THROUGH THE RANGE
Our guide to which trim level might suit you FROM launch, this high-power 187bhp 2.0 TDI is the only diesel engine available in the new Q5. But it’s offered on all trim levels in the regular line-up. Incidentally, there’s also a petrol-powered V6 turbo SQ5 at the top of the range that focuses on performance.
Go for the TDI, as most buyers are likely to, and on a 36-month PCP deal limited to 10,000 miles per year, with a £4,500 deposit on the entry-level SE, the Q5 costs £453 per month. But you don’t get sat-nav, making the Sport worth the extra £15 per month.
Above this, our S line-spec test car will cost you £495 per month, and brings LED lights, larger 19-inch alloys and sportier styling. While the S line is definitely the sharpest-looking choice, Sport trim offers the best balance between cost and kit. Our choice: 2.0 TDI quattro Sport S tronic