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

    carwowcarwowMånad sedan
    • Q5 always ...

      Paulo SilvaPaulo Silva2 dagar sedan
    • Just bought a q5 Sline thru Carwow😎

      joeyjoey15 dagar sedan
    • @carwow |jjjjjjkl

      jolan Grenciojolan Grencio25 dagar sedan
    • Q5 for sure! I own the 2020 and it hasn't disappointed

      Pradeep NPradeep N25 dagar sedan
    • Bmw X3

      Kannaya SumanKannaya Suman27 dagar sedan
  • This car is trash

    ----2 dagar sedan
  • Not sure if it’s better than the GLC, since you guys haven’t reviewed it yet..

    Deniz Charles Edward UstaDeniz Charles Edward Usta2 dagar sedan
  • Audi must have lost its client base for taking away the swivel wheel! Which dopey in the technical department did that? They should be sacked!

    Steven MichaelSteven Michael3 dagar sedan
  • This guy is very entertaining. I forget that I am trying to learn about vehicles. Fun!

    jenny swadjenny swad3 dagar sedan
  • Can you please review Volvo XC 40 & XC 60.

    Mohit slokMohit slok6 dagar sedan
  • Oh dear, what has Audi done to the front grill??

    L CL C8 dagar sedan
  • 2:55 there is condensation inside those headlight fixtures! Really sloppy, Audi.

    cohehercoheher9 dagar sedan
  • Gggģglc mejioooooooooo😅

    怎么样感觉怎么样感觉11 dagar sedan
  • Engine management light on? Lol

    CallaghanCallaghan13 dagar sedan
  • Any chance you could do the Audi sq5

    Andy TAndy T13 dagar sedan
  • Can you do the 2021 SQ5 then?

    Mike ThomasMike Thomas15 dagar sedan
  • I am astounded that Audi has a entertainment system stuck on top of the dashboard like an afterthought. It is horrible, it looks lazy as if they couldnt be bothered to redesign the dashboard to incorporate it in a more elegant way. If I could afford it I still wouldnt buy it because of that. Shame on you Audi.

    sea eaglesea eagle16 dagar sedan
  • Why does Mat Watson always throws things around in the review cars, and handle the car controls so roughly? Man what do you want to prove with such arrogance? And what's that ugly habit of checking fake exhaust with dirty tree branches? Sheer arrogance :(

    SpidermanSpiderman20 dagar sedan
  • C'mon, the review of the glc is from 2016, do the review of the new version please

    davson eddavson ed21 dag sedan
  • Audi aren't making some safety features standard ?🤦‍♂️ and did he say plug your phone in ? Wtf audi with how expensive this cars , they couldn't make Android auto wireless connection . Waste of money to buy this SUV . Give me a top of the line Kia Telluride

    DavidDavid21 dag sedan
  • i will buy the car only 4 the sound system

    Mad MikeMad Mike22 dagar sedan
    • @Strictly Business’ yes it is.. i have it in my house.. 600 watts of pure awesomeness

      Mad MikeMad Mike21 dag sedan
    • The B&O system is amazing! Not sure if it’s the acoustic glass but it sounds better in this years 2021 Q5 than some other Audi models equipped with the upgraded system.

      Strictly Business’Strictly Business’21 dag sedan
  • Hi Mat and carwow crew! Could you please make a new and updated review of Mercedes EQC? Thank you in advance for the answer!

    FinnspiritFinnspirit23 dagar sedan
  • nice

    Yannis GekasYannis Gekas23 dagar sedan
  • I wonder when the gv70 comes out how will it compared

    bertito43bertito4324 dagar sedan
  • .9jjjijuij

    jolan Grenciojolan Grencio25 dagar sedan
  • The Mexican Q5 is more expensive than the German way !

    Yngwie MartinYngwie Martin26 dagar sedan
  • Coz I'm Mat Watson, and this is Carwow. I tried to subscribe a second time.

    David OlyottDavid Olyott26 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    SandroSandro27 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    Volodymyr KovalchukVolodymyr Kovalchuk27 dagar sedan
  • 4:20 nice check engine light!

    Rigoberto GarzaRigoberto Garza28 dagar sedan
    • 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.

      YasharYashar26 dagar sedan
  • Is it me, but the more i watch Mat, i wonder why he was never an option for Top Gear!

    Larry DavidLarry David29 dagar sedan
  • All German cars are dreadful.

    PabloPablo29 dagar sedan
  • Sorry to say, but it’s another boring Audi car. Only interesting are RS. THANK YOU BMW, at least they brought some standards.

    Alteregosens LucasAlteregosens LucasMånad sedan
  • 13:27 this is why I love this channel so much, hhahahahaaha

    Hunter HalcombeHunter HalcombeMånad sedan
  • disliking the video thanks to the orgy of ads.

    Bboy RSABboy RSAMånad sedan
  • If you’re watching this video I hope you get this car and achieve all of your dreams

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

    Ron MathewRon MathewMånad sedan
  • 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 😂

    Hassan AliHassan AliMånad sedan
  • 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 😥

    Georgii TamGeorgii TamMånad sedan
  • Please do a dragrace with Audi TTRS and Mercedes Benz AMG A45s

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

    Simon SimonSimon SimonMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Joe PerryJoe PerryMånad sedan
  • Can we get a review of the updated Mercedes GLC/coupe and BMW X3

    ValkynessValkynessMånad sedan
  • 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!

    MillionaireMillionaireMånad sedan
  • 14:15 "This is the voice of the Mysterons..."

    Mike CarrMike CarrMånad sedan
  • Is it 550 liter in boot or 520???

    Parm HParm HMånad sedan
  • Them pesky pop out banners are still missing? But work on other channels fine 🤔

    Andy BilsAndy BilsMånad sedan
  • 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. 🤷‍♀️

    evan chikutaevan chikutaMånad sedan
  • Don’t like it, never did, never will.

    A AA AMånad sedan
  • When they are gonna do İnterior like Q7 or Q8?

    İslam Şeyxzamanlıİslam ŞeyxzamanlıMånad sedan
  • Congratulations Mat Watson for finding 20 mins of things to say about an impossibly dull car.

    Chris ClarkChris ClarkMånad sedan
  • Any South Africans here?

    impete rimpete rMånad sedan
  • 13:25 I am dead man

    BabaBabaMånad sedan
  • 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.

    sky workssky worksMånad sedan
  • Those slots in the glove box are for SD cards btw

    Ash SAsh SMånad sedan
  • Can they start making car interiors all black.. its very dingy!.. try some bright colours maybe?

    Joyful4lifeJoyful4lifeMånad sedan
  • 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.

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

    Bodyrocker888Bodyrocker888Månad sedan
  • Looks much better than the Mercedes and the BMW

    Felix NöbauerFelix NöbauerMånad sedan
  • Lovely on the inside apart from the useless storage but so very very dull on the outside

    Stu FStu FMånad sedan
  • Looks better for sure, less grandma lookin

    Art VandelayArt VandelayMånad sedan
  • 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

    Andrew BainesAndrew BainesMånad sedan
  • I am confused between glc and q5 which one is better to buy

    Ishaan KaushikIshaan KaushikMånad sedan
  • team audi

    Kev BreezyKev BreezyMånad sedan
  • To many ads... so in quit looking 👋

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

    Wouter SandstraWouter SandstraMånad sedan
  • I’m always happy to hear “ze German” Mat! 🤣🤣

    Miltos VoutyMiltos VoutyMånad sedan
  • Please do an in-depth review on the Lamborghini urus

    Anele MagubaneAnele MagubaneMånad sedan
  • Dacia Duster or Lada Niva....

    Emil SerbacovEmil SerbacovMånad sedan
  • The most uninspiring car on sale

    WhateverNevermindWhateverNevermindMånad sedan
  • Audio is muffled 😪

    Benjamin NabulsiBenjamin NabulsiMånad sedan
  • Nothing will change, as long as people keep buying them.

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

    AdamAdamMånad sedan
  • Fake Contest: BMW Supra OR Audi Q5

    RiskyKaZeRiskyKaZeMånad sedan
  • Audi best

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

    Fawaz AlshammariFawaz AlshammariMånad sedan
  • Why would anyone buy an ICE for a new car now

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

    Michael NguyenMichael NguyenMånad sedan
  • those little holders in the glove compartment are for SD cards. For your camera or the radio nav thingy in the glove compartment.

    Daniel AndradeDaniel AndradeMånad sedan
  • In the US that car is basically a Premium Plus SQ5, but with a 4 cylinder

    Kristian DiazKristian DiazMånad sedan
  • When are you doing a review of the new ford kuga

    Jake SquiresJake SquiresMånad sedan
  • Looking cool

    Arshad ShaikhArshad ShaikhMånad sedan
  • That Beetle like back is extra ugly. 🤮

    Ricardo MarquesRicardo MarquesMånad sedan
  • Help me carwow for a free cheap car, I have no car 🥺, I see since Car buyer

    SnapshotsSnapshotsMånad sedan
  • ег

    сарвиноз рахимовасарвиноз рахимоваMånad sedan
  • Audi Suv's look as good as Tucson XD

    AUS-ReviewsAUS-ReviewsMånad sedan
  • try not to use question mark. every video with a question mark

    Roman KrasnovRoman KrasnovMånad sedan
  • 11:26 Like as a Lucifer saying "Bloody Hell".

    Thimios SkrimpasThimios SkrimpasMånad sedan
  • Follow me on Instagram

    Abhinav JohnAbhinav JohnMånad sedan
  • The zonked chance intialy jail because quality apically handle amid a ill celery. annoying, naughty dressing

    Odessa StricklandOdessa StricklandMånad sedan
  • No RS No GO

    costafilh0costafilh0Månad sedan
  • Please can you review 21 plate Q3. I ordered mine i want you to review it pls

    Ajay KhanAjay KhanMånad sedan
  • *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*

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

    O UO UMånad sedan
  • Audio very deep and muffled!!

    petewoodroffemusicpetewoodroffemusicMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Sergeant SchlumpfSergeant SchlumpfMånad sedan
  • What is the problem about sun roof. It's slow but at least it's not noisy

    Andrija BožičevićAndrija BožičevićMånad sedan
  • 6:28 SD cards there matt. 😉 ☺️🤫

    Sergeant SchlumpfSergeant SchlumpfMånad sedan
  • bored of these high end car reviews only.. can we have some "normal" cars review ?

    Abhishek VermaAbhishek VermaMånad sedan
  • Why does matt say O-led, just say oled like the rest of us.

    MrfatmanjuniorMrfatmanjuniorMånad sedan
  • VAG still getting their figures wrong in 2021

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

    Dwayne SealyDwayne SealyMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Toto MToto MMånad sedan
  • Made in Mexico, for the entire world in Audi Plant in Puebla

    Javo AmbrosiJavo AmbrosiMånad sedan