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2011 Audi Q5
2011 Audi Q5
Available Price Range $12,423-$25,535 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Audi Q5

Our Take

The Q5, introduced for 2009, competes in a growing class of compact luxury SUVs that includes the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35 and now the Mercedes-Benz GLK and Volvo XC60. It seats five. The Q5 gains a 2.0T model with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine teamed with an eight-speed T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Cramped backseat
  • Limited cargo room
  • Touchy brakes
  • High base price

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard AWD
  • Available Bang &amp
  • Olufsen stereo


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in March 2010 about the 2010 Audi Q5. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. There are large, comfy SUVs that are made to haul large families to idyllic picnics in the countryside. You can just see them parked under a tree ... Read full review for the 2011 Audi Q 5

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2011 Audi Q5

by Love my Audi from Boise, Idaho on August 1, 2011

The new Q5 is remarkable! One of my favorite options is the Bang Olufsen 14 speaker stereo system (except for Audi this sound system is found in the Aston Martin, Mercedes AMG and BMW 6 series). It is... Read Full Review


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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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