5Audi Q5

Audi Q5

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5Audi Q5
2.7

63 reviews

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35%13%52%

Build Quality
2.4
Value for Money
2.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.3
Noise Level
3.9
Braking
3.9
Acceleration / Power
3.4
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
3.9
Fuel Efficiency
3.3
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
3.6
Boot Size
3.5
Comfort
3.8
Features
3.4

Reviews

63 reviews
Lui
LuiGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Q5 8R.I TFSI
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Joe
Joe2 posts
  Q5

Avoid q5

Had to replace the engine at 75000km don't buy a q5 definitely the worst thing you can do Show details
John
JohnPerth, WA
  Q5 FY TDI design

Classy piece of junk

Bought as a demo 4000kms
Now at 95000kms. So far:
Back end replaced. Warranty. They couldn’t figure out the fault, so replace the lot.
Add blue pipe failed covering motor in adblue. $1000+ for plastic pipe
Engine mounts, fluid filled, leaked, replaced @ 70,00kms. $1,000
Diesel particulate filter system now stuffed. Forced regents, all sensors replaced. Now will be removed. $4,000+
Windows go down when up switch activated.
Auto handbrake work..sometimes. Scary.
All of this on a regularly serviced carefully driven city vehicle.
Ordering a Prado. Never again! Show details
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Charlie M.
Charlie M.3 posts
  Verified Q5 8R.I FSI

Terrible quality. Avoid Audi

I don't have the time to list the numerous faults and exorbitant repair costs. If you're after a quality German brand look at BMW or a Merc instead. OK one example: the water pump (which is made from plastic) started leaking because it warped. $1200. Other brands use a metal water pump and if it leaks you need a new gasket $100. Show details
Brett
BrettGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Q5 FY 50 TDI sport

BEWARE

Diesel Particular Filter fault, pre sense warning fault, apple car play fault, boot senor fault, clunking brake and accelerator, Audi Australia or the dealership will not answer their phones or provide any correspondence/ comment on the issues. The car has been sitting in the service centre for nearly 3months, waiting for repairs, waiting the DPF to be manufactured. Show details
Ian
IanCentral, SA3 posts
  Q5 8R.I TDI

Brilliant motor car, sporty yet a good functional SUV

We bought this vehicle as a second car to transport our 64kg Newfoundland. It now gets used more than our other car which is brand new. Car is serviced regularly. Show details
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Rocky
RockyFar North Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Q5 8R.II TFSI

Very expensive to maintain and unrealiable

2016 model tfsi q5. Only 5 years old .always serviced from Audi centre, well looked after car but hard to maintain.already given 6000$ quotation work to do on next service.
AAA
AAASydney, NSW5 posts
  Q5 8R.I FSI

Good to admire until warranty has expired

Bought brand new from dealer. Always serviced at dealership for that periodic and glorious $1000 car wash.
As if it's timed into the car, planks started to come off 4 years into ownership (had some minor issues during warranty, which the dealership fixed).
Problems become more expensive with time. To date, I only clocked ~ 70K KM on the car over 10 years of ownership. Simply, the build quality / reliability is terrible.
We are now on the market for a new car. No more Audi's (or German cars for that matter, perhaps except for Porsche).
These cars only make sense if you are leasing, or on a company car, otherwise you are sitting on a time bomb. Show details
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Gordon Morris
Gordon MorrisFar North Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Q5 8R.II TDI

Worst car I have owned

After having a Q5 for 5 years prior to owning the current same model car, the same and more issues have experienced with only some fixed by replacing parts and not solving the ongoing issue.
The main issue with this car and the previous one is the ongoing Lambra probe failure.
Secondly failed adblue pipes failing twice and allowing Audi to install an update which has made a good smooth gearbox a random clunky gearbox, and refuse to fix iy or roll back the update.
Never will I buy an Audi again. Show details
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Arko
Arko3 posts
  Q5 8R.II TFSI
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Jusdan78
Jusdan78Victoria3 posts
  Q5

Terrible Customer Service( -⭐️)

Yup, oil consumption issues. Had the test and within 100km it needed oil again... how can a company treat customers so bad and not rectify a manufacturing design fault - this was a fault in the design before I even bought the car and yet they don’t repair it. Even after the oil test the service guys forgot to top up the oil and I ran out 4km away... no help from the Audi dealership when I called they said go buy some just after I paid $700 for the two part oil tests. Show details
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Carol
CarolSydney, NSW
  Q5

Worst car I’ve ever owned

We bought the Audi Q5 new and as a family car. After the first 6,000kms it has been riddled with massive problems. It has cost us thousands and thousands of dollars each year. Every time we drive it - we live in fear of another dash light going on and another monumental problem. This car has been a disaster. We will never buy another Audi. Show details
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Chucky
ChuckySouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Q5

High quality build

Using as a daily commute the vehicle is very intuitive and build quality is awesome. Being a tech-head as well as a car fanatic I have found the technical superiority over other makes astounding. Highly recommended. Show details
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GRP
GRPGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  Q5 8R.II TDI

Terrible car, worse customer service from Audi

2014 Q5 owned since new. Riddled with problems over the years. Has been recalled several times. Now an airbag crash sensor has failed during an Audi service and they are refusing to fix the problem. Claiming a sensor is a consumable item Show details
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Jade
Jade
  Q5 8R.I TDI

Excellent

We have the 2011 3.0TDI V6 Diesel, it has been amazing with nil issues, has high kms now 240,000kms now and it’s absolutely faultless, such a nice car to drive and comfortable, if you are looking to buy a Q5 the 3.0TDI is the way to go. Also holds its value well. Compared to the TFSI petrol models. Show details

Questions & Answers

Curtis A.
Curtis A. · Q5 8R.I TDI (2009-2012)

Looking to purchase a 2011 v6 3.0 quattro diesel, it has 190k kms, just wondering what to look out for?

Ian
Ian  

At that number of kilometres I would look for gearbox problems. Apart from that they aree a great little car

Chee Y.
Chee Y. · Q5 8R.II TFSI (2012-2016)

Bought in 2017. Serviced according to log box with Audi dealer but once it approached 3 years, it kept having problems. Decided to use independent mechanic (not cheap either). Same issue, problems each time. Just reached 100,000kms. Mechanic told me right CV joint needs replacement, $1500. EPC light comes on, turbo needs replacement, about $4500. Anyone with similar issues? Is there any way I can get it fixed at lower costs?

Rocky
Rocky  

Got my outer cv joint done in About 800-900. In cairns. Not sure about other things.

Gin
Gin · Q5 8R.I (2009-2012)

Hi looking at a q5 with a 3.2 v6. 2009 , it’s a simpler setup. Haven’t seen bad reviews here. Is because there are so few of them sold and therefore less complaints or that they are more reliable?

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CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $82,582$67,345$71,922
TransmissionAutomaticDual-Clutch (DCT)AutomaticDual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselPetrolDieselPetrol
Wheels20" Alloy18" Alloy21" Alloy20" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.3 L/100km7.1 L/100km6.5 L/100km7.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L70 L65 L70 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L6 Cylinder 3.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power210kW @ 4000rpm185kW @ 6000rpm210kW @ 4000rpm185kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque620Nm @ 1500-3000rpm370Nm @ 1600-4500rpm620Nm @ 1500-3000rpm370Nm @ 1600-4500rpm
Country of ManufactureMexicoMexicoMexicoMexico
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,000 kg2,000 kg2,000 kg2,000 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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