2011 Audi
Q5 Premium Plus
vs. 2011 Infiniti
FX35

2011 Infiniti FX35

9.8

Winner

Infiniti FX35

starting from

$43,495

Reasons to buy the Infiniti FX35

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Keyless entry
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Quite powerful
303 HP @ 6,800 RPM
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Spacious front seats
58.3 ft3
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9.6

starting from

$43,375

Reasons to buy the Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Average city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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More airbags
6
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Almost the same
Performance 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • The FX35's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.7 lb/hp vs 15.9 lb/hp
  • The FX35 has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 7 vs 6
  • More than 10% more powerful, 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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
Entertainment System 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Almost the same
  • The FX35 has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 11 vs 10
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but FX35 in particular is extraordinary
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
  • Very expensive
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • The FX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty good, too
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the FX35; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

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Q5 Premium Plus
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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM The FX35 is fairly powerful, but the Q5 Premium Plus is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 Both have more gears, but the FX35 in particular has a wide number
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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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 13.7 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the FX35 in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 ft vs 36.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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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 FX35 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

Entertainment System

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Q5 Premium Plus
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Number of speakers 10 vs 11 Both have more speakers, but the FX35 in particular has a large number
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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 Standard Both come standard with 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 Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the FX35; but it's not available at all on the Q5 Premium Plus

Cost

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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
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MSRP $43,375 vs $43,495 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 16 mpg The Q5 Premium Plus has OK city mileage, while the FX35 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but FX35 in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 6.8 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 133 ft The Q5 Premium Plus has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the FX35 is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 93.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 95.0 mph mph The FX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.85 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 57.3 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3 The FX35 has roomy front seats, but the Q5 Premium Plus is very cramped
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 1,213 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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Q5 Premium Plus has a good number of cupholders, but the FX35 does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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