2012 Audi Q5

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Audi Q5 highlights

Customer rating


  • Interior fit and finish is beautiful
  • Good EPA fuel economy estimates


  • The trunk isn't particularly roomy
  • V6 is not as quick or efficient as the base engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 23 highway, 20 combined

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2012 Audi Q5 is a strong choice for a luxury compact SUV

Audi capitalized on the huge demand for compact SUVs with the 2009 debut of the Q5. For the 2012 model year, Audi's classy premium SUV faces a pack of rivals including the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Range Rover Evoque, and Volvo XC60.

The Audi Q5 makes a very convincing case for itself among the crowd. Audi's signature high-quality interior is evident, as are a stylish design, efficient and powerful engines, and refinement. It's available in four trim levels—2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.2 Premium Plus, and 3.2 Prestige—and the numbers relate to either a 211-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 270-hp 3.2-liter V6. All-wheel drive comes standard. The Q5 doesn't provide quite the fun drive of higher performing rivals, but it's such a competent all-rounder it's difficult to really criticize it for that. Its only real shortcomings are relatively limited trunk space and its costly options, many via packages such as the appealing S line and Luxury packages.

All Audi Q5 years

New for 2012

  • The Q5 is available in a new trim called the Premium.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

Explore Audi Q5 details

Prestige 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All wheel drive (4WD/AWD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 38.1"/R 37.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

660/4400 lbs.



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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Audi Q5 is a luxury SUV that has many features. Customers like the car's lines, fuel economy, and handling. The car also has a back up camera and towing capability. The audio system in the car is great as well.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Audi Q5 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Audi Q5 15th out of 23 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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