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Audi Q5

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Base MSRP price range:
$39,300 - $52,700
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Ratings Category: Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Audi Q5 Overview

The sporty Q5 is one of the better compact luxury SUVs. It's almost as much fun to drive as a sports sedan, with a steady and composed but rather firm ride. Its punchy, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic racked up a commendable 21-mpg overall in our tests. Though the four-cylinder delivers plenty of performance, we far prefer the 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 upgrade. The cabin is plush and quiet, with very supportive seats, but rear-seat and cargo space are modest. A 3.0-liter V6 diesel and an SQ5 with a 354-hp turbo V6 are new; a hybrid is also available. Reliability of the 2.0T version has been average, and the V6 and diesel versions were above average.

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