The 2018 Audi Q5 luxury SUV is one of the best models so far released by Audi. Thanks to intense competition from the likes of Mercedes Benz, Volvo and Jaguar, the car maker has had to think from several other angles to make a mark in an otherwise crowded market.
The new Audi Q5 2018 is able to deliver on comfort, conservative style, and technology. It is a five-seater crossover SUV which comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which is able to power to all four wheels. The car comes in three variants: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
There are eleven 2018 Audi Q5 colors available
The 2018 Audi Q5s exteriors comes with a new design that is more focused and concentrated on its nose that appears longer and belt-line. Front fascia gets the all-new Singleframe grille with short overhangs on the front and rear for better muscular proportions. The difference is mostly in the detailing, with optional LED headlamps and standard HID. The rear side of the car sees a similar looking tailgate with new LED lighting.
Roof rails and the rear spoiler are standard for all models and there is also standard power liftgate with hands-free closing and opening function. The new Q5 runs on 18 inches five-double-spoke alloy wheels while 20 inches 5-segment-spoke wheels are reserved for Prestige models. There are eleven 2018 Audi Q8 colors available, depending on chosen trim level: Azores Green, Brilliant Black, Florett Silver, Ibis White, Manhattan Gray, Matador Red, Monsoon Gray, Moonlight Blue, Mythos Black, Navarra Blue, Utopia Blue
Interior review brings more luxury
The 2018 Audi Q5 interior come slightly changed. Here the central display screen does not retract when you are not using. You can find the switches organized in a single row right below the climate control. However you can find all the infotainment controls on the touchpad screen which is immense. The car comes with extremely comfortable seats in leather. You would love the cargo area because it is nicely finished. The rear seats are able to fold down easily but do not provide you with ample space. The Q5 comes in three trim levels. The Base Premium models come with leather seats. The Premium Plus models have panoramic moon roof, blind spot monitoring, and rear automatic braking.
When it comes to technology, there is the Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch touchscreen color display with integrated navigation. Information required for driving are presented to the driver through full-color head-up display while for the first time Q5 gets MMI all-in touch technology. Audi Smartphone interface includes Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto integration through USB connection. For better audio experience, there is Bang & Olufsen audio system of 755 watt of strength with 19 speakers arranged inside the car.
New Audi Q5 2018 comes with only one engine
The all-new Audi Q5 2018 under the hood have only one engine. This luxury SUV comes with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder which is nicely mated with the 7-speed Stronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox and with standard all-wheel drive system. This powertrain produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque for 5.9 seconds of sprint from 0 – 60 mph which is 1.1 seconds faster than previous model. Available features include adaptive cruise control that can bring the vehicle to a halt in heavy traffic and then automatically start it back up, as well as automatic emergency braking. One new, optional trick is that it can detect when vehicles are approaching and it will alert passengers if they’re about to open the vehicle’s doors into traffic.
2018 Audi Q5 price and release date
The 2018 Audi Q5 pricing starts at $41,500 for Premium model, Premium Plus can be bought for $45,500 and top Prestige trim comes with a price of $50,800. Those prices are suggested by manufacturer and they can vary from dealer to dealer. This numbers also exclude destination charge, which is $975, and it includes taxes, title, options and dealer charges.
Some of the Audi Q5 competitors include the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the Jaguar F-Pace and BMW X3. The car comes with high-tech interior, terrific ride quality, refined power train, standard all-wheel drive, and good interior packaging.