2015 Audi Q5Buying Guide • Review • Research
The 2015 Audi Q5 will come with many new features, including LED running lights, taillights, a power tailgate and improved fuel economy. The 2015 Audi Q5 lets you sit up high, without sacrificing handling capacity. This provides the feeling that you're driving a secure, safe and solid vehicle that is capable of taking you safely on an across town trip, or cross-country adventure. Welcome additions include excellent gas mileage at 31 MPG highway, a powerful 354-horsepower supercharged V6, and the option to get a gas-electric hybrid version.
Ten Reasons to Buy a 2015 Audi Q5 - The Pros:
1 The Car Looks Amazing
The 2015 Audio Q5 has a look suitable for any budget. With three trim levels, you can choose a look that fits your personality and style. Choose from Premium, Premium Plus or Prestige. If you want the Hybrid version, you're going to have to upgrade to the Prestige version. The Prestige offers additional add-ons that include adaptive headlamps, rear sunshades, blind spot mirroring and an upgraded speaker system.
2 High-Quality Interior
Even the standard version of this car comes with premium quality leather seats. Other standard options include a sunroof, wood-grain trim, automatic climate control and wireless connectivity options. You can use your iPod or Bluetooth connected devices without worrying about cables and wires cluttering your space and getting in the way.
3 It's a Thrill to Drive
The Audi Q5 corners extremely well. With Google Maps, standard on the Prestige model, you can focus on driving and let the car help you get to your destination on time. The seats are comfortable, and for its class it has better than expected rear-passenger head and legroom. Additionally, the enhanced climate control with separate controls for the rear passengers makes the Audio Q5 comfortable for everyone on board.
4 A Higher Ride than the A4
The car is seated higher than the A4, which should come as a pleasant feature for those that want a safer ride that sits higher than most other cars on the road. The Audio Q5 can be compared to a luxury sports sedan cross-over. This ride is designed for people who want to traverse the city and highways with style and comfort.
5 It's an Affordable Luxury Car
As far as luxury cars go, the 2015 Audi Q5 starts at $38,195 for the 2.0T Premium and tops out at $60,295 for the SQ5 Prestige. From the outside, there isn't much difference in appearance and looks. However, it's the internal components, engine, and additional options such as adaptive suspension, cruise-control and heated seats that makes the difference.
6 Superb Gas Mileage
The standard V6 engine gets approximately 31 MPG on the highway. If you want an option that sacrifices a little power for more fuel efficiency, the gas-electric hybrid version may suit your needs.
7 It's Loaded with Options
Even without an upgrade package, this car is loaded with options. The standard 2.0T Premium model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, power seats and adjustable lumbar support. The car also comes with a 10-speaker audio system and satellite radio. Before purchasing a package, carefully review all of the available options to ensure you get the right features for your needs.
8 Makes Good Use of Space
The Audio Q5 is still a sports car, and it won't provide you the type of trunk space found in large sedans. However, it makes good use of its trunk space by providing slide and recline functions for the back seat. This is an extremely useful option that can help you increase your trunk space.
9 Supercharged V6 Engine
The base engine won't thrill those looking for a faster ride, but many owners feel it is perfectly acceptable for real-world situations. The V6 engine provides plenty of passing power, and makes this car accessible at a significantly lower price tag. It's truly the best of both worlds, and gives customers the option of getting a good balance between luxury and cost.
10 Excellent Safety Record
The Audi Q5 was given four out of five stars in government crash tests. The car features stability control, four-wheel antilock brakes and a full complement of six airbags. Additionally, you can add rear-side airbags to provide an additional layer of safety for your backseat passengers.
Reasons you may not want to buy a 2015 Audio Q5 - The Cons
1 Limited Trunk Space
The vehicle has a maximum cargo space of 57.3 cubic feet. Realistically, with passengers, you're only going to be able to utilize about 29.1 cubic feet. However, if you travel light, this car should be able to carry what you need.
2 Standard Four-Cylinder Performance
The base option uses a four-cylinder engine. For a luxury sports car, this is on the meager side. However, it does make it more accessible to people on a budget and you can always upgrade to a more powerful engine.
3 Understeer Battling
You're going to find a bit of understeering if you go with the standard 18-inch allow wheels. A simple remedy for this is to upgrade to the 20-inch wheels. However, that requires purchasing one of the higher end upgrade packages.
4 Shaky Ride with the Standard Wheels
While the base 18-inch wheel size won't impress the serious sports car enthusiast, you can add 20-inch tires to make this car a true dream to drive.
5 Much Higher Price Tag for Crucial Options
If you want the complete complement of options, expect to pay a higher price tag. The sacrifice is that if you go with the higher price tag version, you're going to suffer in the fuel economy department as well.
Overall, if you want a stable entry-level luxury sports car, the Audio Q5 provides more than what you need. It's fast, reliable and gives you good fuel economy options. Audi is known around the world as a luxury car manufacturer, and this car continues to live up to its name.