The Q5 has already been modified by the people at Caractere and this stock version really has its own personality when it comes to speed and performance, both of which they stand bold and independently superior in themselves. Based largely on the Audi’s original A4 which has already pleased critics around, the Q5 would otherwise be an equally impressive model. It is slightly heavier than the A4 though and despite that, still light enough to carry the car around in stable and comfortable fashion.
Inside the car, the design also very much mirrors its bigger brother, the Q7 including its seats, controls, instrument panel and the overall theme. Audi has skewed the model for the US market which comes with features like a 10 speaker surround audio system, power seats, leather upholstery, a 60/40 rear seat and Audi’s very own Multi-Media Interface or the MMI. On top of that, you also get climate control system, satellite radio, navigation system and an LCD display.
Whichever way you look, you will not be able to shake of the Audi-ness of this car. One of the most significant areas here is the sheer comfort you can expect from the Q5. The reclining and adjustable seats are so well fitted and the space around it are all so ergonomically designed that you just like sitting in it. At the end of the day, it is the manner by which Audi usually roll out their cars which makes every single model stand out among the rest. Driving the Q5 takes up quite some space on the road and like it or not, you get a feeling that you are ‘bullying’ the smaller cars, but then again, you are driving an Audi and they are not.