Both the Audi Q5 and the Q5 Sportback offer plenty of space for passengers and cargo. Each of the cars can carry 5 adults, plus luggage. With the rear seats up, the regular Q5 holds 550 litres of boot space. The Q5 Sportback reduces that to 510 litres, rising to 1480 litres with the rear seats down, only 40 litres fewer than that of its boxier sister. Meanwhile, reduced boot space is a notable compromise on the TFSIe plug-in hybrids. The Q5 TFSIe holds 465 litres and the Q5 Sportback, 425 litres.
Similar to leasing an Audi Q3 or the Q3 Sportback, the Q5 caters for odds and ends well. Up front, there are 3 cubbies in the centre console – with another in the armrest – as well as a pair of cupholders, hidden by a roller cover. Large bins on all the doors can comfortably hold bottles. An optional storage pack improves versatility with an additional rear centre armrest cupholder, storage nets on the front seat backs, a luggage compartment net and a restraining strap. A luggage compartment partition is also available to divide the area into smaller and more usable spaces.