Consumer Reviews Summary
24 of 26 (92%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Audi Q5 Overview
Versatility meets luxury in the 2012 Audi Q5 crossover, which is adept at surviving both the urban jungle and the great outdoors.
The 2012 Audi Q5 receives few minor additions to last year’s model highlighted by the S-Line Plus Package that features 20-inch wheels and matte black roof rails and window surrounds. The 2012 Audi Q5 is the smaller brother of the Q7 and competes in the compact luxury crossover market with the BMW X3, Acura RDX, and Lexus RX350.
The Q5 two engines each focus on different things. For power, a 270-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6, which is mated to a six-speed automatic is available, while a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission provides better fuel economy. Both engines feature Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system, which delivers the power to all four wheels for safe all-weather driving.
There are four trims: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.2 Premium Plus, and 3.2 Prestige (the numbers correspond to the chosen engine). Fuel economy ranges between 18-20 mpg in the city and 23-27 on the highway (higher numbers come with the smaller engine) and towing capacity reaches an admirable 4,400 pounds making it easier to haul your toys in and out of town.
Inside, the Q5 seats five and can accommodate 47.6 cubic-feet of volume behind the second row (29.1 cubic-feet for luggage) and 57.3 cubic-feet with the second row folded. A panorama sunroof, adaptive headlights, power liftgate, 19- or 20-inch wheels and memory for the driver seat and exterior mirrors are optional, while LED taillights, aluminum trim, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a roof rack are standard.
Drive in comfort with standard leather upholstery, while available heated and ventilated seats get the temperature just right. Audi’s Multi Media Interface (MMI) utilizes a knob to control audio, climate and navigation settings with ease. The optional hard-drive-based navigation system, 14-speaker, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen stereo system, iPod/iPhone integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and HD Radio provide a supreme listening experience.
When it comes to safety, the 2012 Audi Q5 has you covered with several standard features and optional technologies. A full suite of airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system come standard, while a blind spot warning system, backup camera, and adaptive xenon headlights that swivel to illuminate turns while switching from low and high beams automatically when oncoming traffic is detected are optional. Another high-tech safety feature called Braking Guard warns the driver and even brakes momentarily when you get too close to the car in front of you while in cruise control.
Go for power or fuel efficiency whether you are driving in the city or country with the sleek, modern and safe 2012 Audi Q5 luxury crossover.