2012 Audi Q5 vs 2013 Audi A4 Allroad
Audi Q5 was first released by the German car maker Audi AG(a part of Volkswagen Group since 1999) in the year of 2009. This is a compact crossover SUV which is quite a rage these days among the car lovers. It comes with the versatility of an SUV and the driving experience of a sedan and happens to be one of the most successful models released by the Zwickau based German auto maker — Audi AG. On the other hand, new Audi A4 Allroad is an all-purpose car which based on A4 platform. It’s a semi-off road vehicle capable of doing a lot of multitasking. As both the vehicles belong to off-road capabilities and are around the same prices , we are bringing the comparison below to spot the differences.
The heart of the Audi A4 Allroad is a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces 211 hp of power and 258 pound feet of torque. Their are two diesel options too as 2.0L TDI and 3.0L TDI producing 177hp and 245hp respectively. The car which is a standard all wheel drive comes with the eight speed auto transmission with manual shift control. The new version is much faster than its predecessors also it is more fuel efficient. On the other part, the 2013 Audi Q5 is offered in two petrol options and three diesel variants.The petrol versions are 2.0 liter TFSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 3.2 liter FSI 6-cylinder engine with DOHC where 2.0 liter engine can generate maximum power of 211 hp whereas the 3.2 liter V6 version goes a bit higher at 270 hp. The torque generated by 2.0 L engine is 258 lb-ft but the 3.2 L V6 can generate 243 lb-ft only. However when it comes to acceleration 2.0 L engine takes 7.0 seconds whereas the 3.2 one sprints from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 6.7 seconds. The three diesel variants are 2.0L TDI, 2.0L TDI with turbocharger and 3.0L TDI producing 143hp, 170hp and 240hp. The torque in diesel is a tad higher thatn the gasoline engines and gives instant boost in acceleration.
2012 Audi Q5 has Audi’s standard fit and finish that gives it a distinct classy look that Audi is known for. The insides are quite spacious. It is equipped with Panorama sunroof that gives ambient light for daytime driving. At the same time, 2013 Audi A4 Allroad definitely comes with a great cabin with the best in the class material being used on the inside. The space on the inside in terms of the cargo room is also quite ample. The car comes with more luxury quotient than the other regular models in competition. The car’s interior is clad in high quality material. Coming over to the Q5, the interiors possess a lot of similarity in all aspects and one can’t even judge the differences at the first glance. The seats are electrically adjustable and give a very comfortable posture to lay on.
On the outside Audi A4 Allroad comes with comparatively elevated height than the car it is supposed to replace. Audi A4 allroad comes with the 18 inch standard wheels although one could also go for the 19 inch ones as well as other custom options. Xenon lights come as standard. The car looks decent with a touch of sportiness. However, the lower height as compared to the Q5 gives it a strong capability to glue on road.
On the outside, Audi Q5 has a Singleframe Grille. It also boasts of Audi Xenon Plus headlights in the upper trims with LED daytime running lights. These lights are very energy efficient as well. The looks are compact and the car doesn’t looks much longer. One can opt the car in 10 different colors with 4 variations in alloys. The alloys are specifically designed to suit the cars ergonomics. The new design of Q5 looks seamless with smoother design all over, especially at the rear. You would fall in love with it at a first glance.
2012 Audi Q5 is priced around £30,365 and the top end model is figured at £39,505 whereas the price of the A4 all road is placed at £31,380 and the top end model extends at £36,845. Rest of the things depends on the buyer’s imagination.