2009 Audi Q5 Prestige Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Audi Q5 - Road Test Specs

2009 Audi Q5 SUV

(3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Style3.2 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$38,025
Options on test vehiclePrestige package
As-tested MSRP$49,025


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,197cc (195 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)270 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)243 @ 3,000
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.171, II=2.340, III=1.521, IV=1.143, V=0.867, VI=0.691


Suspension, frontMultilink
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.3:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelLS2
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front235/55R19 (101H)
Tire size, rear235/55R19 (101H)
Wheel size19-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast-aluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.4
0-60 mph (sec.)6.8
0-75 mph (sec.)9.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.9 @ 93.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)117
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.9
@ Full throttle (dB)72.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsHuge difference between default Automatic mode (Drive and stability control engaged) and Dynamic mode (Drive and stability control disengaged), which translates into about a half-second. Also, upshifts got much quicker and harsher in Dynamic mode.
Braking commentsRock-solid pedal feel, consistent and fade-free performance, although a little smoke from brake pads. Dynamic mode does a little better job in minimizing brake dive, but it's still not an absolutely flat stop.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Stability control doesn't disengage completely: it trims the heading with brake application, then chops the throttle, although it does so precisely. Noticeable difference in steering effort between Comfort and Dynamic modes. Slalom: Behaves less like an all-wheel-drive Audi than I expected, as there's less understeer approaching the limit. Stability control remains active even when disengaged and limits the slalom speed by grabbing the brakes very aggressively. Good turn-in and nicely weighted steering effort -- again, not like an Audi of just a year or so ago. (There must have been a corporate edict banishing understeer.)

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)65
Wind (mph, direction)1.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/23 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,178
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,327
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53/47
Length (in.)182.2
Width (in.)74.0
Height (in.)65.1
Wheelbase (in.)110.5
Track, front (in.)63.7
Track, rear (in.)63.5
Turning circle (ft.)38.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.0
Legroom, rear (in.)37.4
Headroom, front (in.)41.1
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)29.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)57.3


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/5,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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