2009 Audi Q5

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8 reviews
Available Price Range $10,505-$22,821 Trims1 Combined MPG 20 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2009 Audi Q5

Our Take

Scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2009, the Q5 joins a growing class of compact luxury SUVs that includes the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35 and now the Mercedes-Benz GLK and Volvo XC... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Cramped backseat
  • Limited cargo room
  • Touchy brakes
  • High base price
  • Improved but still flawed MMI system

Notable Features

  • All-new model
  • Smaller than the Q7
  • Standard AWD
  • Seats five
  • Updated media interface
  • Available Bang &amp
  • Olufsen stereo


Our Expert Reviews

Welcome to the race Audi. When the German luxury sport carmaker brought out the Audi Q5 this year, you just knew it was going to be good. This is not just another luxury crossover. It's one with attitude, and once you hop behind the wheel, you'll come to believe that it doesn't know it's a crossover, it thinks it's a car. Technically, there's some truth behind that... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 8 reviews

Love, love, love my Q5!!!!!!!!!!

by Treesa from Coral Springs, FL on April 14, 2012

Bought my 2009 Q5 from CS Audi a few months ago. Was shopping all month looking for an Acura or Lexus. Last minute after a long day of frustration....stopped at Audi at 5 pm. Never even thought of Aud... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Audi Q5 3.2 Premium

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Audi Q5 3.2 Premium

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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