2018 Audi Q5 Review and Price of New-gen Q5 SUV


The second generation of the Audi Q5 SUV is on sale. To see the difference between the previous generation, and the 2018 Audi Q5, should be a big fan and the connoisseur of this model. According to the company changes and improvements to the series indefinitely. But not everything is visible and tangible. The new price is in some way ‘eye-catching’. Suppose that $ 41,500 justifies the above redesign of the new generation.

The first generation Audi Q5 model underwent production of one million copies in August 2016. This model has been on the market since 2008. Q5 is of great importance for the Audi company. 2018 Audi Q5 has direct competitors in the BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC.

2018 Audi Q5 redesign

2018 Audi Q5 Redesign

The new generation has given new dimensions, reduced weight, a significant improvement. Placed on Volkswagen’s MLB platform, 2018 Q5 SUV. The vehicle is larger and wider than the previous model. However, a full 100 kg lighter. So much reduced weight significantly affects the performance of the vehicle, which are also enhanced.

2018 Audi Q5 SUV is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The only change the external design that is really worth mentioning is that the hood’s cutline continues into the fenders. Now new 2018 Q5 has more seamless appearance and it’s very attractive.

New Q5 SUV interior

As for the interior, it is higher in the new model. Rear-seat passengers have more legroom. Many say that this is better than the Audi nobody works. Updated cabin has great similarities with the virtual cabin of the new Audi R8 models. In addition the Navigation Package, innovations are CarPlay Apple and the Android Auto. The use of new materials and luxury details are done so that the new Q5 looks more luxurious than the previous model. The cargo area is spacious. 26.8 cubic feet behind the backseat. This area is expanding to 60.4 cubic feet when the seat folded.

New Audi Q5 2018 Specs

Although announced with a lot of advanced new power units, the supply is reduced to a minimum. The new 2018 Q5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that pumps out 252 horsepower. The engine is mated with a new seven-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission. It is instead of the eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard drive unit is four-wheel and the to Quattro. The EPA rates the new Q5 at 23/27/25 mpg city/highway/combined.Audi no longer offers a diesel engine in the Q5, in the U.S.

side view of 2018 AUdi Q5

2018 Audi SQ5 is the version that will satisfy those who want a V6 engine under the hood of the SUV. 3.0 L V6 turbocharged engine with 354 hp will run this version sports a new generation of Q5 SUV. Better and more powerful engine, but also the rest of the equipment and the dictate prices. Therefore, in 2018 Audi SQ5 will have a price tag of $ 55,250. The difference of almost 14 000 dollars, compared to the base version Q5 SUV 2018 MY certainly justifies what it offers SQ5 model. Model with the Premium Plus package is priced at $ 45,500. 2018 Audi Q5 Prestige has a price of $ 50,800.

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