2014 Audi Q5
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- Well built and comfortable ride
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I'm getting good fuel economy with quick response. Love this car and all the features. The upgrade stereo is awesome.
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I test drove 2 audi Q5s - tdi and 3.0. While 3.0 has somewhat better response than tdi, both were disappointing when it came to hp and pickup. Further, it was a rainy day. When I wanted to back up, the backup camera had water drops fogging the visibility ! At a window sticker of 50K+, such defects, lack of optional features like ventilated seats and safety features like blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, etc., are unacceptable. Neither Q5 had features that several new model vehicles from other manufacturers have (such as the safety pack: blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, more strategic placement of air bags, etc.) nor ventilated seats or other comforts of a luxury vehicle.
When I test drove the Cadenza (yes, a Kia!), I was simply floored by how much better it drove compared to the Q5! It had all the bells and whistles that Q5 or several other luxury vehicles don't or charge enormously more to have. The interior was very pleasing and everything had a touch of high quality. Very spacious front and back seats and leg space. So many new features can't even list all. For instance, at night when you come near the driver's side of the car, an automatic light near the side mirror will come on to give you more visibility.
After I drove the 2 Audi Q5s, I had narrowed down my final choice to the Kia Cadenza (tech+premium packages) and the Chrysler 300C with 5.7, V8 with 363 hp, with all the comforts (don't know what to call that as they have so many confusing names, you have to actually check out the vehicle you want to check what all features it has). While dealwise both dealers were making very good deals, I was also looking to get the most features at the least price. The Kia sales guy in Naples, FL made me an offer (or rather I made an offer) that I could not walk away from. Though the Chrysler had some more features like 2 ventilated seats, remote starter) it did not have the lane change alert that the Cadenza has. Otherwise, both have many safety features including blind spot monitors, backup cameras with park sensors, adaptive cruise contol, etc. that the 2 Audis did not. Cadenza is 2014 and Chrysler is 2013 (2014 not yet out). Audis I test drove were 2013, though the sales person gave me the impression that he was talking about the 2014s and was vague as to which one he was selling me (apparently 2013s would be less than the 2014s).
Comparing an Audi to a Kia sounds unthinkable, but get over it. Some times mentioning the name Kia sounds a bit uncomfortable, with the past perception on media (including Jay Leno) that it is a low quality vehicle, I said to myself, objectively how is the vehicle? It is much better the the Audi Q5s. (it is possible the Audi 8L may be better, but are you willing to shell out more than $100K? If power is what you want, the Chrysler 300C with the 5.7 V8 will do very well at a little less than half the price of an Audi 8L). You will change your perception if you just drive any of the Kia vehicles, particularly the Cadenza which competes with other luxury vehicles. (I also test drove the 2014 Sorrento which drives well too and has several features like 3 drives (comfort, normal and sport with simple controls). The cadenza has a more luxurious feel and had lane change alert which sorrento or the Q5s did not), So I went with the Cadenza at a very happy price.
Plus the Cadenza has a 5 year warranty and Q5 a 4 year....read morehide
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