roads. It rides well, steering sharply, grips with vigour and there's very little roll or wallow. It cruises well, too, so it easily sets the class standards - outpacing even the aging X3.
The Q5's cabin is typical Audi fare - well laid out and mostly easy to use, but I still struggle with Audi's MMI system which makes a meal out of simple tasks. The seats are outstanding and the driving position is carlike and comfortable.
The Q5 is exceptionally well finished, solidly made and is quiet and refined on the move, too. The ride quality can be a bit fidgety at times but that's a small price to pay for such excellent body control.
Standard kit includes ESC, hill hold, hill descent control, rear park aids, cruise control, daytime running lights, anti-glare mirrors, all-wheel drive and six airbags. Blind spot warning, adaptive lights, automatic lights and wipers, lane departure warning, xenon lights all available at extra cost.
The Q5 is lacking in rear space and the rear seats can't be reconfigured to generate extra legroom. Front passenger room isn't too generous either while the boot is shallow and can't be accessed via the tailgate glass. Bulbous rear doors also make loading children in carparks a pain.
While the Q5 seems quite expensive compared to the A4 on which it's based, it's actually very competitive versus the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3. The Band E, 2.0 TDI isn't too costly to run and should hold its value well by class standards. Even the V6s are Band F.
The base model has everything you'd expect in a luxury SUV but you need the SE for leather trim, proper alloys and iPod interface. Wise options include adaptive ride, the S-Tronic 'box and satellite navigation. S-Line kit looks silly, though.
Audi's engine range is small but ideally suited to the car and the market. Forget the V6 TDi and 3.2 V6 petrol models; the 2.0-litre turbo petrol and diesel versions offer as much performance as you realistically need in reasonably low CO2 packages.