By David Thomas on Thu Feb 05 20:40:59 GMT-06:00 2009
There’s no question the new Q5 SUV from Audi is a good-looking little machine. The big question, since the first time we saw it at an auto show, has been, “How much will it cost?” The world of luxury SUVs is booming, and the Q5 is decently equipped at a starting price of $37,200, which puts it on a level playing field with the new Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLK and the BMW X3.
There are three trim levels, which we break down by price and standard equipment below. You can check out a gallery of the Q5 here as well. The SUV will get 18/23 mpg city/highway with its 3.2-liter V-6 and standard all-wheel drive. The new Q5 will arrive at dealerships next week.
Q5 Premium: $37,200
Standard with Hill Descent Control, 18-inch wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, aluminum roof rails, leather seats, three-zone climate control and LED taillights.
Q5 Premium Plus: $41,500
Adds six-disc CD changer, iPod adapter, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, auto-dimming and power-folding exterior mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, power tailgate and panoramic sunroof.
Q5 Prestige: $48,200
Adds Bang & Olufsen sound system, 19-inch wheels, Audi’s MMI system, advanced keyless system.
Full brochure PDF from Audi USA.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David