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2009 Audi Q5 - Consumer Reviews

2009 Audi Q5 SUV

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3.2 Premium quattro 3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic - (55 reviews )
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By Sailor
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Would like to see some reviews on 2010 model. Considered the BMW X3 & X5, VW Tiguan & Tourag and MB GLK. Decided the Q5 was the best bet. Have owned it for 30 days and haven't regretted my choice yet. Overall quality, fit & finish, drivability are outstanding. Negative comments in 2009 reviews seem to be fixed for 2010 (steering and tranny). Gadgets are mind boggling until you learn how to use the and then you learn to love them.


Favorite Features

Sun roof and headliner screen. Memory seats that include outside mirror adjustment. Interior quality but others to shame. Base audio system so good the optional systems would be a waste of money.


Suggested Improvements

OEM floor mats cheap for such a nice vehicle. Heel pad on drivers mat a must, imagine a "heel hole' will appear soon. Hope to see a reduction in brake dust on those nice wheels as the rotors wear-in. More sensibly priced navigational system would be nice.


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Side mirror/ hatch back dr/ Cruise contr
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By Dragonfly
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I enjoy my car and it is awesome looking but the side mirrors are too big to be point that I even had an accident because of them.1st time in 37 years and the hatch back door needs to be automatic in all models. Cruise control is terrible as it is an instant when you try to change the set speed. Other than that, all else is great. Dragonfly


Suggested Improvements

smaller side mirror/ hatch back door automatic closing and cruise control needs to be instant instead of the delay it encounters every time you try changing the speed


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Buyer beware of water pump issues
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By Mark
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I have been very happy with my Audi Q5 until today. Had car towed into dealership after the coolant burst in the engine compartment. I pretty much lost all coolant - luckily i was about to park it in the garage. Found out today that the water pump failed at 7,800 miles. It is covered under warranty but warranty or not this is a major issue. I have so far seen a mass of posts with the same issue. Fortunately for me the engine never had the opportunity to overheat. Audi needs to address the issue with their current owners immediately.


Favorite Features

Style, performance, interior.


Suggested Improvements

Leather could be better and seats could use a little more contour.


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Q5 is best choice I could have made
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By Kim in Seattle
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Was driving an S-line A6 for past 2 years and while it was great it was too big for me. The Q5 has the luxury of the A6 and the nimbleness of the A4 all packaged in a functional SUV. I have wanted a mini SUV for years but they all look like 'soccer mom' cars until the Q5. That's what made the difference. The exterior is so aggressive and sporty vs 'cute'. One touch of the power hatch lift button and I can get my bike in the cargo area or pack up for a road trip. My husband wanted to keep the A6 and even he admits the Q5 is pretty cool.


Favorite Features

Exterior styling, panoramic sunroof, auto hatchback button, AWD


Suggested Improvements

A bit more interior luxury - would have liked to have the push button glove box opener and walnut cover on the cup holders like in the A6. These seem like simple and inexpensive little touches that would have made the luxury perfect.


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Transmission default
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By alex
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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Although a very good looking car and fun to drive at high speeds, this car transmission technology is still too new and Audi has not full control over it, I have a default transmission, and am not the only one, they have no right answers as how to fix it, they first exchange the mechatronics which has nothing to do with the jerking of the transmission in the lower gears, and after trying different things and not being able to repair the car their best solution is to replace the entire transmission in a vehicle that has less than 2800 miles. That to me as a customer is unacceptable.


Favorite Features

outside looking, interior design


Suggested Improvements

transmission, customer service


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