Used Audi Q5 Shoppers May Find Just The Exact Vehicle At Charlie Clark
The Audi Q5 has seen a decade and a half run with two generations, representing a successful compact luxury crossover SUV that can compete with the best. In a market that is saturated with choice, it is hard to stand out and even harder still to justify a luxury price. So, what makes the Q5 worth your money? Read on to find out as we explore the second generation of the Audi Q5 and dive into how it justifies its place at the top.
Performance As A Standard
While you may not blow your mind as it comes in a small package and with a smaller engine, it gets the job done, and the standard AWD delivers some of the best acceleration and handling in the compact SUV sector. On the road, it performs admirably and rides well, although, for the smoothest ride, you are going to have to seek out the pricier model with air suspension installed. Offroad, it is capable, but outside of dirt roads and low-difficulty trails, you are likely to find yourself stuck as its relatively low wheelbase keeps the Q5 solid as an on-road focused vehicle.
Inside, there is plenty of room with seating for up to five. The driver's seat is electrically powered on all second-generation models and even has programmable seating on higher-end trims. It has ample trunk space for a compact, and with the back seats down, you can expect around 56 cu ft of room for cargo. Where the Q5 falls short is that its seat may be a bit stiff and feel slightly less luxurious than you may expect from the price point.
Tech Features Standard In Second Generation Audi Q5
• 10.1 in to 12.3 in touchscreen • Audi smartphone interface • Apple Car Play • Android Auto
Safety Features Standard In Second Generation Audi Q5
• Audi side assist • Lane departure warning • Audi pre sense rear • Parking system plus • Rear cross-traffic assist • Adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist • A top-view camera system
What To Look Out For When Considering A Used Audi Q5
Older generation Audi Q5s are known for suffering from some automatic gearbox failures and excessive oil consumption, which can lead to some increased maintenance costs. The second generation of the Q5 fixed most of those problems, but their reliability tends to decline after 100,000 miles, which is well past the warranty threshold. Yet, the newer Audi Q5 can suffer from some delays with the start-stop gas-saving system and should be thoroughly test-driven before committing.
What Kind Of Driver Is The Q5 Best For?
If you are looking for a compact and family-friendly SUV, the Q5 may be your luxury option. It has excellent styling and a head-turning exterior and makes the most of its small engine for a satisfying drive. While not suited for offroad experiences, the Q5 is more than competent, and its interconnectivity makes it easy to relax inside when driving. Moreover, thanks to its five-star safety rating, you aren't likely to find a safer vehicle for the whole family. However, for those looking for an offroading and adventuring vehicle or something with more under the hood, a different used SUV may be worth considering at Charlie Clark of El Paso.
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Do you think the Audi Q5 is the perfect fit for you? Our sales representatives are here to guide you through the entire car buying process. Come on today and take a test drive, or browse our available vehicles online. While we’re an Infiniti dealership, we offer used models of all types including the Audi Q5.