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Audi Q5 vs. Buick Enclave Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. 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    
2016 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Q5s, 5.1 months of data per Q5, average 4300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Buick Enclave   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Enclaves, 3.3 months of data per Enclave, average 3300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Audi Q5 23
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Q5s, 9.8 months of data per Q5, average 9300 miles
2015 Buick Enclave 20
28.2608695652% 28.2608695652% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Enclaves, 9.6 months of data per Enclave, average 10200 miles

 

2014 Audi Q5 TDI 16
15.1428571429% 15.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Q5 TDIs, 10.5 months of data per Q5 TDI, average 24800 miles
2014 Audi Q5 gas 29
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Q5 gass, 10.5 months of data per Q5 gas, average 19600 miles
2014 Buick Enclave 41
72.2857142857% 72.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Enclaves, 10.5 months of data per Enclave, average 23900 miles

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

 

2013 Audi Q5 41
56.6666666667% 56.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 27100 miles
2013 Buick Enclave 66
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Enclaves, 9.1 months of data per Enclave, average 39600 miles

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

 

2012 Audi Q5 58
82.1428571429% 82.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Q5s, 9.4 months of data per Q5, average 43900 miles
2012 Buick Enclave 36
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Enclaves, 9.7 months of data per Enclave, average 53900 miles

 

2011 Audi Q5 47
55.306122449% 55.306122449% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Q5s, 10.3 months of data per Q5, average 57000 miles
2011 Buick Enclave 85
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Enclaves, 9.0 months of data per Enclave, average 63200 miles

 

2010 Audi Q5 43
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Q5s, 9.1 months of data per Q5, average 59600 miles

Common problem with carbon build-up in gas V6 engine.
2010 Buick Enclave 89
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Enclaves, 8.2 months of data per Enclave, average 72100 miles

 

2009 Audi Q5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Q5s, 10.5 months of data per Q5, average 87200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Buick Enclave 91
78.5714285714% 78.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 Enclaves, 9.0 months of data per Enclave, average 77800 miles

 

2008 Buick Enclave 88
75.2747252747% 75.2747252747% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  91 Enclaves, 9.0 months of data per Enclave, average 93800 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 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
Seems to be well built.
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.
Buick Enclave Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
G.M. reputation