2011 Audi
Q5 Premium
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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Quite powerful
303 HP @ 6,800 RPM
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Very sporty performance
13.7 lb/hp
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Moon roof
Standard
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9.2

Runner-up

Audi Q5 Premium

starting from

$36,075

Reasons to buy the Audi Q5 Premium

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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Average city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the FX35; not available on the Q5 Premium
  • Enjoy additional natural light with the FX35's standard sun roof
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • The FX35's power-to-weight ratio is around 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.7 lb/hp vs 19.4 lb/hp
  • More than 40% more powerful, 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM
  • Almost the same, 36.7 ft vs 38.1 ft
Safety Features 9.4 vs 10.0
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  • The Q5 Premium has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the FX35; but it's not available at all on the Q5 Premium
  • The FX35 has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 11 vs 10
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $7,420 cheaper (around 20% less), $36,075 vs $43,495
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Overall 9.8 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the FX35's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the FX35; not available on the Q5 Premium
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

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FX35
2011 Infiniti FX35
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Horsepower 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM The FX35 is fairly powerful, but the Q5 Premium is not far behind
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Number of gears 7 vs 8 Plenty of gears
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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 Turbocharger The Q5 Premium's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.7 lb/hp vs 19.4 lb/hp The FX35 is a very sporty car, while the Q5 Premium is quite sluggish
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 38.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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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 5 vs 6 The Q5 Premium 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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FX35
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Number of speakers 11 vs 10 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 Q5 Premium has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the FX35; but it's not available at all on the Q5 Premium

Cost

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FX35
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MSRP $43,495 vs $36,075 The Q5 Premium has a reasonable price, while the FX35 is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 20 mpg The Q5 Premium has OK city mileage, while the FX35 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 50,000 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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FX35
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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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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FX35
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0-60 mph 6.8 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.2 s @ 95 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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FX35
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 62.0 ft3 vs 57.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 58.3 ft3 vs 53.9 ft3 The FX35 has roomy front seats and the Q5 Premium is OK
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Base payload capacity 1213 lb vs Unknown
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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 4 vs 8 The Q5 Premium 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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