THE EXPERTS SAY
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.