Land Rover Defender vs Audi Q5 Comparison

    Land Rover Defender

    Audi Q5

    2024 Land Rover
    Defender
    vs
    2024 Audi
    Q5
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.4
    8.1
    0.0
    Based on the Land Rover Defender 110 P525 V8 (386kW)
    Based on the Audi Q5 35 TDI MHEV
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    LuxuryLuxury
    Awards
    The Land Rover Defender won the Best 4WD SUV award in 2023. We don’t have any awards for Audi Q5.
    '23
    Best 4WD SUV
    Towing
    Fuel Efficiency
    89L - 90L
    303 to 1152 km
    54L - 70L
    108 to 560 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    3 year - 5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $88,870 - $240,270
    $67,900 - $114,600
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Epic supercharged V8
    • Faster than it ought to be
    • Drives like a luxury off-road beast
    Misses
    • Big price tag
    • Side-swing tailgate is heavy
    • Big investment – you’d want it to be reliable
    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Represents solid value alongside broader range
    • Efficient in the real world
    • Finally gets digital dash for MY23
    Misses
    • Front-wheel drive only
    • Adaptive cruise buried in a package
    • Not as efficient as claim in the real world

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Anti Theft Wheel Nuts (+$80)
    • Intrusion Sensor (+$1,001)
    • Secure Tracker (+$910)
    • Smoke Pack (+$65)
    • Wi-Fi Enabled with Data Plan (+$600)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The Audi Q5 is available with the following colour options:

    • Arkona White (NEW)
    • Brilliant Black
    • District Green metallic
    • Floret Silver metallic
    • Manhattan Grey metallic
    • Mythos Black metallic
    • Navarra Blue metallic
    • Glacier White metallic

    All metallic colour options cost $1531.

    The SQ5 and Q5 Sportback remove:

    • Brillant Black

    but adds:

    • Chronos Grey metallic
    • Ultra Blue metallic
    • Daytona Grey pearl effect

    All metallic colour options cost $1990 for Sportback models, however the SQ5 receives exterior paint free of charge.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIESEL DIR INJ, TURBO DIRECT F/INJ, SUPERCHARGED DIR INJ, TURBO CDITURBO CDI, TURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1997 - 50001968 - 1984
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 2.0L, 5.0L2.0L
    Induction
    DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4, SUPERCHARGED V8DIESEL TURBO 4, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM, DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 3216
    Power
    183kW - 386kW120kW - 270kW
    Power RPM
    4000 - 60003250 - 5000
    Torque
    400Nm - 650Nm370Nm - 500Nm
    Torque RPM
    1250 - 25001500 - 1750
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.5 - 15.59.6 - 15.5

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