THE EX­PERTS SAY

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Front Page -

In its four years on sale, the Q5 facelift sold more than 14,500 ex­am­ples in Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing more than 4000 in 2015. Over that pe­riod the Q5 con­sis­tently out­sold most of its sta­ble­mates but for the small A3.

Among cur­rent used list­ings, nearly 70 per cent are diesels.

The en­try level 2.0 TDI ($62,200 new) from late 2012 is $29,000. The flag­ship 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel ($75,500 new) is now worth $35,350.

For 2016, the base four-cylin­der diesel ($63,600 new) is val­ued at $43,400. The V6 diesel Sport Edi­tion Q5 ($83,355 new) is now $54,850.

Re­tained val­ues for the Q5 are com­pa­ra­ble with the BMW X3 for 2012, have held up bet­ter than for the Volvo XC60 but trail such con­tem­po­raries as the Range Rover Evoque and Mazda CX-5. For 2016, the Volvo, BMW, CX-5 and Evoque hold their value bet­ter than the Audi.

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