All-wheel drive is standard for all trims.
The powerful engine is quick to respond and it's punchy.
Handling is well controlled and steering is accurate with a good weight.
Firm brake pedal controls the predictable stopping force with ease.
Good amount of passenger comfort features come standard.
High marks for safety provide certainty to the potential buyer.
Ease of entry in cramped parking spaces.
Legroom and headroom are generous for a middleweight size.
Seats provide all-day comfort without stressing the lower body.
Ride quality is a good balance of impact absorption and comfort.
No rear-wheel drive configuration available.
Fewer options for advanced safety and driver assist technologies, unlike its bigger SUV sibling.
No third row of seats at the back.
Visually identical to the less expensive Q5.
No option for smaller wheels which can be better for handling and ride quality.
Rear seats are a little flat and could be more ergonomic.
Ventilated seats are only available for the front rows.
Space for cargo isn’t as big as others in its category.
Fuel economy is reduced from the ordinary Q5.
More expensive than the Q5, given the very similar creature comfort features available.