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If you are looking for a good used SUV, a used Audi Q5 could be the just the right vehicle for you. Joining the larger Q7 in Audi’s crossover lineup, the five-passenger Q5 was introduced in March, 2009 as a new entry in the small premium crossover segment, competing with vehicles such as the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Land Rover LR2, Mercedes-Benz GLK and Volvo XC60.
Based on the platform of Audi’s popular A4 sedan, the Q5 is powered by a 3.2-liter, 270-HP V6, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and powering all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro™ all-wheel drive.
If you’re looking for a used Audi Q5, be aware that this vehicle is available in three trim levels, each of which is available with a limited number of stand-alone options. “Premium” models include 18-inch wheels, heated rear view mirrors, eight-way power driver’s and passenger’s seats, three-zone automatic climate control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, ten-speaker audio system (with CD player, AUX and SD card inputs), satellite radio, Audi’s dash-mounted “MMI” control interface and a trip computer. Stand-alone options include heated front seats and a two-panel glass “panorama” moon roof.
“Premium Plus” versions, the next step up, add xenon headlamps, light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps, auto-dimming and power folding outside rear view mirrors, power tailgate, heated front seats, 6-CD changer, and the panorama moon roof. Premium Plus Q5s may also include stand-alone options such as voice-activated navigation with real-time traffic, 19-inch wheels and a rear view camera.
The top-level Q5 “Prestige” adds voice-activated navigation, 19-inch wheels, keyless entry and starting, and a premium Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker audio system. Optionally available on Prestige-level Q5s are 20-inch wheels, a blind spot monitoring system, and Audi’s “Drive Select” system, offering four selectable modes for suspension settings, steering response, transmission shift points and throttle response.
Some Q5s may be equipped with an “S Package” option, including 20-inch wheels, performance tires, unique front and rear fascias, a sport-design steering wheel, paddle shifters, aluminum trim accents, and a black headliner.
The Q5 achieves EPA fuel economy ratings of 18 miles per gallon (MPG) in city driving and 23 MPG on the highway, slightly better than most of its closest competitors.
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