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Audi Q5 hybrid running costs & insurance

The Audi Q5 TFSI e is competitively priced and cheap to run if you plug in regularly, but it’s easy to overspend on options and finance is expensive

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£35,245 - £96,705
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax cost (20/40%)
40-433yrs / 60,000 miles2yrs / 19,000 milesFrom £1,426 / £2,852

Plug the Q5 TFSI e in regularly and you could run around spending virtually nothing on fuel. Charging the battery at home will cost around £3 on an average domestic electricity tariff, or could be as little as £1 if you use off-peak tariffs.Company-car tax is very cheap, too, with the entry-level 50 TFSI e Sport costing £2,852 a year for 40% taxpayers as of April 2022 – cheaper than the plug-in hybrid Volvo XC60. Mind you, when available the 55 TFSI e engine was more closely matched to the cheapest XC60 T8 on power and equipment, coming in at just under £3,000 per year for a 40% payer.

Audi Q5 hybrid insurance group

The Audi Q5 starts at insurance group 41, which is very much in line with what you’ll pay on most high-end SUVs, if not a fraction lower than some rivals. Ratings top out at group 44 for the range-topping Vorsprung variant.

Warranty

Audi offers a three-year/60,000-mile warranty on the Q5, while the hybrid system's batteries are covered for 100,000 miles or eight years.

Servicing

The Q5 is clever enough to tell you when it needs servicing, which can vary depending on the sort of driving you do, but the standard schedule is for a service every two years or 19,000 miles – a longer interval than you’ll enjoy on most rivals.

Road tax

The Audi costs nothing to tax in the first year, but it costs the reduced rate for hybrid models from then on. Plus, it's subject to a premium surcharge each year of ownership from years two to six, pushing your annual bill during that time to around £500.

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