The Audi Q5 is Audi’s answer to the BMW X3 and Land Rover Freelander, and to the criticisms made of its own full-size SUV, the Q7, that it is just too large for the road.
Available with a choice of engines (and more to come as the Q5 becomes established) this is a Road Test of the bread-and-butter model, the 2.0 litre TDI, which Audi reckons will be the biggest seller. Offering 40+mpg, good road-holding and handling, this is yet another feather in Audi’s cap.
With a general move by car buyers in the direction of smaller cars, this is an important car for Audi. You can also read our 2009 Audi Q5 Review.