2011 Audi Q5 Consumer Review: Great Overall Small CUV/SUV

2011 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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Great Overall Small CUV/SUV
By dbalsam on


2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


Have owned my 2.0T Premium Plus for 5 months now.
Waited until honeymoon phase was over to write review.
Coming from an 08 Infiniti G35xS to this, so big change.
Wife drives an Infiniti XQ56 so I don't need anything larger.
Grew tired of "G"cramped interior, lack of cargo/storage, road noise, no fold-down seats and gas mileage.
Looked strictly for smaller CUV that was fun to drive, AWD, handled well, had good power, some decent cargo while maintaining the mpg's.
Cross-shopped FX35, SRX, Touareg and X3.
Love Q5!! For 2011 model year you had choice between 2.0T of 3.2.
The 3.2 sucks more gas, lacks low-end torque and add over 200lbs. to car.
ZERO issues with oil consumption.

Best Features

Wish I had more room to add comments above. Anyway, love panoramic roof which makes interior open and roomy. Love the B&O sound system, Nav map, gas mileage (Avg. 25 so far), handling and taut suspension, Quattro system (40% front/60% rear), Look of LED headlights, color combo black exterior and cinnamon interior, How quiet car is on highway, cargo/storage size based on cars footprint, smooth transmission shifts.

Worst Features

Some of these improvements have been addressed on the 2012 and newer models. For 2011 Premium Plus 2.0T could NOT get advanced keyless/push button start. (Standard in my 08 G35). MMI is one extra step with everything to access nav, stereo presets, phone, etc. (Behind the times IMO) Infiniti setup was better and quicker to access. Bump the 2.0T even more for power as that engine can take it.
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