The 2018 Audi Q5 will provides enjoyable driving dynamics, powerful engine options and a luxurious cabin, but some drivers may find its ride too harsh, reviewers say. There are good reasons the Audi Q5 has been a perennial best seller in its segment, it delivers what every compact luxury crossover SUV shopper seeks. It has good handling and acceleration coupled with very good gas mileage and does it all while delivering more ground clearance and a higher driving position than a comparable sedan or wagon.
2018 Audi Q5 Exterior and Interior Design
The 2018 Q5 luxury SUV is unmistakably Audi, from its massive, trapezoidal grille to its well proportioned rear with twin tailpipes. It captures the Audi aesthetic perfectly. The cohesive look fits snugly alongside Audi’s car lineup, blending in easily with the Allroad wagon and even the A4 sedan, which all share its tall grille. Audi’s 2018 Q5 crossover SUV rides SUV high, with 7.9 inches of ground clearance and slim LED outlined headlamps.
Inside, the 2018 Audi Q5 the same four spoke steering wheel and revised infotainment controls that were included with last year’s Q5 face lift. The cabin boasts excellent materials, intuitive ergonomics, and great outward visibility, yet the interior styling feels a bit sterile, even by Audi’s ascetic design standard. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, a 10 speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, satellite radio and Audi’s MMI infotainment system with a 6.5 inch color display screen. Most auto writers say the MMI and Audi Connect systems are straightforward, but a few say there’s a bit of a learning curve.
2018 Audi Q5 Release Date and Price
2018 Audi Q5 will be delivered to dealer showrooms starting in April 2018 but the SUV will be released in late 2017. Official pricing details, we expect it to stay in the same price range as its predecessor which starts just under $42,000.
2018 Audi Q5 Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood the Q5’s powerplants, especially the base 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4, it’s lighter and almost as quick as the Q5 3.0T, the 3.0T has a 272 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter V6 and is plenty of fun. The efficient Q5 Hybrid blends the power from the 2.0 liter four with that of a 54 hp electric motor fed by lithium ion batteries for 245 hp net. All trim options feature all wheel drive and an eight speed automatic transmission for 2018 Audi Q5.