Q5 vs Evoque showdown
The Audi Q5 is an impressive car with a large boot and generous interior space for passengers. The Q5 is available with six engines. Petrol fans can choose from a pair of turbocharged 2.0-litre units that produce 178- and 208bhp, and a 237bhp 3.2-litre V6. However, the 141- and 168bhp 2.0-litre diesels make more sense because they’re strong, flexible and significantly cheaper to run. A 3.0-litre V6 diesel completes the line-up.
The Range Rover Evoque is equally as impressive and offers a choice of three engines, two body styles, three design themes and a wide range of options and accessories. The Range Rover Evoque is the first Land Rover with the option of two wheel drive which will add to its much improved fuel economy, reduce its weight and help to reduce emissions to approximately 130g/km. It is the most economical Range Rover with a 2.2 litre diesel engine expected to get close to 50mpg with stop/start technology.
The Audi Q5 wins on space and practicality; there is plenty of room for four adults and still room for 540 litres of luggage which is trebled with the rear seats down. The rear seats fold and recline, and there's the option of runners that gives them 100mm of fore and aft travel. A folding front passenger seat is also an option.
Space inside the Evoque has enough room for four people, although the Coupe is a little tighter than the five-door, and gaining access to its rear seats is tricky. In both bodies the rear cabin is fairly dark, but the optional panoramic glass roof brightens things up. The Evoque's boot is a little on the small side and its rear seats don't fold completely flat.
Prices for the Audi Q5 start at £28,000 and the Range Rover Evoque start at £27,955