2011 Audi
Q5 Premium Plus
vs. 2011 Honda
CR-V

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10.0

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$43,375

Reasons to buy the Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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Average power
270 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Honda CR-V

8.6

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
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"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$23,405
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
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  • Almost the same
  • The Q5 Premium Plus's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Q5 Premium Plus has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
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  • The Q5 Premium Plus's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • 50% more powerful, 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • The Q5 Premium Plus's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.9 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.4
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  • The Q5 Premium Plus has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The best price we've seen is $19,970 cheaper (around 50% less), $23,405 vs $43,375
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 18 mpg
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Both have lots of cupholders
Overall 10.0 vs 8.6

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Q5 Premium Plus's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Q5 Premium Plus's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the CR-V ; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Q5 Premium Plus; the CR-V only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Q5 Premium Plus has more speakers and the CR-V is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Q5 Premium Plus's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Q5 Premium Plus has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

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CR-V
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The Q5 Premium Plus is of average power, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Q5 Premium Plus has more gears and the CR-V is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both the Q5 Premium Plus's semi-automatic transmission and the CR-V 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.9 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp The Q5 Premium Plus is a sporty car, while the CR-V is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Q5 Premium Plus has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 ft vs 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Q5 Premium Plus has a good number of airbags, but the CR-V is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Cost

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MSRP $43,375 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price, but the Q5 Premium Plus is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Q5 Premium Plus's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the CR-V 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Q5 Premium Plus's basic warranty is long lasting, but the CR-V 's is very short

Road Tests

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Q5 Premium Plus
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The Q5 Premium Plus can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the CR-V is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 123 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 93.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph The Q5 Premium Plus's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the CR-V 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.85 g vs 0.77 g The Q5 Premium Plus has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the CR-V is just OK
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 3 stars

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 57.3 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Q5 Premium Plus is very cramped
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 850 lb
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Q5 Premium Plus offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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