Comparison: 2010 Cadillac SRX vs 2010 Audi Q5

2010 Cadillac SRX and 2010 Audi Q5

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Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD
Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV

Base price/as tested: $52,185/$53,480
Engine: 2.8L turbocharged V-6
Power: 300-hp @ 5500
Torque: 295-lb-ft @ 2000
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4595 lb
Wheelbase: 110.5 inches
L x W x H: 190.3 x 75.2 x 65.7 in
0-60 mph: 7.6 sec
Quarter mile: 15.9 sec @ 90.7 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 128 ft
Lateral acceleration: 0.82 g (avg)
EPA city/hwy econ: 15/22 mpg
Tires: Michelin Latitude 235/55R20

Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro
Front engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV

Base price/as tested: $38,175/$45,225
Engine: 3.2L V-6
Power: 270 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 243 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4310 lb
Wheelbase: 110.5 inches
L x W x H: 182.2 x 74.0 x 65.1 in inches
0-60 mph: 6.6 sec
Quarter mile: 15.0 sec @ 93.6 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 120 ft
Lateral acceleration: 0. 0.85 g (avg)
EPA city/hwy econ: 18/23 mpg
Tires: Michelin Latitude Alpin 235/60R18

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theroider
Don't worry about my one purchase, Plato. Why not go after the NY Yankees who have chosen Audi as its premier sponsor.
Plato
Nice job guys. You had the chance to funnel nearly $50k into the desparate U.S. economy...and chose NOT to do so. I guess self preservation isn't a high priority in the premium automobile market.
theroider
Ended up going with the Q5. Picking it up Saturday.
theroider
I haven't made up my mind yet on either vehicle.I did do some further checking and, you are correct about the rear air bags. Turns out that both the SRX and Q5 have rear curtain airbags. The optional rear air bags on the Q5 are not safe for a child so this is now a non-factor.
theroider
Makemineblack,$8k? Again, where are you getting your numbers?Here is a quote from a local dealer for an SRX 2.8T with the Performance Package & Rear DVD:I'm pleased to present your price quote on the 2010 Cadillac SRX. MSRP =$51185Gold Coast Exclusive Internet Price =$48566Your "Exclusive Gold Coast Savings" =$2569I came away with the following from an enlightening (doh!) visit to a local Audi dealer: Triple black Q5 with Premium Plus, Nav, 19" wheels, BO Entertainment, All-weather Matts - $47,115 MSRP - sales price $45,450.Now, I'll save you the subtraction. The Audi is $3,116 less than the SRX.Let me go on - let's say I get them to do the DVD for $2k. The Audi is now $1,116 less.Going a bit further, the Caddy dealer was going to give me an extra $1,000 on my trade (times 7% sales tax in NJ) making the Audi $46 less.Rather than come across as rude and obnoxious, try backing your thoughts up with facts.
catch-me-if-u-can
u know i'm definitely gonna stand by the guy whos actually purchasing the vehicle here. Its true that lots of high-end automakers offer little features in what should be standard equipment. So, don't try to prove an unsupported point. Nevertheless, the Caddy costs 8k more, so $2300- still an outrageous amount- are still a better deal
makemineblack
hey theroider for the 8k you are willing to spend to have your cockpit heated in the mornings your could instead just hire one of the 10.5% unemployed for a lot less to come over and start it for you, keep the change and get the q5 with dvd. maybe spend less time being "enlightened" and do some fact checking. even an idiot knows rear seat airbags are NOT meant for kids. it can be as dangerous as putting them in front of the passenger seat airbag. look it up. guess the caddy dealer neglected to mention it. or maybe that little factoid isnt as important as keeping the junior "roid" happy watching spongebob in the back seat.
theroider
Mr. SStreak:Yes, I do think they are important and should have been noted by the reviewer. Why else would I have mentioned it if I didn't think they were important?Q5's may be in high demand now, but I'm not sure where you're getting your info. In December, 2009, per http://www.autoobserver.com/2010/01/december-sales-provide-hopeful-farewell-to-last-year.html, 1717 Q5's were sold. Per http://caddyinfo.com/wordpress/?p=4342 4,986 SRX's were sold in the same month.I say my trip to the Audi dealer was enlightening. I did find out that Audi does not offer a remote starter in any of its vehicle.You may find these points trivial, but for someone who will be having a 7-year old riding in the back, the rear seat DVD is a necessity as are air bags. And $2300 is an outrageous price to charge for an aftermarket unit.
SStreak
To Mister theroider - So you consider those 3 points significant? I think you'll be in the minority. Q5's are in large demand right now, can you guess why?
theroider
Here are three significant points to consider if you have children (or anyone for that matter) who will be riding in the backseat:A rear seat DVD is not an option on the Q5. I test drove one today and was told they could install one for me for no less than $2295. Wow!Rear airbags are an option on the Q5. Can you imagine that airbags are an option on a $45k vehicle?Finally, and important to me as I live in the cold northeast, the Q5 does not offer a remote starter. The salesman explained that it has to do with electrical problems. Whoa.My choices are between the SRX 2.8T and Q5. Visiting the Audi dealer today and test driving the Q5 was enlightening to say the least. I am glad that I went. I think these glaring oversites on the part of Audi should have been caught and disclosed by Automobile Mag and the other car magazines. I have done extensive reading online and can't say I saw these points mentioned in any of the articles.
Speed_3
Oh and I guess the Caddy costs an extra 8K...um no thanks! The SRX deserves a better engine (and more expensive looking headlights while they are at it).
ZCaT
Cadillac, a little less refined but more$$$?I bought my CTS new in 2003. I currently have 145,000 on it. It shakes, rattles, and rolls, and has a tranny leak, a rear end leak, and a slight coolant leak. There are more noises with this car than a 1-man band. If it weren't for my current financial woes, I would dump it in a heartbeat.So.... no, it doesn't surprise me to hear this report on a Cadillac product.

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