2012 Audi Q5

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Updated on: February 26, 2021

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Coming at a sticker price of $35,600 the Audi Q5 now competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLK 350, the Acura RDX, and the BMW X3. All the cars in the segment belong in the luxury category and are quite capable in their respective regions. The Audi Q5 is powered by a 2.0 Liter Inline 4 engine mated to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Quite common with Audis is their offering of their patented All-Wheel-Drive ‘Quattro’ which has its own additional benefit. 

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Pros

Top-notch interiors

Strong supercharged V6

Superior braking performance

Cons

Stiff ride

The steering wheel has an artificial feel

What's New?

MMI infotainment system can be complicated


Car Rating

8.3

based on 48 ratings


8.4/10 Features
8.2/10 Interiors
8.5/10 Design
8.6/10 Safety
8.2/10 Reliability
8.2/10 Deal Value
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2012 Audi Q5 Overall Reviews


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Aimee C. Ashley

2012 Audi Q5

Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 8, 2021

There was no cons in Audi Q5

Pros - Excellent steering response, classy styling and best gas figures

Cons - None

Nothing stops you from buying my brand new Audi Q5 Traded in 2012 Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD. of the reach to its cabin through both its suspension and cabin insulation. The car is very adequately powered, feels great with all the equipped features and stylings inside the cabin and This Audi handles well and takes good effort in keeping the road out can feel the pleasant ambiance the second we set in.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
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RB

Ryan L. Borland

2012 Audi Q5

Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 22, 2021

Sporty SUV

Pros - Compact luxury suv, appealing styling on exterior, effortless drive

Cons - Nothing suitable

cozy family crossover with more reliability This midsize sport SUV brought the thrill right after i bought this. Its driving dynamics are the best i have driven, were where we took it test regualarly to have fun off roading. it still drives good but not much used for off-raoding. But the car has retained a good fuel economy of 20 combined. trips to rough terrains and unparalled surfaces its more of regular ride used for house purposes.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
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DW

Donald S. Walker

2013 Audi Q5

Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 16, 2021

atheletic

Pros - "Attractive, roomy cabin Agile handling Good fuel economy for the class"

Cons - Complicated MMI infotainment controls

regular car Very nice small SUV. Ideal for an older couple or couples w/o children. Two-row seating and plenty of cargo space. The 4 cyl turbo is plenty of muscle. Very stylish and well equipped electronically. Smooth, comfortable ride; excellent fuel economy, especially given the quick acceleration capability; very well assembled, no noticeable defects. Ivonne is incredible! I was very precise about my requirements, and she took excellent care of us! She sent me the information I needed, so we knew exactly what we were getting when we arrived at the dealership! My family would have left Audi Pembroke Pines for another dealership if it hadn't been for Ivonne's effort and great customer service skillset. To begin, I had gone car shopping for my father a few months prior but had been unsuccessful in closing a deal. So he tried again later, but was unsuccessful and had a poor dealership experience...

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35600

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

140 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121

horsepower

211 hp @ 4300 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Multi-link front suspension

suspension rear

Multi-link rear suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

110.5 in.

length

182 in.

width

74 in.

height

65 in.

curb weight

4090 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

57.3 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity

4400

payload

1047

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.3

braking (70-0 mph)

160 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/27 mpg

highway range

429.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Premium $35,600 onwards

211 hp @ 4300 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Premium unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front & Rear Fog/Driving Lights
  • Front Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Automatic
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls
  • Sirius AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Premium Plus $36,475 onwards

211 hp @ 4300 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | Turbocharged gas

  • 19" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Prestige $43,875 onwards

270 hp @ 6500 rpm | 3.2 L | V-6 | Gasoline

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

7.9

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.7

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.2

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The Audi Q5 is a car that has performed quite well in the luxury compact SUV category thanks to excellent fuel economy and good driving manners. It is powered by a 2 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight speed automatic transmission while a V-6 power plant is also available. It is offered in four trim levels namely - 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.2 Premium Plus, and 3.2 Prestige and starts at an MSRP of $35,600. The car boasts features such as automatic headlights, automatic wipers, tri-zone automatic climate control system, 10 speaker audio system and so on. It competes against the likes of the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GL K Class.


7.0/10
Pricing and Features

7.9/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.7/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.2/10
Safety


2012 Audi Q5 Pricing and Features

7.0/10

The 2012 Audi Q5 comes in 4 trims mainly. They are 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.2 Premium Plus, and 3.2 Prestige. The 2.0t Premium starts at a price of $35,600 and goes up to $43,000 for the top-end 3.2 Prestige trim. 

Trim

2.0T Premium

2.0T Premium Plus

3.2 Premium Plus

3.2 Prestige

MSRP

$35,600

$35,600

$43,000

$43,000

Key-features

18-inch wheels

All features of 2.0T Premium, plus:

V6 engine

All features of 3.2 Premium Plus, plus

 

Automatic headlights

Xenon headlights

19-inch alloy wheels

Adaptive headlights

 

Automatic wipers

LED running lights

Keyless ignition/entry

Blind-spot monitoring system

 

Roof rails

Power tailgate

 

14-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system

 

8-way power seats

Auto-dimming interior mirror

 

Heated/cooled cup holder

 

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

   

Rear door sunshades

 

Tri-zone climate control

     
 

10-speaker audio system

     

We Recommend

We recommend you go with the 2.0T Premium or the base trim. For a price of $35,600, it has a long list of standard features which would suffice the need of most buyers. Considering the price to feature ratio it is also a better deal in comparison to the other trims. 

2012 Audi Q5 Engine and Performance

7.9/10

The 2012 Audi is powered by a 2.0 Liter Inline 4 cylinder engine delivering 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Power from the engine goes through the 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission to the All-Wheel-Drive layout of the car. There is also a V6 engine on offer paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. 

Model

Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

Acura RDX

BMW X3 xDrive28i

MSRP

$35,600

$35,880

$32,895

$37,100

Engine

2.0 Liter Inline 4

3.5 Liter V6

2.3 Liter Inline 4

3.0 Liter Inline 6

Drivetrain

All-Wheel-Drive

Rear-Wheel-Drive

Front-Wheel-Drive

All-Wheel-Drive

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed shiftable automatic

5-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

211 hp @ 4300 rpm

268 hp @ 6000 rpm

240 hp @ 6000 rpm

240 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 2400 rpm

260 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

221 ft-lbs. @ 2750 rpm

Top Speed(mph)

147 mph

148 mph

113 mph

155 mph

0-60(mph)

7.2 secs

7.2 secs

7.6 secs

5.5 secs

Quarter-mile

13.3 secs

13.7 secs

14.0 secs

14.2 secs

The Mercedes-Benz here is the only car with a V6 powertrain. It is also the best in terms of power output showcasing a massive 268 horsepower. The Acura RDX and the BMW X3 follow their trail to hold the second position. The Audi Q5 lands lowest in this segment. The BMW here has an edge over the others in terms of overall top speed. 

2012 Audi Q5 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2012 Audi Q5 delivers an efficiency of 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg with combined driving. The 2.0 Liter Inline 4 setup of the Audi is quite fuel-efficient and delivers promising fuel efficiency in the segment. The Acura RDX also features a similar inline 4 cylinder engine but it is not refined like that of the Audi and delivers figures of 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. 

Model

Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

Acura RDX

BMW X3 xDrive28i

MPG (City) (mpg)

20

16

19

19

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

27

22

24

25

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

22

18

21

21

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

19.8 gal

17.4 gal

18.0 gal

17.7 gal

Range (City/Hwy)

396 / 535 miles

278 / 383 miles

342 / 432 miles

336 / 443 miles

As mentioned the Audi Q5 is the most fuel-efficient in the segment. The Acura RDX ranks second. Due to its V6 engine, the Mercedes-Benz consumes a little more than its rival counterparts and lands lowest on the table of efficiency figures. The Audi Q5 here has an advantage over the other for its massive tank capacity of 19.8 gallons which helps it to deliver an impressive long-range both with city and highway driving conditions. 

2012 Audi Q5 Interior

8.7/10

As can be expected from German brands like Audi, the fit and finish of the interior of the Q5 are top-notch. The cabin flaunts luxuriousness with high-quality materials making their presence here and there. The seats of the Audi Q5 are quite comfortable and spacious but a bit more support would be appreciable. 

Model

Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

Acura RDX

BMW X3 xDrive28i

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/57.7/41.0

39.0/55.2/41.4

38.7/58.2/41.8

40.7/57.3/39.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/56.4/37.4

39.7/55.4/35.1

38.3/56.3/37.6

39.1/56.0/36.8

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

29.1 cu-ft.

23.3 cu-ft.

27.8 cu-ft.

27.6 cu-ft.

The Audi Q5 can comfortably seat 5 passengers on its leather-wrapped seats. The seats are of excellent quality and the second row of seats can also slide and recline. Heated functionality does not make it on the list of standard features but it actually exists and makes itself available on the optional list. The Acura RDX here is a clear winner in terms of offering cargo space. Some of the interior features include:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather seats

2012 Audi Q5 Infotainment

The Audi Q5 comes with an MMI infotainment system which includes features like satellite radio and auxiliary input. Audio needs are fulfilled by the 10-speaker audio system that is distributed all across the cabin for a rich and enhancing audio experience. It also includes a Navigation system. The list of optional features includes 14-speaker Bang and Olufsen Audio system which delivers much more premium audio quality than the standard one. Some of the infotainment features of the Audi Q5 are:

  • MMI infotainment system
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Navigation System
  • Satellite Radio
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • MP3 Player

2012 Audi Q5 Exterior

9.0/10

The 2012 Audi Q5 rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels. It also includes automatic headlights at the front. Automatic sensing wipers sweep the rain in harsh weather conditions. It features Audi's signature grille in the front with the Audi logo in front. 

Model

Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Quattro

Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

Acura RDX

BMW X3 xDrive28i

Curb Weight (lbs)

4090 lb.

3979 lb.

3743 lb.

4112 lb.

Length (in.)

182.2 in.

178.2 in.

182.5 in.

183.0 in.

Width (in.)

74.0 in.

74.3 in.

73.6 in.

74.1 in.

Height (in.)

65.1 in.

66.9 in.

65.1 in.

65.4 in.

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.9 in.

7.9 in.

6.3 in.

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

110.5 in.

108.5 in.

104.3 in.

110.6 in.

In terms of curb weight, the BMW X3 makes it on the top of the list being the heaviest car in the segment. The Audi Q5 is comparatively lighter and occupies the second position. Not only is curb weight, but the BMW X3 is also the longest car in the segment with a length of 183 inches. The Audi and the Mercedes-Benz are very generous in offering a good amount of ground clearance of 7.9 inches. Some of the exterior features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Roof rails
  • Panoramic sunroof(optional)

2012 Audi Q5 Safety

8.2/10

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety(IIHS) has conducted safety tests on the 2012 Audi Q5 and it has awarded the car with the highest rating of ‘Good in the crash-tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) has also awarded the car with a 4-star overall rating for the rollover test. Other than that, the new Audi Q5 has standard safety features like stability control, traction control, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags to name a few. Some of the salient safety features of the Audi Q5 are:

  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • ABS
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Curtain side airbags
  • Front side airbags

2012 Audi Q5 Final Verdict

Coming from a German breed, this luxurious SUV from Audi has pretty much all the bells and whistles of a modern-day SUV. Featuring a luxurious cabin bundled with a top-notch interior and comfortable seats are its other perks. A very fuel-efficient and refined engine, a great and appealing exterior looks make the Audi Q5 worthy of its price. Also, the long list of standard features and an overall good safety record from the trustable organizations like NHTSA and IIHS make it a car to consider. 

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Top User Reviews

10

User Overall Rating

There was no cons in Audi Q5

Nothing stops you from buying

by Aimee C. Ashley

8

User Overall Rating

Sporty SUV

cozy family crossover with more reliability

by Ryan L. Borland

7

User Overall Rating

atheletic

regular car

by Donald S. Walker

6

User Overall Rating

2013 Audi Q5

Too much premium. Too much to maintain!

by Jay A. Lutz

9

User Overall Rating

Good qualities in Q5

Nice one!

by John J. Thomas

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