Published November 30 2017

2018 Audi Q5: so much to love about Audi’s compact luxury SUV

2018 Audi Q5: so much to love about Audi’s compact luxury SUV

Introduced last year, the 2018 Audi Q5 has quickly become somewhat of a benchmark in the crowded compact luxury SUV market. Indeed, Audi’s new-generation Q5 features a bold new styling, a beautiful interior, plenty of features and equipment, the latest safety technologies, and so much more. It also introduces Audi’s latest Quattro generation called Quattro Ultra, and in many ways it serves as a representation of what’s to come from the German automaker.

If you want a compact SUV that provides the perfect balance between performance and refinement, luxury and sportiness, and interior space and style; the 2018 Audi Q5 may just be for you.

Two options in the 2018 Audi Q5 lineup

There are two options offered in the 2018 Audi Q5 lineup. The first is the entry-level Q5 that starts at just $44,950. It features a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This engine is not only powerful, it is also fuel-efficient with an average fuel economy rating of just 10.5 liters per 100 kilometers.

The second option is the more powerful, sportier Audi SQ5 that starts at $ 61,300. The SQ5 is the way to go if you want the very best of what Audi can offer in terms of performance, all wrapped in a package that also provides plenty of versatility and interior space for the whole family. In other words, the SQ5 is the perfect compromise for drivers who want to enjoy themselves out on the road, but also need a lot of space for the whole family.

The 2018 Audi SQ5 is powered by a beefier engine that makes an impressive 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Torque is delivered at just 1,370 rpm which means that you always have plenty of power on tap to pass or accelerate with confidence. Indeed, the new 2018 Audi SQ5 will get you to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds.

Quattro Ultra: better efficiency with the same level of performance

The 2018 Audi Q5 was the first Audi model to feature Quattro Ultra in North America. This brand new generation of Quattro all-wheel drive was designed to adapt to road conditions in order to vastly improve efficiency. You therefore get all the grip and traction you need when you need it, but when you don’t need it the system ensures that you are not penalized in the fuel-efficiency department.

To learn more about the 2018 Audi Q5, contact us today at Glenmore Audi!

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