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2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige: a SUV with the spirit of a sports car

The Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige is the top of the line for the smaller of the Audi luxury utility vehicles and while the Q7 is the vehicle looked at for its performance – the Q5 fitted with the 3.2L V6 and the Drive Select system is one of the entertaining SUVs that I ever had the pleasure of driving.

My Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige test was fitted with the optional S exterior package which unique Titanium finish 20” with a sporty split design wrapped in summer tires. The big, bold fascia that shares an design scheme with the of the current Audi lineup a large central grille flanked by smaller openings contain the circular fog lights. The have a naturally darkened with LED trim along the of the large, bright projection Along the lower edge of the fascia, the central section below the grille angles with a black splitter-style piece running along the to enhance the sporty nature of the Q5 the S Line package. The grille and fog areas are all finished in black to the S Line package and in my opinion…this is a must-have.

The only chrome the front end after the application of the S package is found in the Audi rings’ logo and in the trim within the headlights. The protruding lines run up through the long, hood and meet the windshield in a angle that makes for a slippery top line.

Along the 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige has a greenhouse with a roofline begins sloping back past the B pillar and is only broken up by the notch that the roof and the rear hatch with a subtle spoiler at that junction. This bolsters the sporty look of the Q5, a very “fast look” the side while the low, stance provided by the S Line 20” help depart from the wagon look often by smaller SUVs. The trim the windows and along the bottom of the are all matte black rather chrome (thanks again to the S package) and when combined the darkened side windows, the Q5 has a sinister look.

The wheel openings are fully by the S Line 20” dark wheels and the edge of the front and rear openings flow down the hard lower body that runs between the There is also a light line that runs the shoulder line of the Q5 that to give this small SUV a fluid design. Finally, the direction of the body lines with the stance of the Q5 gives small SUV the look of a vehicle is built to perform.

Across the the aggressive design of the 2012 Q5 3.2 Prestige continues with angled tail lights with bright LEDs and the lower rear fascia is a darkened area that around the dual polished tips. Like the side the rear glass is tinted dark to add to the menacing look of the Q5. One of the interesting features of the exterior has to do with how great it looks but it is a functionality feature as the design of the liftgate allows for a massive

Unlike many SUVs have a center section opens, the entire rear of the Q5 opens – tail lights and – to for plenty of loading space the rear cargo area.

In a that is filled with that are hard to differentiate a AWD station wagon and a truly utility vehicle, the 2012 Q5 3.2 Prestige with the S Line looks the part of a performance SUV. More importantly, the design cues of the Q5 allow roomy compact SUV a far more look in a class packed of ultra vanilla vehicles. The Q5 has an attitude that most SUV hope that their has once they are done it and I think that it looks

MY 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige vehicle was fully loaded, the S Line package, the Luxury and all of the goodies that come as of the Q5’s Prestige trimline. As as you open the door and climb the 2012 Q5, you are greeted by just every amenity that you want. The sporty leather feature heating and cooling with power control for the driver and the front passenger. great looking seats grip during stints of driving but more importantly, are super comfortable for a long

There is tons of leg room, room and head room for the and front passenger with padded armrests on the doors and on the console. There is enough seat adjustment to accommodate a under 5’ tall or a driver is well over 6’ tall – all the offering the driver easy to the controls that are conveniently on the center console. The passenger allows just as much but unlike some other SUVs, the Q5 has tons of leg room for passengers when the front are adjusted for a taller driver and passenger.

If you only need seating for two, the center area folds down an arm rest with cupholders and if you need any rear seating – the entire rear seat down to make for one massive area. The front seats get of their own with both and cooling options that keep an icy drink cool and a hot toasty.

The 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 is a high tech luxury SUV and sitting in the driver’s seat – is clearly evident. The 3-spoke S steering wheel is wrapped in and fitted with a few scroll and buttons to control the stereo without taking your off of the wheel. The Q5 features a large mounted high on the dash displays the stereo system the navigation system, the rear system picture, and the various settings including the Audi Select system. For those not controlled by the few buttons on the steering the traditional button and knob are mounted on the center console, past the end of the center armrest. essentially puts the driver’s hand directly over the when resting your arm so as you are along, you can scroll through all of the that appear on the infotainment without taking your off of the armrest or your eyes off of the

The Q5 Prestige features multizone control that is handled via an to use panel mounted low on the center with the display screen showing the various bits of info as you make adjustments. I been impressed by this system on other modern products as it is among the best I used and the Q5 was no different.

If you are someone who to have lots of storage both large and small, the Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige will you very, very happy. are roomy front and rear pockets, a massive glove a center console storage nets in the back of the front and a other little nooks provide quick storage. also a multiple-compartment underfloor bin in the rear cargo area helps keep groceries you want them.

It might be a SUV but it still needs to be functional – and it is in much every way.

One feature of the 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 is the massive panoramic sunroof stretches across the front and seats. The Q5 comes with a sunshade that blocks out the sun you don’t want it but, many other models have a sunshade over a sunroof – you can open the glass opening the shade. This the air flow that you would get your sunroof open but it down on the amount of sun beating on your head and face driving.


The 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 is a vehicle that I loved being in – whether running around town or making a drive across the state. The looks great, feels and is packed full of user systems that combine to as much luxury as any small SUV in the US. Add to all of this technology the Bang and that booms as stock go and you have an SUV that has an interior is as impressive as any SUV on the market – in any class.

The 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige is with a naturally aspirated V6 that sends 270 horsepower and of torque to all four wheels via a six Tiptronic automatic transmission and advanced four wheel system. This system offers great grip in the icy months but I drove it in the middle of – meaning that I tested the capabilities of the Q5…and it responded well.

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A key feature of the Audi handling properties and ability to to different environments and driver is the Audi Drive Select This is controlled by either a screen in the system setup or by the button mounted on the center The driver can choose between Dynamic, Auto or Individual and system controls the characteristics of the the transmission, the steering system and the When set to Comfort, the 2012 Q5 a smooth ride that you expect from a luxury

While it still offers handling, the steering is calmer, the is softer and the transmission shifts gently and at lower RPMs. you want more performance, you can Dynamic mode which the suspension and sharpens the steering while also offering shifts and higher RPMs the transmission shifts. When set to mode, the true handling of the Audi Q5 really shine with cornering ability in turns that are shocking a small SUV. This is a that allows the driver to attack the twisties with no body roll – even hammering tight turns at speeds. If you don’t have a need for Comfort or Dynamic you can set the Q5 to Auto mode and the system to how the driver is handling the vehicle.

Also, there is the Individual that allows the driver to the level of Engine, Transmission, and Steering performance based on individual preferences. For me, it was Dynamic all of the time…except when making drives on the highway.

In addition to the driving characteristics, the 2012 Q5 3.2 Prestige offers incredible control via the steering wheel paddle shifters. When through the turns of a desolate road, the paddle shifters me to keep the 3.2L V6 right in the for the best possible acceleration out of turns. The 270 horsepower doesn’t the Q5 a straight line missile but it more than enough to get the roomy little Q5 up to the speed quicker than the average SUV will ever really

With reported 0-60mph in the 6 second range, the Q5 is surprisingly but the gearing really allows the V6 to shine when roaring an open road or when quickly out of a hard set of turns.

out on the highway, the 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 very effortlessly cruises at 70mph but with a click of the paddle, the transmission drops – the revs – and away you go. The Q5 will in a hurry up over the 100mph and it will do so as smooth as glass. in Comfort mode, the Q5 glides the highway, cutting through as easily as a sports car with none of the road noise or noise transferred into the

In my experiences, Dynamic mode has its on the highway as well but they are not as as they are on twisty back and the one downfall to Dynamic mode is it does stiffen the suspension – sending some of the road through the suspension.

I can safely say the 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige is the SUV sine the Jeep Grand SRT8 that has truly my blood pumping with the to hurdle this compact – yet roomy- SUV through turns some sports cars not handle. The Q5 is a very clear that Audi has applied of high performance engineering to entire lineup…right down to compact SUV.

I wouldn’t hesitate to say that the Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige provides as “fun to drive” factor as sports cars available on the US Of all of the SUVs that I have none of the smaller models handled as well as the Q5 and only the Grand Cherokee SRT8 to mind as an SUV that offers as driving excitement as the Q5. This is an SUV for a who loves to drive but you still get all of the that you would expect a modern Audi SUV. small SUV has all of the interior goodies air conditioned seats to a state of the art system wrapped in an aggressive design package.

Best of unlike most small that sentence the driver to of uninspiring driving plagued body roll, sluggish and drab acceleration – the 2012 Q5 offers the roominess and comforts of a SUV with the spirit of a sports

The 2012 Audi Q5 3.2 Prestige is a sport utility vehicle puts an exclamation point “Sport” where most of the should put quotes because are anything but sporty. If you want a luxury SUV without having to driving excitement – the Audi Q5 the S Line package is the vehicle for The interior will wow your and the performance capabilities will everyone holding on as you show that an SUV really can handle a sports car.

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