2018 Audi Q5: The Ultimate SUV
There’s no denying the compact SUV market is on the rise these days in the automotive world. However, it’s important to note and remember that Audi was one of the compact SUV pioneers with its Q5 that first emerged on the market back in 2009. Now, only in its second generation, the 2018 Audi Q5 has evolved nicely.
Bred on the same Volkswagen Group MLB platform as the previous generation, the 2018 Audi Q5 offers up all the dynamism, design, and performance you’d expect from the European automaker. This isn’t our everyday SUV, this is a finely sculpted piece of German engineering that not only looks great, but is also capable of carrying our your everyday tasks and needs, while exceeding expectations.
A newly sculpted front end, feature Audi’s signature linear grille along with LED headlights and a modern exterior look that still manages to keep the traditional Audi Q shape and characteristics despite the updates. For those who are looking for an even more distinguished look with the Q5, and available S Line Sport package adds 20” wheels along with front sport seats and distinctive exterior touches.
Whether you opt for the S Line Sport package or not, the inside of the 2018 Audi Q5 is not a bad place to be at all. Redesigned for comfort and style, the cockpit is a mix of luxurious elements and high-tech amenities. High-quality materials abound, and optional wood-grain or brushed aluminum inlay is available, as are heated and optional vented front seats for all the many weather conditions Canada decides to throw at us throughout the year.
Sitting in comfort in the 2018 Audi Q5 will make the drive that much easier, especially when you put the inline-4 turbocharged engine to good use. Producing 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, the Q5 sends power to all four wheels via Audi’s fantastic Quattro AWD sytem, and controls that power via a 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission.
Inclement weather conditions are nothing to worry about when you’re behind the wheel, and your passengers won’t be worried either, especially not with all the added head- and legroom. And let’s not forget about the 1,550 litres of trunks space. Truly, the 2018 Audi Q5 checks all the necessary boxes if you’re looking for a fun-to-drive, stylish, practical, capable all-year compact SUV.
Head down to our local Glenmore Audi dealer today to speak to one of our knowledgeable experts about the latest Q5 model, and don’t forget to book a test-drive, too.