Audi A5 2012 vs Audi Q5 2008

Audi A5
2012 - 2016
Audi Q5
2008 - 2012
Body: CoupeCrossover / SUV
Crossovers and SUVs have better off-road capabilities (higher ground clearance, can have 4x4 drive), they are preferable for driving on unpaved roads and rural areas. Also, the driver's seating position is higher in a crossover or SUVs, which provides better visibility also in city. This usually comes at the cost of higher fuel consumption, increased weight and higher maintenance costs.
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.8 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 170 HP211 HP
Torque: 320 NM350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.2 seconds7.2 seconds
Audi Q5 is a more dynamic driving.
Audi A5 engine produces 41 HP less power than Audi Q5, whereas torque is 30 NM less than Audi Q5. Due to the lower power, Audi A5 reaches 100 km/h speed 1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.88.3
Real fuel consumption: 8.1 l/100km11.1 l/100km
The Audi A5 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi A5 consumes 2.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi Q5, which means that by driving the Audi A5 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 375 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi A5 consumes 3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi Q5.
Fuel tank capacity: 63 litres75 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1080 km in combined cycle900 km in combined cycle
1230 km on highway1100 km on highway
770 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption
Audi A5 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Engine production duration: 4 years5 years
Engine spread: Used also on Audi A4Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Audi A4, Audi A5
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Audi Q5 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.63 m4.63 m
Width: 1.85 m1.90 m
Height: 1.37 m1.65 m
Audi A5 is smaller.
Audi A5 and Audi Q5 are practically the same length.
Trunk capacity: 455 litres540 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
829 litres1560 litres
Audi Q5 has more luggage space.
Audi A5 has 85 litres less trunk space than the Audi Q5. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Audi Q5 (by 731 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.5 meters12 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A5 is 0.5 metres less than that of the Audi Q5, which means Audi A5 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9552`320
Safety: no data

Audi Q5 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Audi A5 has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Audi Q5, so Audi Q5 quality is probably better
Average price (€): 17 00011 400
Pros and Cons: Audi A5 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
Audi Q5 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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