We have just one more day left with the 2009 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro for our weekly test-drive. Apparently, Audi could only give us the car for 4 days since the SUV/Crossover was extremely overbooked for the press. I’ll close off my daily updates with some fun facts about the 2009 Audi Q5. Look out for the full-review next week.
Fun Facts about the 2009 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro Triptronic:
– Starting MSRP $37,200: Our 2009 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro Triptonic was priced at $52,950. Options included the Prestige Package ($11,000) Meteor gray peral effect paint ($475), Audi drive select ($2,950) and Audi side assist ($500).
– Engine: 3.2L FSI V6 producing 270-hp with a peak torque of 243 lb-ft. 0 to 60 mph comes in 6.7 seconds.
– EPA fuel-economy is estimated at 18/23 mpg (city/highway): I fluctuated between 18.5 and 19 mpg.
– Key competitors include the Acura RDX ($32,520), BMW X3 ($39,700), Infiniti EX35 ($33,800), Mercedes Benz GLK ($34,600), and the Volvo XC60 ($33,845). In my opinion, the 2009 Audi Q5 is a little pricier than most of its competition. Right off the bat, I can tell you that drive/ride quality are much better than the X3 and the GLK since I’ve driven both of those SUVs. The Audi Q5 also has the longest wheelbase in its class.
– Best-in-class regarding towing capacity: A total capacity of 4,400 lbs.
– Acura RDX = 1500 lbs
– BMW X3 = 3500 lbs
– Mercedes GLK = 3500 lbs
– Infiniti EX = Towing not recommended
– Volvo XC60 = 3307 lbs
The full review will be posted later on next week. Stay tuned.
2009 Audi Q5 Test-Drive Week:
– By: Stephen Calogera
All Photos Copyright © 2009 Stephen Calogera ““ egmCarTech.