Pushing it right to the top of the compact crossover segment, the 2011 Audi Q5 is a perfect blend of impressive fuel economy, fun-to-drive dynamics, and spacious interior on offer. It is back in its third year with certain major updates. Displaying a case of impressive performance figures, the Audi Q5 for the year gets a new 211 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is mated to an also new 8-speed automatic. Based closely on the larger Audi Q7, the Q5 comes in over 4 trim levels.
2011 Audi Q5 For Sale
The 2011 Audi Q5 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $35,200, excluding a $995 destination charge. While this is for the base Premium trim, the top end 3.2T Prestige trim retails at $56,000. While the top-tier Premium Plus and Prestige trim come with all the latest creature comforts, active and passive safety features, stepping down to the base Q5 Premium trim should suffice most shoppers. Upon saving more than $7000, not only do you get all the basic amenities, but Audi also treats you with the latest packages on offer.
2011 Audi Q5 Buying Advice
if you're in the market for an older Audi Q5, part of the same generation, you could also opt for the 2013 Audi Q5, which gained a supercharged V6 engine, apart from certain feature updates too.
Further changes to the tune of a new S Line exterior trim join the 3.2 Premium Plus trim, while the Prestige trim gains adaptive headlights as standard. With better than average reliability ratings, there have been no major reported problems with the Q5 by previous owners. The 2011 Audi Q5 SUV goes up against the likes of luxury SUVs like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK Class, and INFINITI EX.