The Auto Trader expert verdict:
Basically like the regular Q5 but with a sloping, coupe-like roofline, the Q5 Sportback nails the kind of on-trend, sporty and aspirational image Audi buyers love. While the car on which it is based isn’t the freshest SUV on the block the Sportback gets all the latest tech, feels well-made and has a wide range of hybrid, petrol and diesel engines, some with serious performance if you want it. Rivals would include the Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe but, while the Sportback range includes part-electrified plug-in hybrid options, there are now pure EV alternatives in this premium crossover sector, the Polestar 2 and Jaguar I-Pace both desirable and powerful models with the attraction of cheaper running costs to boot.
Reasons to buy:
- Like a Q5 but sportier
- High quality interior
- Lots of tech