2010 AUDI Q5
We purschased a 2010 Audi Q5 and we love it. The car has worked out well and the Carfax was extremely helpful during the purchase decision.
by PENNY JUDD
Used Audi Q5 Information
A fairly recent addition to the Audi range, the Q5 debuted as a 2009 model. Filling the luxury compact SUV niche within Audi's model lineup, the Q5 offers a genuine alternative to SUV like the BMW X3, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Acura RDX and Volvo XC60. If you'd prefer a smaller model, the Audi Q3 could also be considered. The Audi Q5 is a two-row crossover that sits between the smaller Q3 and the three-row Audi Q7 in terms of size. This model is roomy and reliable, as well as an excellent option for families requiring some extra space.
When the Q5 was introduced, it came with a 3.2-liter V6 engine that generates 270 horsepower. That engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. For 2011, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 211 horsepower was introduced as the Q5's new base engine. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.2-liter V6 was replaced by a more powerful supercharged 3.0-liter V6 starting with the 2013 model year. This engine generates 272 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A Q5 Hybrid was also released for 2013, which pairs the base 2.0-liter turbo with an electric motor to produce a combined 245 horsepower.
Output from the base engine improved to 220 horsepower for the 2014 model, and a diesel version of the Q5 was also introduced. These Q5 3.0 TDI models come with a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine that makes 240 horsepower and an impressive 428 pound-feet of torque.
The Q5 is revered for its luxurious interior, which exhibits exceptional build quality and is constructed with premium materials. There's 57 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded, and all models come with standard equipment that includes tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats and satellite radio. Starting with the 2014 model year, previously optional features like Bluetooth and an iPod adapter became standard equipment.
The Audi Q5 has consistently earned impressive crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), winning the IIHS' Top Safety Pick award since it was introduced as a 2009 model. The 2015 model also received top marks in IIHS' small overlap front crash test, earning the Q5 an even more prestigious Top Safety Pick+ award.
Standard safety features on all Q5 models include daytime running lights, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Newer models offer driver assistance options that include blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
The 2014 Audi Q5 was named the Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families by U.S. News and World Report. Because of its reliability record and regular high-scores on review sites, this offering from Audi holds a lot of value after the first few years of ownership. As a result, the Audi Q5 is an excellent vehicle to look for on the used market.