Nice winter road test report here with the Audi Q5 2.0T. quattro rocks!
In this day of high fuel prices, common sense would dictate that larger and thirstier vehicles wouldn’t be in vogue, with buyers instead opting for smaller frugal cars. While that holds true, we also feel that because of our busy lifestyles, and the need to bring people and things places, a larger vehicle is often required. We think we found a happy medium in the Q5 2.0T. As we mentioned in our last test of the Q5 3.2 , the Q5 is an excellently sized car for day to day use, with tons of room for passengers and cargo. It’s also very nice to drive, and comfortable on long hauls. The Q5 doesn’t mind sporty driving at all either.
We’ve always been big fans of Audi’s turbocharged 4 cylinder engines, and the latest 2.0 liter FSI direct fuel injected version is a sweetheart. In the Q5, it’s rated at 211hp and 253 lb/ft of torque, which is achieved at 1500 rpm. This small and efficient twin cam 4 valves per cylinder 4 pot engine makes more torque than its larger and thirstier 3.2 liter V6 sibling, which only manages to churn out 243 lb/ft at 3000 rpm.