The Audi Q5 is a compact SUV upmarket that is designed to competitor models such as the BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Porsche Macan. Introduced in 2009 and facelifted in 2012, the Audi Q5 options build quality is good, upmarket interior and a decent driving dynamics. All models feature Audi’s trademark quattro 4-wheel drive system as standard, but the Audi Q5 feels more at home on the road than scrabbling around the muddy paths.
Audi Q5 Features
All versions of the Q5 formed and capable on the road, and was very, modest body control and steering well of a set. The permanent four-wheel drive transmission and adds an understanding of the confidence-inspiring, even under slippery conditions. Audi Q5 S line models endure from a fast ride, but the stiff suspension set-up adapted to the softer SE setting extra cost. The development of very good. As with all types of Audi, the Audi Q5 benefits from a classy and upmarket interior. The design of the dashboard is beginning to look a little dated, but the interior is packed full of upmarket and fit and finish second to none.
The Audi Q5 Interior is constructive, and space for 5 adults and a larger boot space, which can be enlarged by folding the rear bench flat. There are 3 trim levels to choose from: S Line, S Line Plus and SE. All models are equipped well, alloy wheels, climate control, leather seat trim, Bluetooth connection and DAB radio featuring on all models.
Audi Q5 Design
The Audi Q5 does look a bit like a scaled-down version of the Audi Q7. Q5 is characterized by a large grille with it during the flagrant lights neighboring the headlamp units. Entry-level Audi Q5 SE models get 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, while the S line and S line Plus come with more alloy wheels and aggressive bumpers and arches. The flagship SQ5 is 20-inches wheels, aluminum effect door mirror housings and unique quad exhaust exit.
The Audi Q5’s design is enormous, build with high-quality materials and sleek, ssnazzy design. It’s still not as stylish as the latest Audi A6, but 2012 did not bring in new facelift gloss dash inserts, chrome trim plus tweaks to make the steering wheel and the instruments. Still, the low set of dashboard and previous generation infotainment screen betray Q5 advancing years.
Still, there are unlikely to be complaints about the amount of standard kit, with all kinds of three-zone climate control, Bluetooth phone connection, a DAB radio and a leather seat trim. S Line models add a racy bodykit, 18 inches alloys and Xenon headlamps, while the S Line Plus features sat-nav, parking sensors and electric tailgate.
Audi Q5 Engine
The 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter TDI engines have best achievement, and the benefits of the latter from the 7-speed S computer transmission Audi’s automatic as standard. Its an optional extra on the 2.0-liter instead of the standard 6-speed unit. For most consumers, the 2.0-liter TDI engines will offer the best mixture of performance and economy. The unit entry level 148bhp feel muscular enough, but the 175bhp version feels even more work
There is a smooth and punchy 2.0-liter TFSI petrol with what is available with either 178bhp or 222bhp. It can be that incompatible versions of diesel fuel for the economy, but it is better to save more than you can imagine, plus the higher powered model can be ordered fine eight speed gearbox. This is a suitable transmission standard SQ5 edition, which features a thunderous twin turbo 3.0-liter V6 diesel that packs 309bhp and thumping 650Nm of torque. As a result, the high-riding Audi demolishes the sprint 0-62mph in a claimed 5.1 seconds.
Audi Q5 Safety
The 2014 Audi Q5 adds stability and traction control, side airbags are optional on all models, as is a blind-spot monitoring, front side and side curtain airbags. The optional Audi MMI Navigation package adds rear parking sensors and camera rearview. In braking tests, the 2.0T Q5 stood at 114 feet, a very strong result. However a 3.0T Prestige package stopped even shorter in 109 feet, which is impressive for any vehicle, let alone Audi Q5 SUV with all-season tires.