Bullz-Eye took the Audi Q5 out for some review time recently, testing the crossover up against the rest of its very crowded segment. Audi has one thing going for it above other carmakers though – a history of making high quality sedans. Crossovers are all about providing the handling and finesse of a great sports sedan with the utility and extra space of an SUV. It’s a delicate balance, and one Audi was able to strike perfectly.
Here’s and excerpt from the 2011 Audi Q5 review:
The interior of the 2011 Audi Q5 3.2 quattro Tiptronic is one of the top of its class, serving as a reminder of how well Audi knows her customer. The upscale black leather and sliding rear seats make it obvious that interior quality was a top priority for the Audi design team. Our test model sported three zone climate control, heated 12-way power front seats with driver memory, decorative wood inlays, tilt and telescopic adjusted steering column and privacy glass. Other notable features included the 60/40 split folding rear seats with passthrough adjustment and power tailgate. The dash was smart and efficient with an Audi MMI navigation plus package and included Audi’s parking system plus rearview camera, CD/DVD player, HD radio, color driver information system and HDD navigation with voice control. The stand out for us was the Bang & Olufsen sound system. It was off the charts fantastic and we had to struggle not to crank up every song we liked on the included Sirius radio. The seating was roomy enough for five adults and the ride was quiet and smooth. The panoramic sunroof was enormous and enhanced the lighting in the cabin of the Q5. We also found the cargo space behind the rear seats to be larger than expected with more than enough space for those with an active lifestyle.
For the complete review, be sure to head over to the Bullz-Eye Cars Channel.