Design

With its low stance, flared wheel arches and alloy wheels, which mark out the quattro all-wheel drive, Audi claims it’s the most streamlined and aerodynamic car in its class. Presenting itself with a single-frame grille, a strong shoulder line and distinct curves, the Q5 really is impressive from the first moment. With horizontal lines on the rear, the impression of width and presence makes for a strong impact. This 5-door SUV is 4,663mm in length, 1,893mm in width and 1661mm in height, plus with a 550-litre boot big enough to carry 13 cases and a split folding rear set bench, there is plenty of space inside.

Features

The elegant ambience in the cabin is second to none with stylish aluminium inlays and luxury twin-leather seats which come as standard on the entry level Sport trim, while the Vorsprung trim take luxury to another level with front sport seats with a massage function which is sure to impress. The LED Interior Lighting Pack adds a feeling of luxury, while light and rain sensors, rear parking sensors, cruise control, plus a wide range of driver-assistance systems are also available to make driving effortless. In the cabin, a Bluetooth interface, voice control system and MMI Navigation are installed as standard to keep you relaxed and on course.

Performance & Technology

Ready for virtually any surface, the Q5 is equipped with quattro all-wheel drive, ensuring that the vehicle remains dynamic, efficient and safe without compromising traction. If quattro isn’t required, this can be disabled but is always available. The Q5 has a powerful presence and is available with a 40TDI engine and a 45TFSI engine and the brake horsepower ranging between 190PS to 245PS. A high-definition 7” colour MMI Navigation display comes as standard on the entry level sport trim. Upgrade to Vorsprung and experience MMI Navigation Plus including the Audi Virtual Cockpit. Audi Parking System Plus comes as standard, with audible and visual signals to help guide you into those tight spaces. The cross-traffic assist rear, available with the Vorsprung trim, helps you manoeuvre out of your parking spot, warning you of traffic passing behind you and applying the brake if required. Plus, if you struggle to get that steady speed when driving downhill, the hill descent control is there to provide you with a controlled descent in those challenging environments. The Q5 really is fully equipped for almost every landscape.

Safety

The Q5 has achieved a full five-star NCAP safety rating for its range of features, including front and rear ISOFIX child seat mountings with front passenger airbag deactivation switch, as well as side airbags for driver and front passenger seats. Audi’s revolutionary Break Recommendation system is also installed and analyses driving behaviour based on steering, pedals and gear lever movements, notifying you of the possible need to take a break if it detects a change in driving patterns.