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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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So thrilled
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By newb2audi
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Vehicle

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


Review

Previous car was a Subaru 08 STI 5 dr hatch. Speed, agility, utilitarian use best describes our needs. STI proved to be too low for driving on VT pot hole roads. So what was out there that would be fun to drive, quick acceleration, a great solid ride, not too fancy in appearance and interior, yet functional? My friends on facebook submitted their suggestions, this is how I came across the q5! In traffic, great visibility, amazing control maneuvering slow pokes. Quiet. An overall sense of being in your own world with its secure solid build. Great turning into parking spaces. The vehicle drives and feels small. We bought the premium model, base with some options which kept the price down.


Favorite Features

Visibility, no blind spots. Massive sun roof. The room! I can fit my road bike in cargo area with seats down flat. Seats are comfortable. Looks, a classy, simple well thought out design inside and out.


Suggested Improvements

Bluetooth, my premium model has buttons for it, icon on steering wheel, but no bluetooth, the only q5 that has "Complete" function is available on high end model. Some options should be standard given price of q5.


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Great Crossover SUV
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By rb
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I bought the Q5 after driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee for the last 5 years. I loved my jeep and hated to give it up but the build quality was poor and gas mileage was terrible. I wanted a higher quality vehicle that still could function as a SUV but drove well and offered better gas mileage. The Q5 fits the bill. The Q5 has a high ground clearance and decent cargo room. It handles great and Iíve been getting 25 MPG + at 75 MPH. The cabin is quiet, the seats are comfortable and the visibility is very good. This car provides great car performance with the functionality (functions you use 99% of the time) of a SUV. This is one of the best reviewed luxury SUVís on the market and I can see why!


Favorite Features

The sunroof is amazing - especially sitting in the back seat! The audio is amazing with the SD and IPOD connections. Great gas mileage for an all-wheel drive vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the ashtrays and make the space more useful. Also, an auto dimming mirror with compass should be standard. Other than that, the car is amazing.


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Absolutely the "best crossover" now!!
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By bi
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Test drove many SUV / crossovers in this segment including X3 and RX350. Hands down Audi Q5 won. I have owned it now for three (3) weeks -and- the car is simply perfection in all aspects from comfort to performance.


Favorite Features

Very fact - that this is the ONLY car review I ever wrote shows that there are too many favorite features to list. Overall - a joy to own!!


Suggested Improvements

None.


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MMI Navigation/Audio annoyance
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By Joe O
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Do not buy the MMI Navigation/Audio system unless you enjoy having it on every time you start the vehicle. You have two choices when starting your car. 1) The display comes on and the radio/media begins playing. OR 2) The display comes on with an Audi advertisement screen and the radio/media is off. Trying to blank the Audi advertisement screen causes the radio/media to come back on. You cannot start the car with the display and audio off. This is extremely annoying! I contacted Audi customer care. The representative verified this operation. I was told this operation is normal and they have no plans to fix it. There is no software/firmware update available to address this problem.


Favorite Features

All wheel drive. Good ground clearance for snow.


Suggested Improvements

Provide a software or firmware update that allows the car be started with a blank MMI screen AND the radio/media system off. Move the headlight switch location. I am constantly hitting it with my knee when I get in the car. Provide an option with a "normal" size sun roof.


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Excellent Luxury Crossover
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By patel1234
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2009 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Amazing ride, quality and craftsmanship. Drove the X3 and XC60 and the q5 beats them hands down in all areas. Audi has really done a good job in engineering this car. My only complaint is that Audi should include more standard options on a premium plus. Bang and Olufsen, in my opinion should be standard on a premium plus. Heated seats are standard but currently there isn't an option for Cool/ventilated seats. They get really hot in the summer. For a 40+ thousand dollar car, one would expect more standard options. If there was a option to score on Value, i would give it a 7 or 8 simply because you can find more options for the price in Cadillacs, Lexus, Acura.


Favorite Features

Ride quality, MMI navigation, LED lights, interior. Fuel Economy is 22 to 23 in combined city/highway driving.


Suggested Improvements

Steering wheel is a bit tight at low speeds. Bang and Olufsen should be standard on a premium plus. Audi could've done a better job with the standard sound system. No option for cooled/ventilated seats in front and heated in the rear.


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