Audi Q5 as of 2008
The compact Audi Q5 embodies the happy medium between Q3 and Q7 among the Audi SUVs. When it comes to workmanship, materials, and sophisticated engineering, it is not inferior to its brothers in anything. This is made clear not least by its victory in the SUV class in the DEKRA Used Car Report 2017.
Technically, the Q5 is based on the platform A4 and, with a length of 4.63 meters, offers a lot of space for passengers and their luggage. The seats are comfortable, while the trunk volume is at medium-class level with 540 liters and can be extended to a stately 1,560 liters once the separate back seats have been folded down. A practical, longitudinally movable rear seat bench is offered as an additional option.
The driving performance reveals the sporty genes of the Audi SUV. It is assured on bends, keeps unerringly to the lane, driving straight, can be steered precisely, and moves with agility through the traffic. At the same time, it impresses with balanced driving comfort, which increases further thanks to an adaptive chassis (optional). Those who love their cars sporty and are willing to compromise on comfort find the congenial partner in the firm sports chassis of the S-line package.
Normally, a turbo diesel engine works under the hood of a used Q5. The role of entry-level engine is played by the 2.0 TDI with 150 hp/110 kW. Besides the four-wheel drive variants, it is the only Q5 version with front-wheel drive. The 258 hp/190 kW-strong six-cylinder 3.0 TDI is considered a technical delicacy, coming up with convincing dynamics (0-100 in 6.2 seconds) but contenting itself with a standard consumption of 6.3 liters.
The 2.0 and 3.0 TFSI direct injection petrol engines (up to 272 hp/200 kW), which provide drive in approximately every tenth Q5, do not deal wastefully with fuel either. The Q5 Hybrid 2.0 TFSI Quattro, whose system performance consisting of petrol and an electric engine amounts to 245 hp /180 kW, appeals to environmentally aware drivers.
The good safety equipment includes six airbags and ESP as standard. In addition, various assistants such as active cruise control as well as full beam, lane keeping, and lane change assistants have been available as extras since the start of production (2008).
Audi had great success with the Q5 that was launched in 2008 and is also very popular with used-car buyers. Across all mileage ranges, it leaves a very good impression and thus in total ranks first in the SUV class. Congratulations! Noteworthy in the defects score is at most the slighly increased number of stone chipped windscreens.