The 2009 Q5 is a long vehicle offering a roomy cabin and cargo hold for well-heeled buyers.
"Of all its competition," says Edmunds, the Q5's 110.5-inch wheelbase is the longest." It says that gives the Q5 better interior space of up to 101.5 cubic feet. Motor Trend says "size is largely responsible for its comfort."
ConsumerGuide says the Q5 has "cushy, supportive front seats" and "tilting and sliding 60/40 rear seats." Car and Driver calls the driving position "commendable." Back-seat riders will find a split folding bench, as well as reclining backrest.
The size of the vehicle also helps provide ample storage space. ConsumerGuide points out the "Q5 has a wide-mouthed hatch and fairly low floor to ease cargo loading." However, "small items storage is just OK."
The quality of the Q5 is standard Audi: impeccable. Edmunds says, "As always, the aesthetic experience is wonderful," that it sets "any Audi apart from the competition."