The Q5 looks good in a subtle way, even more so than some of Audi's sedans. It conveys all the right crossover messages without venturing too deeply into SUV caricature.
Automobile says the Q5 is "very handsome" and even calls it "pretty," one with "exquisite detailing." Car and Driver says the Audi Q5 has arrived "fashionably late" to the SUV party. Motor Trend says its "dimensions are at or near top of class in every dimension except height." Edmunds calls the Q5 "stylish, luxurious and powerful."
Audi has always done a good job dressing its cars' cockpits, in making sense of lots of switches and buttons. The Q5 has all of that, but its leather and wood and spare design give it a rich, unified look. ConsumerGuide says "Materials quality, design, and workmanship are top-notch." Automobile gushes, "[the] interior is beautifully rendered."
Edmunds says the Q5 is "a couple inches longer than a BMW X3."