Audi Q5 SUV (2008-2016): owner reviews

"The compact Audi Q5 is easy to drive and has a practical interior. However, firm suspension and a high price dent its overall appeal."

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

Price
£39,425 - £65,670
80%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 19reviews
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Common Problems

  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0 Turbo Gasoline S-line

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car, very comfortable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
EXCELLENT NO PROBLEMS SINCE NEW
Running Cost

4 out of 5

FUEL COULD BE BETTER BUT HAVE HAD NO OTHER COSTS BAR SERVICING AND WHEELS

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Love it - its so easy and comfortable to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

S line special edition, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent car, fantastic cabin, only gripe seems to be a sluggish take off from standstill to the point where i need to move it to sport mode on the auto box to give me confidence at busy junctions or roundabouts. I have the 2.0 tdi 7 speed paddle auto

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S Line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Just the best car i've ever had

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s-line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Review
It has met all of my expectations

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

s line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very happy; although, it was expensive to buy.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0 Petrol TFSI

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
I bought this car in April 2016, it is now August and I am looking to change it. Has all the buttons and whistles, very comfortable and great to tow (you don't notice you have two full size horses behind you at all!). However the fuel and oil consumption is crippling. In the 5k miles I have driven I have added 4Litres of oil to the engine. On a long run (which I do many of) with no weight in the car I am lucky to achieve 30mpg. Around town it's varied widely between 17 and 25mpg.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

20.t

Year of registration

2013

Bought Car

Used
Review
Don't buy an Audi Q5, it's a pretty bad car because it has lots of problems with it, so I do not recommend this car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

3.0 Ltr TDI S-Line

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
On our second Q5, found tyre wear on the first very bad, changed the model to harder and found it much better if slightly more noise. The new one is fantastic, have found a big difference in the handling and ride. 15 months old and not been near the dealers or tyre shops. Engine pick up and gearbox is very smooth. Panoramic roof make an annoying squeak when shut.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very Good
Performance

5 out of 5

Gives others a shock for an SUV
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption could be better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
ok so far

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
Excellent.no problems whatsoever.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No additional costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
nothing has failed nothing has fell off
Running Cost

4 out of 5

30 mpg is a combination of towing a 1500 kg caravan and urban driving

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Ownwd the car for over 2 years with only 1 real fault which needed Audi roadside to attend to. Otherwise no mechanical issues.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable thirst for fuel. Audi brand spare parts expensive. Tyres extortionate price. Needed a new set at 25,000 miles.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Just one problem fixed under warranty - new differential required
Running Cost

4 out of 5

MPG is extremely good for an SUV. Can't comment on the price of spares or servicing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
My q5 is just fantastic .It Oozes quality ,easy to drive while at the same time is so practical. I only wish audi could chnage the ride quality on all its cars.It Is just that litle bit hard at times but i have got used to it now. I love this car which is very economical for a car its size.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

TFSI 2.0 SE

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I bought this car from new and thought I was buying a 'prestige' car as Audi have a great name. As I drove it out of garage I thought this is great I had never had a car like this, so luxurious. Little did I know. I bought it April 2011 and by August 2011 oil light had come on and had to be topped up. I thought nothing of this until I noticed that oil level was dropping very fast. I called dealer to be told this is 'normal' and Audi say that litre of oil for every thousand or so miles was within normal range, my reply was that not even an old banger goes through that amount of oil. This problem continued and I took it back to dealer and they did an oil consumption test which concluded that there was a problem with conrods and pistons which basically meant my engine had to be rebuilt, this was done under warranty but still not good for a brand new car. Around November 2011 my car started cutting out while I was driving it Audi assist had to be called this time there was a problem with the fuel line, back to Audi for repair again. The oil problem continues and my car is back at Audi as I type this for oil consumption test AGAIN. I'm hoping they get to the bottom of this problem as it has had this oil consumption test done at least 3 times.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Reliability is good although as I have had the problems listed I am always waiting for something to happen.
Performance

4 out of 5

Overall performance is good although I have had the problems listed.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I mainly do town driving to get to work and I find that for the size of car it is quite economical.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 tdi s line plus

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Was looking at X3,evoque & Q5 and the Q5 won, Awesome car, feels solid, drives well and very pleased,Lots of space in rear & boot, good base models spec, we went for s line plus with the options at extra expense if anything else is required, panoramic roof is lush and beautiful when open so much light into the cabin :-)
Reliability

5 out of 5

No issues so far !!
Performance

5 out of 5

177bhp 0-60 9 sec Good performance for a diesel 4x4 in tax band Gand maintaining mpg :-)
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good mpg,shocking to fill, but that's the cost of fuel !

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S Line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great drive and very comfortable whether for short or long journeys. Excellent build quality and surprisingly agile - it has been exactly what i was looking for as a practical family car, with good room for the dog too.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S-Line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Its by far the best car i have owned - nice to drive, quiet, comfortable and very practical.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Its a audi say no more

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sportline, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SQ5

Year of registration

15

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Great engine mixing practicality, efficiency and fun when you want it. Only alternative would have been a BMW and their dealers were shocking, plus the car they took me out in had trim falling off it (£50k car - I don't think so!). Anyway I bought this and have fallen for the engine - it's great (even better than the test drive). 40mpg on long drives yet quicker than my old Porsche to 60. Looks are a bit yesterday - guess design is 10yrs old. Equally people under estimate its power because it is quite ordinary to look at, which can be fun. Ride is good with out being exceptional. It's practical without being huge. At the price nothing else made sense. Porsche too expensive with options, Land Rover are terribly badly built and the engines are boring, BMW dodgy looks, image, dealers (I wasn't impressed and went to 3 franchises - lazy sales people), not convinced about quality.
Reliability
Fingers crossed nothing yet
Performance

5 out of 5

:-). That's a BIG smile
Running Cost
Fine for a quick 2 ton car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
New car but perfect - previous Audis also without problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not cheap - Audi parts are dear - and 3.0litre not most economical but chosen for the excellent driving experience. Good value.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Servicing expensive

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
not had it long enough to realy judge on reliability
Running Cost

2 out of 5

thirsty

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A great car, comfy, good to drive, handles and performs well, negatives are higher fue lconsumption from petrol engine and a string of annoying electric faults, probably due to this being a pre -production car. However still remains a well built and quality 4x4, i would recommend.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SLine, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Awesome

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

S-line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
no problems at all so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

quite heavy on fuel, Audi parts not cheap!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Nop faults whatsoever to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not as good as published data

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s-line special edition, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellant vehicle great fun to drive comfortable and feels very solid

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very pleased, covered 20000 miles with no issues. Styling, toys and refinement are everything i require in a car. The car was a demonstrator with only 2000 miles on the clock and some options i would not have chose. I will be replacing in mar 12 for a new q5, unless something new tempts me; the new bmw x3 looks technically tasty, but less keen on the looks.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
As expected so far

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The q5 is excellent in every department except the ride.My Car has drive select , a must have option for the q5.I Recomend the q5 whole heartadly as you soon get used to the ride its practical,stylish,roomy and above all its so easy to drive ,dos not feels like a big car.

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