Sunday, October 13, 2013
Car Profiles - Audi Q5 (2009-Current)
The Good: A pleasure to drive, high quality materials
The Bad: Less rear room, expensive to maintain
The Say: Still something desirable.
Go For: 2.0 TDI
Avoid: Poorly maintained units
Price Range: P2,600,000-P3,800,000
Our Rating: ****
Related Review: Used Car Review - Audi Q5 (2009-Current)
See the different versions of this vehicle:
Lucky if you can find a months old Q5 with a diesel engine, as it was introduced in January 2013. With 175hp, the 2.0 diesel is fast yet friendly with fuel.
If you want a gasoline, you are only confined with one option: a turbocharged 2.0 which has 208hp (for 2009-2012 models) or 222hp (2013 units). It is quick in speeding up but quick in drinking fuel.
Basic models have at least cruise control, 18 inch alloys, six airbags, ABS brakes with hill hold assist, stability program, front and rear sensors, tire pressure monitor, front and rear fog lamps, automatic active headlamps, roof rails, leather seats, power mirrors with fold and heat, power tailgate, six disc changer, hands free phone, keyless entry, alarm, and on board computer. Premium models adds 19 inch alloys, rear view camera, blind spot system, moon roof, and a Bang and Olufsen sound system. Off road styling package and S line equipment packages are available, so you might happen to see them installed in the unit you were eyeing.