Used Audi Q5 (2008 - 2016) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Aug 2015
With sharp styling, a comfortable cabin and one of the best handling in its class, the Audi Q5 is a superb all-round SUV. It's considerably smaller than the Q7, making it much easier to drive and park, but still offers decent interior space and a large boot too.

3 out of 5

Running costs

In terms of list price, the Q5 is competitive with alternatives like the BMW X3 and comes fairly well-equipped too. Although the absence of leather seats on entry-level models is poor considering the price tag.

However, Audi Q5 running costs are manageable thanks to reasonable road tax and fuel economy are both reasonable.

The biggest costs are likely to be insurance (group 14 for the 2.0 TDI up to group 17 for the 3.0 TDI) along with parts and servicing at Audi dealerships.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,232 - £1,561 *


£991 - £1,339 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable according to on-board computer.


Three years or 60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£165.00 - £330.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Given that it comes with four-wheel drive Audi Q5 emissions are not that bad. The greenest model is the 2.0 TDI which emits 175g/km of CO2 and can return 42mpg.

Find the exact engine and CO2