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Audi Q5 vs Subaru Outback

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Audi Q5
Audi Q5

2024 price

Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback

$42,690 - $56,490

2023 price


2024 Audi Q5
2023 Subaru Outback
Safety Rating

Engine Type

Flat 4, 2.4L
Fuel Type

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency

9.0L/100km (combined)

  • Loses cargo space over petrol models
  • Cabin starting to date
  • Driving range can’t match Lexus

  • Thirsty engine
  • Missing 360-degree view camera
  • Water-resistant trim on seats
2024 Audi Q5 Summary

Audi has had a mixed history with plug-in hybrids (PHEV) in Australia. Under its ‘e-tron’ banner it has launched PHEV versions of the previous A3 hatch, and the Q7 SUV, with limited success.

But the German marque believes the time is right to add plug-in power to one of its most popular models - the Q5 mid-size SUV.

With decent driving range and a packed standard features list, Audi is not messing around. But how does it stack up value wise against the already popular BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 PHEVs?

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2023 Subaru Outback Summary

Is it a station wagon or an SUV? It's kinda both. The new Outback AWD Sport XT has the AWD capabilities of an SUV but the concise handling of a station wagon and it's a wonderful combo for a family car.

The Sport XT is one of the two models Subaru is offering with a new turbo-petrol engine (hurrah) and it sits second from the top in the line-up but how does it stack up after a week with my family of three? Check it out below.

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