Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

With 540 litres of boot space the Q5 boasts better luggage room than the A4 Avant - it can also carry more than alternatives like the Volvo XC60 or BMW X3.

With a wide load area and small boot lip, loading and unloading bulky or heavy objects is easy. Usefully there's also extra storage hidden below the boot floor and although rear legroom isn't huge, the Q5 is still practical enough for families. An optional sliding seat allows the rear bench to split fold and slide back and forth independently.

In the front there's plenty of stowage including decent door pockets, a large central cubby and a good-sized glovebox. There's also the option of a clever 'climate cup holder' which cools drinks to 3C or can heat them to 58C.

How safe is the 2008-2016 Audi Q5?

Audi’s mid-sized 4x4 was crash tested in 2009 under Euro NCAP's more stringent criteria. This is one overall rating (from one to five stars) that covers adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and a new area of assessment - safety assist.

It was awarded the maxmum five stars and scored impressively well for child safety, so Audi Q5 safety levels are impressive.

Electronic stability control (ESP) comes as standard along with advanced Hill descent Control for off road driving. All cars get six airbags along with Isofix child seat mounting points in the back.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi Q5 (08-16).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

S Line Plus equipment

S Line Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S Line Plus optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

S Line Special Ed equipment

S Line Special Ed standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line Special Ed optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats