2011 Audi
Q5 Premium Plus
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4Runner SR5

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10.0

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$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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Moon roof
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2011 Toyota 4Runner SR5

9.4

Runner-up

Toyota 4Runner SR5

starting from

$31,115

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner SR5

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Good cargo space
89.7 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9"
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Has 3 rows of seats
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's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.1
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Q5 Premium Plus
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Q5 Premium Plus's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 4Runner SR5
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
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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
Cost 10.0 vs 9.9
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Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
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Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Both have lots of cupholders
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  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
Overall 10.0 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

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4Runner SR5
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Number of speakers 10 vs 8 The Q5 Premium Plus has more speakers and the 4Runner SR5 is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Q5 Premium Plus's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 4Runner SR5 does not
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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

Luxury Features

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Q5 Premium Plus
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4Runner SR5
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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 Optional Conveniently adjust your seat with the Q5 Premium Plus's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 4Runner SR5
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 4Runner SR5; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Q5 Premium Plus

Performance

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Q5 Premium Plus
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4Runner SR5
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Q5 Premium Plus has more gears and the 4Runner SR5 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 4Runner SR5'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 16.3 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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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 37.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Q5 Premium Plus
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4Runner SR5
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MSRP $43,375 vs $31,115 The 4Runner SR5 has a reasonable price, while the Q5 Premium Plus is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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 4Runner SR5'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 4Runner SR5's is very short

Safety Features

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4Runner SR5
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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 None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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4Runner SR5
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the 4Runner SR5
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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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Q5 Premium Plus
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4Runner SR5
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Passengers 5 vs 7 The 4Runner SR5 has lots of passenger seats and the Q5 Premium Plus is OK, too
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Cargo space 57.3 ft3 vs 89.7 ft3 The 4Runner SR5 has lots of cargo room and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty good
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 54.8 ft3 The 4Runner SR5 has average-sized front seats, while the Q5 Premium Plus is very cramped
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 1,700 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 4Runner SR5
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Cupholders 8 vs 10 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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Q5 Premium Plus
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4Runner SR5
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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 130 ft vs 138 ft The Q5 Premium Plus has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the 4Runner SR5 is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 93.0 mph mph vs 15.9 s s @ 87.3 mph mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.85 g vs 0.73 g The Q5 Premium Plus has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the 4Runner SR5 is below average
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

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