Audi Q5

2012 Audi Q5

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  • (4.6) 38 reviews
  • MSRP: $12,979$27,711
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-23
  • Engine: 211-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2012 Audi Q5

Our Take on the 2012 Audi Q5

The Q5, introduced for 2009, competes in the crowded compact luxury crossover segment that includes the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Volvo XC60. It seats five and comes with standard Quattro all-wheel drive and a choice of a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 3.2... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Cramped backseat
  • Limited cargo room
  • Touchy brakes

Notable Features

  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6
  • Six- or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard AWD
  • Available Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen stereo

2012 Audi Q5 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

I'm a fan of premium compact crossovers — compelling, small packages in which carlike agility, luxury and cargo versatility unite. The five-seat Audi Q5 blends these attributes well, and its sleek profile and attractive LED head- and taillights make the cute-ute look both elegant and sporty. The 2012 Audi Q5 is the Goldilocks of the premium compact crossover class, offering a just-ri... Read full review for the 2012 Audi Q 5

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 38 reviews

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The Q5 is a Great Crossover

by Houston Hwy Traveler from Houston on January 10, 2012

Waited several months,have driven it for 2, and it was worth the wait! 3.2 engine is very quick and paired with the S line handling package, you will have the feel and response of a much more expensiv... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Audi Q5 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi Q5 2.0T Premium

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Audi Q5 2.0T Premium

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Audi Q5 2.0T Premium

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Audi Q5 2.0T Premium

Overall Rollover Rating
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.

Recalls

There are currently 5 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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