2011 Audi Q5 Overview
The 2011 Audi Q5 compact SUV/crossover has everything you want with a bold exterior, enhanced fuel economy, excellent handling, cutting-edge technology and premium safety features.
In an effort to improve fuel economy, the 2011 Audi Q5 introduces an all-new 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. If you require more power, a 270-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 is mated to a manually shiftable six-speed automatic. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system comes standard and delivers the power to all four wheels for safe all-weather driving. Fuel efficiency is up to 18-20 mpg in the city and 23-27 mpg on the highway. Towing capacities reach a hefty 4,400 pounds and the Q5 competes with the BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Infiniti EX35, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and Acura RDX.
Underneath, Audi’s sports-oriented suspension keeps the 2011 Q5 well planted. An optional active suspension system with a ride height adjustment feature allows the driver to set the Q5 low for fun driving, or raise it up to gain clearance for any off-road maneuvers.
The 2011 Audi Q5 rests atop 19-inch alloy wheels, while heated mirrors, a roof rack, aluminum trim and LED taillights come standard. Inside this little SUV is a big interior that offers up to 57 cubic feet of cargo room. Optional sunroofs in both the front and the rear shine the light on the five leather-clad seating positions – the front seats with an optional heating feature – and exquisite wood and alloy trim. Dual zone climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel help keep the driving experience cozy, while a 10-speaker stereo, or the optional Bang & Olufsen speaker system, entertain the whole crowd. When music fails to keep the kids entertained, an optional TV and DVD entertainment system is sure to keep them occupied. A hard-drive-based navigation system provides real-time traffic information and HD radio.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Audi Q5 has you covered. Antilock brakes and stability and traction control provide a great safety net to keep the Q5 stable and out of harm’s way. A stout aluminum frame and ample interior airbags make for an excellent crash-worthy vehicle. Braking Guard monitors the space in front of the Q5 and alerts the driver with a sound and warning lights—and then by jabbing the brake momentarily if it senses that the Q5 is closing in too fast. Active xenon headlights swivel in the direction you turn and can automatically switch between high and low beams.
It might be small in stature, but the 2011 Audi Q5 compact SUV packs a large punch that will be hard to beat.