2012 Audi Q5 Consumer Review: Good but room for improvement.

2012 Audi Q5 - Consumer Review

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3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV (3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Good but room for improvement...
By realpicky on


2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


This is a very nice car/cross over.
Fun ride but you can feel all road blemishes.
It handles extremely well.
Very responsive steering. It has surprising acceleration. Excellent headlights.
Not a wimpy looking cross over so as a guy, you won't be embarrassed.
The Multi Media System... well lets just say they blew it (see below).
My wife can't figure it out so she sticks with FM stations.

Best Features

Fun car to drive. Comfortable front seats. Great sound system. VERY solid feeling. Responsive steering. Quiet in the cabin. Climate control works well.

Worst Features

** The Multi Media System (MMS) is my biggest beef. I own a technology company so I'm not a neophyte with computers and technology in general. First of all, the MMS is improperly located. All the buttons and control are on the console between the driver and passenger. That means to change anything you must take your eyes off the road just to locate the right button. In addition, there are too many button and dials all integrated into one big mess. I will leave it at that. ** Brake dust is easily caked on the wheels. Very frustrating. ** The second row seat is not very comfortable and they should have sculped the front seats to give passenger more leg/knee room in the second row.
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By carcrazed
on 09/29/14 15:56 PM (PDT)

The suggested improvements should have been detected when you first evaluated the car prior to purchase. If they were this frustrating for you, why did you buy the car? Ooops, all of the sudden someone moved the MMS and made the second row seats uncomfortable after you brought it home? These are great cars and I disagree with you on both points. Next time do your homework and stop acting like a victim of your own actions. If you did realize these were issues when you bought it, why complain after the fact?

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