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2013 Audi Q5 3.0T Premium Plus S-line
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By JPH
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2013 Audi Q5 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


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Currently at 24,000 miles with no problems (knock on wood). The car is a great blend of luxury, performance, Audi & S-line styling, and daily function. The attention to fit and finish really delivers a first-class roomy/quiet driving experience. I previously owned a Q5 2.0T. I was really surprised at the difference in the 3.0T engine - SO satisfying! While the 2.0T is an excellent engine, I did notice some turbo-lag. A five-time winner of Ward's 10 best engines, the 3.0L TFSI supercharged V-6 brings joyful acceleration with a flat-torque line (272 hp @ 4,780 rpm; 295 lb-ft; 0-60: 5.8 sec) ? it really inspires! The 8-speed Tiptronic transmission is silky smooth. Panoramic sunroof 14-speaker B&O sound & rear view camera are all very nice. Four passengers fit very comfortably; though five is a bit squeeze. Ample cargo space; we have no trouble loading up for camping trips - You can fit a couple mountain bikes in the rear, but the best option is a hitch or roof carrier. With 50/50 city/highway driving using premium 93 Shell V-power, my Q5 is gets 20-22 mpg. All highway definitely better; recent 600 mile trip managed 30 mpg.


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3.0T Premium Plus S-Line
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By khl
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2013 Audi Q5 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


Review

Excellent balance of luxury and performance. Surprisingly roomy in passenger compartment and trunk despite small footprint of vehicle. For premium price of q5, missing some features I had on previous car (see below in suggested improvements). MMI despite improved, still makes it cumbersome to change radio station. No preset buttons means having to scroll on MMI controller or scroll wheel on the steering wheel. Two memory seat positions but still requires you to manually adjust steering wheel each time you change drivers. The panoramic moonroof affords lots of light and view. Drives and handles superbly with the S-Line package. The flat-bottom steering wheel looks and feels great.


Best Features

Flat bottom steering wheel. Interior look and feel. LED daytime running lamp. Look of redesigned LED tail lamps. Panoramic sunroof. S-Line wheels. Back seat which slides fore and aft and reclines. Motorized open/close hatch door. Excellent balance of road feel/steering/suspension. Bang Olufsen stereo. Keyless start/stop. Nav directions on center instrument cluster. Center armrest that slides. LED door/floor lamps on entry/exit. Full size cup holders on all 4 door pockets. Bluetooth connection to iPhone music.


Worst Features

After driving '09 Infiniti FX for 4 years, I've found features lacking on Q5: Dedicated radio preset buttons. Front/side camera to add to rear camera for 360' view. Button to synchronize dual AC temps. Ability to turn fog lights on automatically with auto headlight feature. Electronic adjustment/memory for steering wheel. Exterior puddle lamps which come on as you approach vehicle (q5 requires you to unlock door before it turns on). Warning to brake as vehicle slowed in front. Lane departure warning. Smaller key remote (a third of size of iPhone)! Suggest: Eliminate lid cover hiding 12v outlet in front. Add 110v outlet in back. Make lane change click to flash 4 or 5 times as 3 is too short.


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2013 Audi Q5 2.0 - Good so far
2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By bkholay
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2013 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


Review

Have owned it for over a month now. The quality of interior and exterior is very good. The turbo responds well . I like the paddle shifters and the ability to temporarily switch to manual from automatic by using the paddle shifters when you need that extra power. The car is very easy to handle and responds well. But I am disappointed by the mpg. I am supposed to get 20/28 but I am getting 17 with 25% freeway / 75% city combination . I was hoping to get 21/22 at a minimum . I use premium gas (93) and I have already tried 3 different gas stations ( Exxon, Mobil, Sams). Do difference so far. I sold my MDX that was giving me 15 mpg for (25% freeway / 75% city combination ) and now I get 17 :( .


Worst Features

When customers have tough to diagnose problems like low mileage the dealership should be able to use creative ways to diagnose the problem and help customers . Anyone can handle easy to diagnose problems ..... I expected more form Audi.


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Great Vehicle in all ways but one
51 of 51 people found this review helpful
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By db703
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2013 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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I purchased the 2013 Premium-Plus in October, 2012 and now have ten thousand miles and can give an objective overview. Love the vehicle, the fit and finish is exceptional. It's quiet, quick, nimble and tight when driving. The suspension is quite nice, not to rough and no bounce whatsoever. The only complaint is that the multimedia system is dated for a 2013 model, especially in this class segment.


Best Features

It's quiet, comfortable, spacious seats, excellent craftsmanship, great for short and long trips, excellent on the highway and it has great sounding speakers with excellent clarity.


Worst Features

Fix the multimedia system and the center armrest. No way should someone spend $40k+ on a vehicle and have companies such as Ford have more advanced multimedia systems. The exception is that the sound quality is excellent. And take the iPod/iPhone connector out of the glove-box. Some people, such as myself, keep their music on their iPhone and don't want the hassle of having to reach over to put our device into the glove-box to hear our music. Granted, I bought this vehicle for it's performance, comfort and safety, but when you drive almost twenty thousand miles a year, you prefer a better, and more user-friendly, interactive multimedia experience.


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Nice Car
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By nhislop
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2013 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Bought the 2.0T Premium Plus, with Navigation, 19" wheels and B+O Stereo in December 2012. The Edmunds review is dead on - this is a well-built, agile and luxurious car. I have a few nit-picks : the MMI system has a number of quirks - for example, upon startup, the car will reset the volume level (even if previously muted) and revert music playback to the beginning of the track that was playing when you parked, as opposed to the point in the track where you left off , which seems pointless to me; also, the gas mileage has been less than the EPA figures (but I suppose many cars share that trait). That being said, the joy of driving makes up for these grumbles.


Best Features

Good seating position, roomy cabin, well constructed, good performance, overall feeling of meticulous quality


Worst Features

Work out the kinks in the MMI Include advanced key as standard, rather than an option


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