2011 Audi
Q5 Premium Plus
vs. 2011 Toyota
4Runner Limited

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

9.8

starting from

$39,210

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner Limited

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Good cargo space
89.7 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.0"
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Has 3 rows of seats
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9.7

starting from

$43,375

Reasons to buy the Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 17 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The 4Runner Limited has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 15 vs 10
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
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  • The Q5 Premium Plus's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • The Q5 Premium Plus has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have lots of cupholders
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
Overall 9.8 vs 9.7

Luxury Features

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4Runner Limited
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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 Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 4Runner Limited; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

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4Runner Limited
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Q5 Premium Plus
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MSRP $39,210 vs $43,375 The 4Runner Limited has a reasonable price, while the Q5 Premium Plus is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Q5 Premium Plus's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 4Runner Limited's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Q5 Premium Plus's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 4Runner Limited's is very short

Entertainment System

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4Runner Limited
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Number of speakers 15 vs 10 Both have more speakers, but the 4Runner Limited in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Q5 Premium Plus's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 4Runner Limited does not
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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 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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4Runner Limited
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Q5 Premium Plus
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Q5 Premium Plus has more gears and the 4Runner Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Q5 Premium Plus's semi-automatic transmission and the 4Runner Limited'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 16.8 lb/hp vs 15.9 lb/hp The Q5 Premium Plus is a sporty car, while the 4Runner Limited is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-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 37.4 ft vs 38.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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4Runner Limited
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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 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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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 SafetyConnect vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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4Runner Limited
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Q5 Premium Plus
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the 4Runner Limited
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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4Runner Limited
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Q5 Premium Plus
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The 4Runner Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Q5 Premium Plus is OK, too
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Cargo space 89.7 ft3 vs 57.3 ft3 The 4Runner Limited has lots of cargo room and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty good
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front seats 53.8 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3 The 4Runner Limited has average-sized front seats, while the Q5 Premium Plus is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1575 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 10 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

Road Tests

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4Runner Limited
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Q5 Premium Plus
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 7.1 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 130 ft The Q5 Premium Plus has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the 4Runner Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.9 s @ 87 mph vs 15.5 s @ 93 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.85 g The Q5 Premium Plus has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the 4Runner Limited is below average
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

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