Audi’s Q5 model seems to have been with us for a very long time, so I found it surprising that it is still only in its second generation. But it’s recently been face-lifted, and we got to drive it on the roads near Rostov-on-Don. Which was probably about as representative a place as any to test a mid-size luxury SUV for the Russian market.
If you’re in the market for an SUV of this size, you won’t be stuck for choice. Pretty much every self-respecting car brand on the planet has one in their lineup these days. Even if we narrow things down to European cars, it’s a tough ask to pick a winner based on qualities alone. For most people, this isn’t a huge issue as they tend to have a pretty good idea of which car brand suits them the most. So they’ll just go with that. For those who are more open-minded about who should be building their next car, keep reading this review of the 2021 spec Audi Q5 45 TFSI.