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Audi Q5 vs. Buick Enclave Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Audi Q5 21
30.7453416149% 30.7453416149% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Q5s, 9.3 months of data per Q5, average 7600 miles
2015 Buick Enclave 13
10.8695652174% 10.8695652174% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Enclaves, 8.5 months of data per Enclave, average 8300 miles

 

2014 Audi Q5 TDI 13
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Q5 TDIs, 9.9 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 21800 miles
2014 Audi Q5 gas 19
20.3296703297% 20.3296703297% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Q5 gass, 10.5 months of data per Q5 gas, average 16900 miles
2014 Buick Enclave 41
68.6813186813% 68.6813186813% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Enclaves, 9.6 months of data per Enclave, average 20400 miles

Common problem with rear A/C leaks in the 2013 also somewhat common in the 2014.

 

2013 Audi Q5 47
71.1822660099% 71.1822660099% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Q5s, 10.6 months of data per Q5, average 24900 miles
2013 Buick Enclave 64
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Enclaves, 9.8 months of data per Enclave, average 35300 miles

Refreshed for 2013. Common problem with rear A/C leaks.

 

2012 Audi Q5 48
61.6883116883% 61.6883116883% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Q5s, 9.7 months of data per Q5, average 40600 miles
2012 Buick Enclave 39
46.1038961039% 46.1038961039% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Enclaves, 9.8 months of data per Enclave, average 49400 miles

 

2011 Audi Q5 45
54.2016806723% 54.2016806723% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 54700 miles
2011 Buick Enclave 71
97.8991596639% 97.8991596639% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  73 Enclaves, 9.2 months of data per Enclave, average 60100 miles

 

2010 Audi Q5 48
50.7518796992% 50.7518796992% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Q5s, 9.6 months of data per Q5, average 55800 miles

Common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.
2010 Buick Enclave 87
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Enclaves, 8.4 months of data per Enclave, average 69800 miles

 

2009 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Q5s, 11.3 months of data per Q5, average 83200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Buick Enclave 77
66.5714285714% 66.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 Enclaves, 9.8 months of data per Enclave, average 76600 miles

 

2008 Buick Enclave 90
83.527696793% 83.527696793% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  97 Enclaves, 9.5 months of data per Enclave, average 91300 miles

Multiple reports of transmission wave plate failures earlier.

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Audi Q5 vs. Buick Enclave Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Audi Q5

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Audi Q5

Audi Q5 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 2009 Q5 is my wife's car. I drive it occasionally, we have 42,200 miles on the car. It has proven to be the best car we have owned having only one a/c issue last summer causing the a/c to stop working. We had the car repaired at the local Audi dealer. We bought the car new, ordering it from a dealer, took delivery of the car and have loved the car ever since. My wife will not trade the car. It drives great, steering and body is so firm and it's like driving a race car. Plenty of power, drives wonderfully on the interstates, I just can't find anything wrong. Don't understand how the 2009 reliability is so low. The car has never failed to start take us where we want, brings us home.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have owned two Enclaves now and no major problem in 46,000 miles total.
2010 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Looking at the history of the 2010 model, it seems to be the worst. Almost everyone has the same steering problem. Several people had the purge valve issue as well. In general, this car seems unreliable compared to most. Far too many trips to the dealer for major repairs. Also had a major AC repair which I have not listed yet (need to find the receipt for that one).
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
First car that has not been back to the dealer for a major problem in the first two months
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The level of quality workmanship, material, parts and warrenty. 16,000 miles and no appereent defects.
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Seems to be well built.
Buick Enclave Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
G.M. reputation