Review 2009 Audi Q5 The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2009 Audi Q5

is pitching its late-to-the-party Q5 against recently refreshed RX350. s ad men would have you believe the Q5 buyer is making a forceful of individuality and taste in contrast to the RX s safe, boring, follow-the-herd It s a strange play during times of economic uncertainty but The Q5 is preaching to the choir. The majority of the Q5 s will come from the brand s established audience, who Audi s products the automotive of an Armani suit.

Which the Q5 yet another fine young preying on whatever sales the Q7 may generated and stealing business the gotta-have-an-A4-on-stilts crowd. Hang on. product line is this

Audi marketing punditry the Q5 s exterior is breathtaking. for all the wrong You know you have problems Audi s website displays renderings that make s centerfolds look like Arbus photographs. The discrepancy the pictures and the actual car is shocking.

The 2D representation seems more angular and, well, looking.

Unlike some, I like Audi s shield (a.k.a. Billy the Big Mouth But it s become an excuse for poor Audis were once as the best-proportioned cars on the planet.

In you could say Audi s proportions their design. Not so here. So not so It s too squat at the rear and too bulbous at the

Although the Q5 is based on the same underpinning the A5 coupe, it s not even in league. Founding member, the of Extra-Ordinary Gentlemen?

Fortunately, the Q5 s interior is a brand rendering of the A4 s posh cabin. If s one reason to choose an Audi over anything else at a price point, here, it is. Suffice it to say, the Q5’s scheme, textures, fit and finish, and shapes upstaged my wife’s Bag. I m not a fan of wood inlays stuffy), but I’ll take in Cardamom Beige, please. The Q5 seats offer fore-and-aft and recline.

Although there s not movement to provide any significant advantage, and THE KIDS WILL YOU NUTS, it s a nice touch to neighbors. As is the 3D sat nav, which is no useful than a 2D system but a lot prettier.

Bonus! The Q5 s wider than big Q7 AND gives occupants more But lurking in the Q5 s rearview mirror: the part of the horizontally truncated equation.

The Q5 has no more real trunk space than the A4. OK, the Q5 the A4 s cargo capacity by five feet (accommodating 29 cubic ft of you have to stack stuff to the to do it. Needless to say, that s an way to kill whatever rearward the Q5 can muster.

And braking hard said stuff stacked, one Briggs Riley to the head can your whole day.

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Moving back to the front, all US levels are equipped with a TSI V6 and Quattro. The power provided is no than merely adequate perfectly suitable for a 4178 lb vehicle that gets mpg). Infiniti s EX35 infinitely punchier, but so be it.

Like s XC60, the Q5 s strong suit is heavy crosswind sweeping the course moved our sedan an irresistible force; the Q5 was an immovable As you d expect, the Q5 s handling dynamic is über alles, Schätze despite all torque about rearward and repositioned engine weight.

As you d wheel size is critical to the Q5 s quality. The bigger wheels a harder ride than you d for one not-so-svelte. And once again, an Audi is let down by its steering.

The Q5 s variable ratio steering is far too with about as much feedback as a videogame. Dare I say it? Parking.

The motoring press is over Audi Drive a press car standard option blesses the Q5 with adjustable and transmission settings. It’s a $3000 expense given the Q5 is what it is: a vehicle that being hustled about as as an American tourist changing in a Turkish bathhouse. That said, you install the Q5 s roof rack s sensors tell the computer to the ESP handling nanny to account for a center of gravity.

In other the Q5 s stability control becomes intrusive, earlier. Or, as Audi less intrusive without the members because the designers don t to account for the safety implications of mounted items that t there. How great is that?

Put it all together and it s clear that the Q5 is an place to sit that s a much than the vehicle it replaces: the Q7.

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