2010 Audi Q5

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Introduced as a new model for 2009, Audi is making minor changes to the Q5 for 2010. These include new optional wheels, upgraded trim within the passenger cabin, and equipment changes in several of the packages. The premium Bang & Olufsen audio upgrade is now also available as a stand-alone option on the Premium Plus model.
  • Minor updates for 2010
  • New 20-inch, 5-spoke S-line wheels
  • New in-dash wood inlays in cabin
  • Standard blind-spot warning system on Prestige models
  • New Luxury package with leather instrument panel and ventilated Milano front leather seating surfaces on Prestige models
  • Bang & Olufsen audio package is now a stand-alone option for the Premium Plus models
  • Upgraded low-tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Dakar Beige exterior color dropped (although it may be custom ordered through the Audi exclusive program)

The Audi Q5 is a five-passenger, all-wheel-drive wagon with a V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Audi's first luxury compact SUV was introduced as a new model in 2009 and has not changed much for 2010. It competes (in a crowded segment) with the Infiniti EX35, the Volvo XC60, the Acura RDX, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Or, if you prefer, consider it a lighter, smaller version of the Audi Q7 with a long list of luxury features.

The Audi Q5 is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The Premium (base) package includes 18-inch wheels, eight-way power seats, three-zone climate control, trip computer, 10-speaker stereo system (with optional Bluetooth connectivity and iPod interface), heated side mirrors, eight-way power front seats (heating is optional), and tilt/telescoping steering wheel. A sunroof is optional.

The Premium Plus package includes the aforementioned features, as well as a standard sunroof and heated front seats, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, and optional 19-inch wheels. The Prestige trim includes 19-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a navigation package, and an upgraded sound system. Twenty-inch wheels and the Audi Drive Select system are optional. The Luxury Package of options includes upgraded seating.

Standard on all Q5s is Audi's proprietary Quattro all-wheel drive system and a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.2-liter V6 engine produces 270 hp and 243 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA estimates are 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Q5 \"Good\" on front and side impact tests, while NHTSA gave the Q5 five stars in all categories in its testing. Safety features include stability and traction control, front and side airbags, and side curtain airbags.

The 2010 Audi Q5 started at $37,350.


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  • Name Premium (quattro 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37350.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
  • Name Premium Plus (quattro 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37350.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
  • Name Prestige (quattro 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37350.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 12-way pwr front bucket seats w/4-way pwr lumbar adjustment, seatback storage nets
  • 40/20/40 split-folding second-row rear seat w/fully-flat folding, 10-degree seatback angle adjustment, fore/aft adjustment, independent quick-release from cargo area
  • Folding & sliding front center armrest w/adjustable height & storage underneath
  • Velour carpeting
  • Front & rear floor mats w/fastening mechanism
  • 4-spoke multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt & telescopic manually adjustable steering column
  • Remote locking doors
  • Trip computer -inc: outside temp display, digital speed display, radio/telephone display, active Auto Check system w/speed warning device, pictogram display for open door & deck lid
  • Pwr central locking system -inc: convenience open/close of windows & sunroof, automatic locking/unlocking
  • Pwr windows -inc: pwr retention, one touch up/down on all (4) windows, driver controlled lock-out, pinch protection
  • Electronic active cruise control
  • Interior tailgate release on driver door
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system & immobilizer w/blinking theft deterrent light in driver door
  • 3-zone automatic climate control w/B-pillar vents, pollen filter, humidity & sun sensors
  • Electric rear window defogger w/automatic timed shut off feature
  • Illuminated locking glovebox w/air-conditioned vent for cooling
  • (4) 12V pwr outlets: front ashtray, front center console storage bin, rear of front center console, in cargo area
  • (2) front cupholders
  • (2) retractable cupholders in second row fold-down rear center armrest
  • (4) bottle holders
  • Front & rear ashtrays
  • Aluminum trim around air vents
  • Walnut wood decorative inlays
  • (4) assist handles in headliner above each door w/slow retraction feature
  • Front sliding sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirror for driver & front passenger
  • Front & rear reading lights
  • Front & rear footwell lighting
  • Leather shift knob
  • Storage nets in: passenger footwell, passenger-side cargo wall
  • Removable cargo floor w/waterproof storage area underneath
  • (4) tie-down eyelets in floor of trunk
  • Hard cargo cover
  • Heated front seats
  • HomeLink 3-channel remote transmitter in overhead console
  • Auto-dimming interior mirrors w/compass
  • Audi advanced key
  • 18" x 8" 10-spoke V-design alloy wheels
  • 235/60R18 all-season tires
  • Temporary inflatable spare tire w/attached compressor
  • Full body paint
  • Brushed aluminum roof rails w/crossbars
  • Brushed aluminum trim around side windows
  • 2-way automatic halogen headlamps
  • Dual front & rear foglights
  • 3 blink touch-to-pass lane change feature
  • Heated pwr mirrors w/LED turn signal indicators
  • Privacy glass
  • Automatic variable speed windshield wipers
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Rear window wiper w/washer system
  • LED rear lights
  • Panorama sunroof
  • Audi automatic xenon plus headlamps w/LED daytime running lights
  • Auto-dimming heated pwr folding mirrors w/LED turn signal indicators
  • Pwr tailgate
  • 19" x 8" 5-arm alloy wheels
  • 235/55R19 all-season tires
  • Audi side assist
  • 3.2L V6 engine
  • 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • Front/rear electronically locking hypoid gear differential
  • quattro all-wheel drive
  • Fully galvanized steel unibody construction w/aluminum hood & tailgate
  • Front five-link independent steel spring suspension
  • Rear trapezoidal-link independent steel spring suspension
  • Servotronic speed sensitive power steering
  • Front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • Electromechanical parking brake w/drive-off release function
  • Exposed dual exhaust tailpipes w/polished tips
  • Tool kit & jack located in storage compartment in trunk
    • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Hydraulic brake assist
    • ESP (electronic stabilization program) w/roll-over mitigation, ABS, EBD, EDL, ASR, off road mode w/hill descent control
    • Daytime running lights
    • Impact protection w/reinforced high strength steel & aluminum crossmembers
    • Driver & front passenger advanced dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints
    • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side thorax airbag supplemental restraints
    • Front passenger occupant detection
    • SIDEGUARD head curtain airbags for both rows of seats
    • Front row three-point safety belts w/automatic pretensioning, height adjustable upper mounts, force limiters
    • Rear second row three-point safety belts w/automatic pretensioning, automatic locking retractor
    • LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) provisions in rear seats (including third row)
    • Integrated child door locks in rear doors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Audi AM/FM/MP3/CD MMI concert radio plus w/(10) speakers, 180W amplifier, color screen
    • Sirius satellite radio -inc: (3) months complimentary service
    • SD card slot w/32GB capacity *Dual slots if Audi MMI Navigation Plus is selected*
    • Aux-in located in center console
    • Audi music interface -inc: iPod cable *Deletes aux-in jack*
    • Prep for Bluetooth & HomeLink
    • Bang & Olufsen AM/FM/MP3 sound system w/14-speakers, 505 watt amplifier
    • Audi MMI navigation plus pkg -inc: HDD navigation w/voice control, APS advanced w/rearview camera, color driver info system, single CD/DVD-player

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