Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 30 - 50 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

In terms of used values, the Q5 is competitive with alternatives like the BMW X3 and comes fairly well-equipped too. Entry-level models are likely to have cloth trim, though, which has less showroom appeal against leather-trimmed rivals at a similar cost.

However, Audi Q5 running costs are manageable, as road tax and fuel economy are both reasonable.

The biggest costs are likely to be insurance, parts and servicing at Audi dealerships; as the car gets older it's worth seeking out specialists. Remember that permanent all-wheel drive systems often need tyres replacing in sets of four for optimum reliability and performance, so always check the brand, tread and quality of tyres fitted to potential used buys.

Given that it comes with four-wheel drive Audi Q5 emissions are not that bad. The greenest model is the 2.0 TDI which emits 175g/km of CO2 and can return 42mpg.

Audi has a well-deserved and hard earned reputation for quality and so Audi Q5 reliability is reassuringly good. The Q5 uses engines from existing cars along with the proven quattro four-wheel drive system, so problems are fairlyy rare until higher mileages.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £170 - £340
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Insurance group 20 - 39
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