The 2012 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV powered by two different engines. The base Q5 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. For upgraded performance, Audi offers an optional 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 270 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The permanent 4-wheel drive system can be paired with either a 6-speed automatic transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission for an EPA estimated range of 18 mpg city to 27 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include xenon headlights, LED tail lights, heated side mirrors with LED turn signals, steering wheel controls, leather seating, panorama sunroof, heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, HD radio, Bang & Olufsen® Sound System, navigation system, iPod®/iPhone® integration, and automatic windshield wipers. Safety is comprised of dual-stage front airbags, side thorax airbags, head curtain airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-pressure distribution, and brake assist. The Q5 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012, Audi left well enough alone. The Q5 is available in four new paint colors, but the rest is carried over from 2011.
Strong performance; improved fuel economy; excellent ride quality; strong safety feature content; class-leading towing capability; available Audi Drive Select customization
With the 2.0 TFSI engine and 8-speed automatic, the 2012 Audi Q5 performs similarly to its V6-equipped big brother while being much more fuel-efficient. The Q5 now gets an EPA highway rating of 27 mpg. The Q5 has the longest wheelbase in its class and that gives it an especially smooth, settled ride. With the V6, the Q5 has the highest towing capacity in its class. The Q5's rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive system brings more driving enjoyment than is typical for enthusiasts and those who might rather be driving a sport sedan, while the interior has just as much versatility and flexibility as other utility vehicles in this class.