The Audi Q5 is a stylish and premium family SUV that does almost everything very well indeed – as you can read in our Audi Q5 review. However it’s not the only posh SUV out there – it’s a rival to the likes of the Mercedes GLC, Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Macan and BMW X3. Read on to see how the Q5 compares to these cars in terms of size, and how it will fit into your life.
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The Audi Q5 is slightly longer than the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC, but it’s only a matter of a few millimetres so the interior space isn’t vastly different to its rivals. It’s also wider than the X3 and GLC, but shorter and narrower than the Jaguar F-Pace.
At 1,659mm, the Q5 of one of the tallest SUVs around.
Buy a Q5 and you’ll have more front headroom than either the coupe-like Jaguar F-Pace or the BMW X3, and it’s only a few millimetres shy of the Mercedes GLC. It’s the same story for headroom in the rear – it’s 7mm less than the GLC but 4mm more than the X3 and 21mm more than the F-Pace.
The rear shoulder room in the Q5 is slightly less than both the GLC and the X3 – the Audi’s 1,434mm plays 1,436mm and 1,458mm respectively – meaning that if you regularly travel with three passengers in the back, long journeys might not be quite so comfortable. Read our Audi Q5 passenger space review for more information.
|Shoulder room (front/rear)||1,466mm/1,434mm|
Besides the large 650-litre boot in the longer Jaguar F-Pace, the Q5 has exactly the same amount of boot space as the Mercedes GLC and BMW X3: 550 litres.
It’s the same story with the seats down, too. The F-Pace is well ahead of the chasing pack with 1,740 litres, compared to a nice, round 1,600 litres in the X3 and GLC. In the Audi, the official figure is 50 litres smaller, although the boot opening is a very usable and practical shape.
|Boot space (seats up)||550 litres|
|Boot space (seats down)||1,550 litres|
Fuel tank and turning circle
Here’s where the Audi does better than its competitors. It has a 70-litre fuel tank, which is three litres more than the BMW, four more than the Mercedes and 10 more than the Jaguar.
It’s also the mid-size SUV with the smallest turning circle, but it’s not a big difference compared to its rivals. The Q5 can turn around in 11.7 metres – the others all manage it in between 11.8 and 11.9 metres.
|Fuel tank||70 litres|
|Turning circle||11.7 metres|
Weight and towing capacity
With a weight of up to 1,770kg, the Q5 is one of the lightest in its class and it’s only beaten by the aluminium-bodied F-Pace. The GLC weighs 75kg more than the Q5 and the heaviest X3 tips the scales at a lardy 1,935kg.
Most of these vehicles can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 2,400kg, and all can tow an unbraked trailer weighing up to 750kg. However, the GLC can tow slightly more at 2,500kg.
|Max towing weight (braked/unbraked)||2,400kg/750kg|