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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

I leased a Q5 for my wife last December, she loves it, I dont care for it as much. Kinda small inside, not enough legroom between the driver seat and the steering wheel. Has some nice bells and whistles but had a blown water pump at 7000 miles. Brake dust is a killer, wheels are black within miles of cleaning. All in all the Q5 is nice but is pricey as compared to the Jeep. The Q7 was nicer but I wouldnt go for the 900+ a month payment.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

to me it seems the landrover lr4 and the volkswagon toureg would cross shop with the overland the most.....as those other 2 do have decent offroad capability as well.....
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

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No question, the Q5 has better switches. Barney Beancounter ran amok when deciding on the WK2's switch choices.
I completely disagree; the switchgear feels as if it's from the same supplier, if anything...and we have an Audi and a Mercedes-E to make that comparison.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:01 PM
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I was also shopping Q7s and Q5s prior to the WK2 but after several test drives (and an Audi enthusiast/ownership history), I picked the WK2 and I'm a VERY critical individual when it comes to my vehicles. The Q5 with 2.0L and 8spd (the 3.2 is blah) is an attractive package, but for the price of the Q5 (Q7 too..way overpriced) the minor fuel economy hit from the Hemi was worth it for the better cargo and passenger space, quieter ride, heavier-duty 4x4 system and incomparable towing capacity. The WK2 interior and fit/finish is as Audi/Mercedes quality. The Q5 has a confining interior and feels the same. If you value comfort and happiness for rear passengers, then there is no contest between the Q5 and WK2; the WK2 is a world better. Another point of contention is living with the new Audi and its fussy radio and climate controls not to mention the "punch key" ignition. As an admitted fan of Audi, the new models leave me cold for their disfunctional usefulness when driving them. Good luck on whatever you do!
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

I considered the Q5 for the wife a while back but we decided to go in a different direction. The Q5 is based off the A4 sedan, so while fuel economy and handling are very good for a crossover, it is a lot smaller package. For the $$$ I didn't feel it represented a good deal. If they are being significantly discounted maybe that has changed. Not sure.

In any event, IMHO the WK2 is in a different class altogether and compares more favorably to the X5 than the Q5. It's an incredible bang for the buck in all flavors.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

My wife and I also considered the Q5 when shopping for a car to replace her '05 Grand Cherokee. She has driven Grand Cherokees exclusively since the mid '90s, but I convinced her to at least look at a bunch of other cars. It came down to the Q5 and the WK2 and we chose the Jeep.

Our opinion was that the Q5 was a bit more refined on the inside and the handling was a bit better, but the Jeep has significantly more cargo room and back seat room (an adult man can actually fit into the back of the jeep) and was quite a bit cheaper without sacrificing on perceived quality. The jeep is also suprisingly fast with the 5.7L engine.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

The torsen style center differential Quattro systems (like in the Q5) are very hard to beat in the snow. It's usually a 40/60 torque split and then the torsen diff has a fairly good bias ratio that allows it to send the power to the end of the car with traction instantly.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

They are still showing saddle is available without the summit. Where did you hear that?
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

Gentleman, Saddle/Black interior is available on the 2011 Overland, as well as the Summit Edition. As a matter of fact, my Sept. ordered 2011 GC Overland Hemi, Brilliant Black, Saddle/Black interior, Tech. Pkg. has left the factory, estimated delivery week of XMas. Regarding Garmin vs. RHR. IMO, if you are not a heavy techie, who does not engage every single option that will be available, then the Garmin will suffice....IMO.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

I'd avoid Audi because of the serious issues they are having with excessive carbon build-up. Just do a search on Audi carbon issues on their direct injected engines and you'll see some real nightmare pictures/stories.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

Me and my wife test drove Q5 when we were in market for vehicle, No rear seat leg room and very little cargo area, i can not compare q5 and wk2 as they both are quite different vehicles.
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Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

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I'd avoid Audi because of the serious issues they are having with excessive carbon build-up. Just do a search on Audi carbon issues on their direct injected engines and you'll see some real nightmare pictures/stories.

Good point, and even worse it doesn't seem like the company is steeping up to the plate to handle the issue. I read one response where Audi is blaming the quality of the gas used by the driver.

Here's a good mega thread on the topic:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...-up-Megathread


I am a little wary of all direct injection engines. Their very nature of operation makes them more likely to have issues compared to conventional FI. I am glad Chryco didn't go with it for the 3.6L at the present. (it is planned for the future though)
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