2011 Audi Q5 Owners Manual – Albeit almost every automaker has boasted about scaling down—generally, supplanting bigger motors with littler relocation, constrained enlistment powerplants to convey comparable performance and purportedly better efficiency—Audi is among the couple of truly betting everything with the methodology. Among the German organization’s ongoing moves: dropping the V-6 alternatives from its A3, TT, and A4 and introducing a supercharged six in the most recent S4 instead of extending the past model’s honkin’ V-8.
Cutting back Fuel Economy, Too?
As opposed to the scaling back promotion, be that as it may, 2011 Audi Q5 2.0T purchasers may wind up with no genuine mpg advantage contrasted and the V-6, particularly if their correct feet are as overwhelming as our own. In spite of the fact that the separate EPA evaluations for the four and V-6 are 20/27 mpg and 18/23, we got just 19 mpg with the 2.0T versus 21 with the 3.2. The chilly climate during our 2.0T test unquestionably influenced our number, as did our propensity to incline toward the gas pedal during the couple of beats it takes for the turbo to spool.
Incredible to Drive, Nifty Eight-Speed Auto
Be that as it may, if the efficiency neglects to dazzle, the remainder of the 2011 Audi Q5 experience doesn’t. As we’ve just referenced, the 2.0T’s quickening is more than satisfactory. The brakes offer great feel, as does the controlling. The Q5 turns in with energy and never gripes when you want to hustle, with any understeer handily sifted through by a touch less choke and the Quattro all-wheel-drive framework.
The ride is firm yet never unforgiving—our sort of arrangement. The inside is a victory of material determination, feel, and manufacture quality, and the front seats are remarkably comfortable. Our lone objection is that the guiding is a touch too moderate simply askew.
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Best Rival: Audi’s Own A4 Avant
Cutting back to the 2.0T bodes well in the 2011 Audi Q5, given its similar performance to the 3.2-liter V-6, yet on the off chance that it were our cash, we may be enticed to scale down once more—by a whole vehicle class. In reality, despite the fact that this Audi has numerous noteworthy adversaries—the best are BMW’s X3, which has been upgraded since putting second to the Q5 3.2 in a seven-vehicle comparo, and Volvo’s XC60—maybe the best contention against the 2.0T sits over the showroom floor in the A4 Avant, which utilizes a similar motor to all the more likely impact.
The Q5 is a generally excellent vehicle, and it bodes well on the off chance that you need a higher seating position, a burlier tasteful, more ground freedom, and a couple of additional solid shapes of capacity limit, however spring for the cart, which costs yet $700 more, and you’ll appreciate increasingly attractive sheetmetal as well as faster quickening and considerably progressively athletic reflexes. That is such a scaling down we can truly get behind.