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2012 Audi A3, A5, Q7 top choices by owners

The 2012 Audi A3, A5, and Q7 have been picked by owners as the best vehicles for their complete ownership experience.

The 2012 Audi A3, A5 and Q7 have been selected by IntelliChoice and AutoPacific as the winners of the 2012 Motorist Choice Awards. The three Audi vehicles reflect what owners think about their cars in a number of key areas. The awards recognize those vehicles based on the awareness of the consumer in practical ways such as fuel economy, cost of ownership and resale value. For Audi to win with three of their cars in three different areas, reveals the German automakers commitment to building cars that meet consumers total needs.

The 2012 Audi A3 was awarded the Premium Cosmopolitan vehicle, 2012 Audi A5 awarded the Premium Head Turner vehicle and the 2012 Audi Q7 awarded the Premium Kid Friendly vehicle. Extensive research is done by AutoPacific with over 75,000 interviews conducted from auto owners of 2012 vehicles. Each owner is asked questions in 48 key areas of the ownership experience before the survey is completed. IntelliChoice determines the cost of ownership over five years by looking at a more than 1,800 model trim lines.

Scott Keogh, president, Audi of America said in the recent announcement, “It’s a tremendous honor to have Audi recognized as the winner in three separate categories for the 2012 Motorist Choice Awards. These awards underscore Audi’s unwavering focus on developing premium vehicles that are intelligent in design, progressive in technology, and unparalleled in performance.”

2012 Audi A3

The 2012 Audi A3, awarded the Premium Cosmopolitan vehicle, is sporty and just the right size to be a premium commuter vehicle. Owners appreciate the Audi styling and fuel-efficient engine choices. Buyers can choose between the 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel or 2.0-liter gas turbo. Both offer plenty of power and the diesel gets excellent fuel economy. The Audi A3 with the TDI gets an EPA estimated 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined. The A3 is ideal for owners looking for a premium fuel efficient car that offers flexibility.

2012 Audi A5

The 2012 Audi A5, awarded the Premium Head Turner vehicle, has unmistakable good looks and A5 owners are drawn to elegant exterior features like Audi xenon plus lighting with LED daytime running lights and tail lamps. On the inside, owners appreciate the latest technology like the Audi MMI Navigation plus and Audi six-channel ten speaker stereo system, or optional Bang & Olufsen 505 watt, 14 speaker sound system. The A5 is the only car in its class to offer quattro all-wheel drive. The A5 is good choice for buyers looking for a sporty, luxury car with all-weather capability.

2012 Audi Q7

The 2012 Audi Q7, awarded the Premium Kid Friendly vehicle, is ideal for the active family who is on the go. Parents can keep the kids entertained with the most advanced Audi technology available. Features like Audi connect with a rolling Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to eight devices keep the family connected. Kids can listen to their music through the Audi music interface with iPod/iPhone connectivity through the Audi MMI system. Kids can spread out in the luxurious interior that features adjustable rear middle seats, and foldable seats in the third row.

The results speak for themselves as owners of the 2012 Audi A3, A5 and Q7 are very satisfied with their Audi vehicles.

Source: Audi