BASE PRICE RANGE: $36,075-$43,375
BODY TYPE: Midsize/Luxury SUV
WHAT'S NEW: A turbo four-cylinder is new for 2011, along with its 8A. V-6 models get the sporty S Line bodywork and 19-in. wheels standard, and top-trim V-6 models get adaptive headlights. HD Radio is added to the navigation system while the six-disc CD changer is gone. A 20-in. wheel option is also gone, but the Q5 picks up a new exterior color, Teak Brown.
COOL FACT: The Audi Q5 beat a Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLK350, and Volvo XC60 T6 in a 2009 comparison test.
SUM UP: Leader of the pack.
|2011 Audi Q5|
|Base Engine|| 2.0L/211-hp turbo DOHC I-4|
|Optional Engine|| 3.2L/270-hp DOHC V-6|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, AWD, 6A/8A|
|0-60 MPH|| 6.6-8.0 sec*|
|Tow/Payload|| 4400/1050 lb|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 18-20/23-27 mpg|
|Basic warranty|| 4 yrs/50,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6|