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2009 Audi Q5 SUV

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3.2 Premium quattro 3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic - (57 reviews )

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MMI Navigation/Audio annoyance
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By Joe O
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Vehicle

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.


Best Features

All wheel drive. Good ground clearance for snow.


Worst Features

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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Vehicle

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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New Q5
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Jeff M
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Vehicle

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


Review

Took delivery of new Q-5 with Premium/Prestige Packages and immediately set out on 1,200 mile trip. Vehicle performed almost flawlessly. The GPS stopped functioning necessitating the rebooting of the MMI. Q-5 held the road well at speeds to 80mph. Gas mileage averaged a whopping 25mpg. Interior is well appointed. Everything about the Q-5 is solid. The B&O stereo is without equal. This is a great vehicle.


Best Features

B&O Stereo, Bluetooth/phone connection and GPS screen.


Worst Features

Rear console (versus arm-rest) option and tire pressure monitoring system that provides pressure amounts in each tire.


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Sporty SUV, Lacking Interior Comfort
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By Nick
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Vehicle

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


Review

I really love this car. I like the handling and the acceleration. There are a ton of features for the price. The only complaints I have are the gas mileage is kind of poor, and the leather seats are kind of hard and don't really hold you in them very well. The Navigation screen would also be better in a touch screen.


Best Features

Panoramic Sunroof, performance, build quality, the cool looks, and the headlights (neat looking LED lights on the top).


Worst Features

Interior comfort, fuel economy, and touch screen navi.


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Love this Car
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Performance
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By GreatCar
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Vehicle

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


Review

This is my first Audi and my first cross-over vehicle and I am thoroughly impressed with this car. Looked at a lot of different cars and nothing seemed to have everything I wanted until I drove the Audi. Very good power for a V6, handles well and has a very smooth ride. Great interior, good cargo space and the sunroof is fantastic. I've owned 2 Acuras, a 325 and 525 BMW and a Mercedes (which I'll never buy again), and this car meets and/or exceeds those. Better value for the $$ than the comparable X3 or X5 or Lexus or Mercedes. Better features than the Acura RDX. Really happy with the purchase and I highly recommend the Q5 for anyone looking in this class of cars.


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