2012 Audi Q5 Consumer Review: Great

2012 Audi Q5 - Consumer Review

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2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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By jolietjay on


2012 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


Drives great, rides great - this is the best driving crossover/SUV I've even driven. Better overall quality/finish than the BMW X3, and nothing else comes close. The 2.0T engine has plenty of power, and the acceleration is much better than you would suspect - passing power on the highway is excellent. Options on the 'Premium Plus' are nice - Zenon Lights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, sunroof, dual setting memory seats. I don't know how much you get from a dual-zone climate control when you are sitting right next to the passenger - it's just one more thing to adjust. The bluetooth hands-free connection to a mobile phone, and speaker/mic is excellent. Highly recommended!!!

Best Features

2.0T Engine, Audio System, Memory Seats, Performance, Ride, Fuel Economy, AWD. The overall fit/finish of the interior - from the leather seats, inlaid wood - this is one nice SUV. Drives likes a sports sedan. Plenty of head room for someone 6'3" - more than much larger vehicles. Fold flat back seats expand the cargo capacity with the flip of a lever. Automatic open/close rear hatch.

Worst Features

Premium Plus model should include a back-up camera, even my mother's Toyota RAV4 has a back-up camera. Controls for climate control are too complicated, and hard to adjust while driving - having to push one of four buttons then rotate a dial to change the temp or fan setting. Why are 5 spoke wheels such an expensive option, the 11 spoke rims are going to be much harder to clean. Shade/curtain for the sunroof should block more of the sun. Visors need slide-out extensions to make them wider when in use. More storage - where do you put your mobile phone while driving (at least a small tray?
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