Audi Q5 2021 review - better than a BMW X3 & Mercedes GLC?
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This is the updated Audi Q5!
It may only be a facelift rather than an all-new model, but the question is - does the new Q5 have what it takes to stand out and gain your attention over key competitors like the Mercedes GLC & BMW X3?
Well for starters, it certainly looks the part! Sure, it’s not that different to the old model, but you still get a couple of nice changes, including a wider grille at the front and LEDs as standard (with the option to get Matrix LEDs if you choose a higher-spec model).
When it comes to performance, the range-topper is a hybrid 2-litre turbo petrol, which combined with the electric motor will deliver 370hp! It’s also worth remembering that all models come with AWD as standard, as well as an automatic gearbox… But then again, would you expect anything else?!
So what do you think - can the Q5 really take on the GLC and X3? Or would you choose the Mercedes or BMW instead? You’ll have to keep watching to see which you should go for!
00:00 Intro
00:48 Price
01:20 Exterior Design
03:42 Interior
06:54 Back Seats
09:23 Boot
11:42 Five Annoying Things
13:30 Five Cool Things
14:49 Engines
15:54 Driving
18:47 0-60mph
19:51 Verdict
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  • carwow

    Come on then - Q5 vs GLC vs X3. Which are you choosing? VOTE below!

    • jolan Grencio
      jolan Grencio

      @carwow |jjjjjjkl

    • Pradeep N
      Pradeep N

      Q5 for sure! I own the 2020 and it hasn't disappointed

    • Kannaya Suman
      Kannaya Suman

      Bmw X3

    • Owen Walsh
      Owen Walsh


    • Islander

      @carwow as a SQ5 owner I'd say Q5 😀

  • jolan Grencio
    jolan Grencio


  • Yngwie Martin
    Yngwie Martin

    The Mexican Q5 is more expensive than the German way !

  • David Olyott
    David Olyott

    Coz I'm Mat Watson, and this is Carwow. I tried to subscribe a second time.

  • Sandro

    That's a car or a shoe box .... It is VERY boring to watch, but I imagine the driving is correct and good. But I wouldn't buy it.

  • Volodymyr Kovalchuk
    Volodymyr Kovalchuk

    Nice review. 32 MPG equals 7.35 L/100 km. Which is actually awesome for a car like this with powerful tubro-4. Given that the modern diesel motors are cut in power due to environment regulations, for most people I guess 2.0T would be the most adequate choice if you average 20-25 thousand KM per year. If you do more than 50 thousand km, then the economy from diesel will be more substantial. However I doubt it is very important in 50-60k USD car.

  • Rigoberto Garza
    Rigoberto Garza

    4:20 nice check engine light!

    • Yashar

      It’s because the engine is off and he has the accessories on. It shows the check engine light till you turn in the car.

  • Larry David
    Larry David

    Is it me, but the more i watch Mat, i wonder why he was never an option for Top Gear!

  • Pablo

    All German cars are dreadful.

  • Alteregosens Lucas
    Alteregosens Lucas

    Sorry to say, but it’s another boring Audi car. Only interesting are RS. THANK YOU BMW, at least they brought some standards.

  • Hunter Halcombe
    Hunter Halcombe

    13:27 this is why I love this channel so much, hhahahahaaha

  • Bboy RSA
    Bboy RSA

    disliking the video thanks to the orgy of ads.

  • الحقيقة

    If you’re watching this video I hope you get this car and achieve all of your dreams

  • Ron Mathew
    Ron Mathew

    Can you please carry out a comparison review with the new 2021 Range Rover Velar?

  • Hassan Ali
    Hassan Ali

    i hope mat mentions his height when sitting in the back because i am 6,6 278 pounds and i wanna know if i fit there or not 😂

  • Georgii Tam
    Georgii Tam

    Damm audi is so bad in the interior. It look likes an audi from 2012 Audi don't go back the past we want future. Very Very sad 😥

  • Reza Alemi
    Reza Alemi

    Please do a dragrace with Audi TTRS and Mercedes Benz AMG A45s

  • Simon Simon
    Simon Simon

    A hideous, vulgar monstrosity: ideal for the greedy riff-raff snobs with nothing better to spend their money on!!

  • Joe Perry
    Joe Perry

    People complaining about the load floor lift over until it saves them from a jar of pickles that rolled out and shattered on the garage floor. I’ll take the lifting a few inches.

  • Valkyness

    Can we get a review of the updated Mercedes GLC/coupe and BMW X3

  • Millionaire

    The new Genesis GV70 makes many of these midsized level SUVs look rather boring 🤔. The GV70 has the wow factor with Japanese reliability to boot!

  • Mike Carr
    Mike Carr

    14:15 "This is the voice of the Mysterons..."

  • Parm H
    Parm H

    Is it 550 liter in boot or 520???

  • Andy Bils
    Andy Bils

    Them pesky pop out banners are still missing? But work on other channels fine 🤔

  • evan chikuta
    evan chikuta

    I hate how ignorant of ACTUAL car technology and product design Matt is. Every "review" he does is riddled with criticisms of things that are inarguably merits of the vehicle. 🤦🏾‍♀️ In what world is a boot lip a problem? After all these years, he STILL doesn’t know that a load lip serves to stop things rolling out of your boot (especially when parked at an incline)??? Matt is NOT a motoring journalist. He’s a car salesman-cum-crappy-youtuber. 😖😖 p.s. Only performance fanboys and zealots care about fake body work! The average consumer only cares that it looks good. 🤷‍♀️

  • A A
    A A

    Don’t like it, never did, never will.

  • İslam Şeyxzamanlı
    İslam Şeyxzamanlı

    When they are gonna do İnterior like Q7 or Q8?

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clark

    Congratulations Mat Watson for finding 20 mins of things to say about an impossibly dull car.

  • impete r
    impete r

    Any South Africans here?

  • Baba

    13:25 I am dead man

  • sky works
    sky works

    Sorry Audi, just stupid to make the system only touch screen. I drive the 2018 Audi A4 which had the same interior then the pre facelift Q5 and the system is much more easy to use and more important safe. I never need to streech my had. What where you thinking Audi. For that I would never upgrade to only touch screen since I just hate it.

  • Ash S
    Ash S

    Those slots in the glove box are for SD cards btw

  • Joyful4life

    Can they start making car interiors all black.. its very dingy!.. try some bright colours maybe?

  • HROtakuReviews

    The little slit in the center console storage is actually for the key fob itself. At least, that's what it was like in the A4 I drove. Otherwise, it's pretty pointless. lol.

  • Bodyrocker888

    He was in the woods a long time..... me thinks he met a bear..... 🌈 😉

  • Felix Nöbauer
    Felix Nöbauer

    Looks much better than the Mercedes and the BMW

  • Stu F
    Stu F

    Lovely on the inside apart from the useless storage but so very very dull on the outside

  • Art Vandelay
    Art Vandelay

    Looks better for sure, less grandma lookin

  • Andrew Baines
    Andrew Baines

    Why don’t you like load lip on the boot, at least your luggage won’t fall on the floor when you open the boot

  • Ishaan Kaushik
    Ishaan Kaushik

    I am confused between glc and q5 which one is better to buy

  • Kev Breezy
    Kev Breezy

    team audi

  • asdh

    To many ads... so in quit looking 👋

  • Wouter Sandstra
    Wouter Sandstra

    audi: yhea itl do 6.1 seconds. Matt on a wet road: 5.5 secs

  • Miltos Vouty
    Miltos Vouty

    I’m always happy to hear “ze German” Mat! 🤣🤣

  • Anele Magubane
    Anele Magubane

    Please do an in-depth review on the Lamborghini urus

  • Emil Serbacov
    Emil Serbacov

    Dacia Duster or Lada Niva....

  • WhateverNevermind

    The most uninspiring car on sale

  • Benjamin Nabulsi
    Benjamin Nabulsi

    Audio is muffled 😪

  • jurgendanhof

    Nothing will change, as long as people keep buying them.

  • Adam

    This car looks like it is from the mid 2000s, not far off the focus mk2 design language

  • RiskyKaZe

    Fake Contest: BMW Supra OR Audi Q5

  • Samed Ibrahimovic
    Samed Ibrahimovic

    Audi best

  • Fawaz Alshammari
    Fawaz Alshammari

    I’ve never seen Matt so not in the mood for a car review like this one 🤣👌

  • Coldcustard

    Why would anyone buy an ICE for a new car now

  • Michael Nguyen
    Michael Nguyen

    For Sale: "a press review car by CarWow" Slightly driven and was handled with CARE by Mat Watson from Carwow. 😏

  • Daniel Andrade
    Daniel Andrade

    those little holders in the glove compartment are for SD cards. For your camera or the radio nav thingy in the glove compartment.

  • Kristian Diaz
    Kristian Diaz

    In the US that car is basically a Premium Plus SQ5, but with a 4 cylinder

  • Jake Squires
    Jake Squires

    When are you doing a review of the new ford kuga

  • Arshad Shaikh
    Arshad Shaikh

    Looking cool

  • Ricardo Marques
    Ricardo Marques

    That Beetle like back is extra ugly. 🤮

  • Snapshots

    Help me carwow for a free cheap car, I have no car 🥺, I see since Car buyer

  • сарвиноз рахимова
    сарвиноз рахимова


  • AUS-Reviews

    Audi Suv's look as good as Tucson XD

  • Roman Krasnov
    Roman Krasnov

    try not to use question mark. every video with a question mark

  • Thimios Skrimpas
    Thimios Skrimpas

    11:26 Like as a Lucifer saying "Bloody Hell".

  • Abhinav John
    Abhinav John

    Follow me on Instagram

  • Odessa Strickland
    Odessa Strickland

    The zonked chance intialy jail because quality apically handle amid a ill celery. annoying, naughty dressing

  • costafilh0

    No RS No GO

  • Ollie Stammers
    Ollie Stammers

    I love the new Audi Q5

  • Ajay Khan
    Ajay Khan

    Please can you review 21 plate Q3. I ordered mine i want you to review it pls

  • Joseph Misekabu
    Joseph Misekabu

    *Matt why don't you test cars on public roads it was actually way better back then, then rather testing it on a track we all don't drive cars on tracks*

  • O U
    O U

    Need a 2021 Range Rover Vogue/ Discovery / Evoque reviews with the new infotainment and Steering wheel updates. Love!!

  • petewoodroffemusic

    Audio very deep and muffled!!

  • Sergeant Schlumpf
    Sergeant Schlumpf

    Oh.. I forgot to mention in the Seat Cupra vid’s comments: you forgot to see if it’s rear windows went down all the way.

  • Andrija Božičević
    Andrija Božičević

    What is the problem about sun roof. It's slow but at least it's not noisy

  • Sergeant Schlumpf
    Sergeant Schlumpf

    6:28 SD cards there matt. 😉 ☺️🤫

  • Abhishek Verma
    Abhishek Verma

    bored of these high end car reviews only.. can we have some "normal" cars review ?

  • Mrfatmanjunior

    Why does matt say O-led, just say oled like the rest of us.

  • Pete .C
    Pete .C

    VAG still getting their figures wrong in 2021

  • Dwayne Sealy
    Dwayne Sealy

    "I forgot my hands are all dirty" That made me laugh out WAY harder than it should have.

  • Toto M
    Toto M

    Really Like to see the SQ5, vorsprug it’s a different beast and gotta be worth the review. Maybe best in its class where as I definitely think there is better options at 2ltr SUV as Matt has shown here.

  • Javo Ambrosi
    Javo Ambrosi

    Made in Mexico, for the entire world in Audi Plant in Puebla

  • Sanil Khanivadekar
    Sanil Khanivadekar

    Matt so mny ads in 2 min intervals. U r goin dwn. Unsudscribed u jus nw

  • General Admiral Aladeen Of the Republic of Wadiya
    General Admiral Aladeen Of the Republic of Wadiya

    9:26 is the cameraman sleeping?

  • k0walsk

    By far the worst looking in the segment. Audi needs to step up their exterior design game. Simplify & modernize! I know it's hard but they for sure have the manpower and the talent for it!

  • Berto López
    Berto López

    If you want to buy good SUV that is fun to drive well equipped for the price, buy an Alfa Romeo Stelvio

  • Jimmy McGill
    Jimmy McGill

    Anyone else think the infotainment screen in the middle looks absolutely shit? I hate it when car makers just put screens onto their dash and don't like mould it into the dash

  • Granny Gives Head
    Granny Gives Head

    He said track and didn't get a kick in the bottom. Someone is sleeping on their job.. this is a painfully average car

  • sandile wonderboy
    sandile wonderboy

    When is carwow, coming also to south africa not just UK deals

  • Amit D
    Amit D

    That German accent!!! :)

  • Ante Vukoja
    Ante Vukoja

    we can finally see the cameraman: 9:25

  • Marc Aaron
    Marc Aaron

    Nice refresh on Audi Q5 ... Audi, Volvo & other over the pond vehicles used to have amber/orange rear turn signals, can see better & safer too. Bring them back !!! Good review ! Slainte' ! Cheers !

  • MrVoayer

    "Vorsprung durch Technik" is equivalent to "Lead by Technology". "Vorsprung" is pronounced like for-sh-prung ! For further references only !

  • Cartechs

    Till now Mat says pop up banners more than anything else!

  • P M Thell
    P M Thell


  • L m
    L m

    Am I one of the few who uses the car's system instead of Android Auto or if I had an iPhone, their system? I wish Audi kept the MMI wheel when they added the touch screen. I love using it when driving. Much easier.

  • Robin Baby
    Robin Baby

    Boring video. Now carwow videos are really annoying....

  • MrBravo143

    Looks dated..

  • Neil Murphy
    Neil Murphy

    Why do Audi's rear Windows not go fully down

  • Darren Hoggett
    Darren Hoggett

    Had the petrol one of these on test recently, which is NOT the one to buy. Lack of lowdown power and the ride was too firm as you need Air suspension and only gets 30 mpg on a run. So unless you can get a big discount, the diesels are the ones to go for as the engine suits the car a lot better and has better fuel economy over the petrol. The car is still very spec sensitive, with black alloy wheels to be avoided, plus arguably not as good looking at versions of a few years back too.