2018 Audi Q5

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2018 Audi Q5 at H.J. Pfaff Audi

Audi’s best-selling vehicle has been thoroughly redesigned from the ground up for the 2018 model year including a move to an updated version of the VW Group’s MQB chassis, which reduced weight by nearly 200 pounds, despite larger dimensions. The Q5 and SQ5 also get revised engines for more power and increased fuel economy. If you are looking into the purchase of a 2018 Audi Q5, we encourage your to continue reading this article by H.J. Pfaff Audi in Newmarket.

 

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Drive

The 2018 Audi Q5 is powered by a revised turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI I-4 rated 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, that’s 32 hp and 15 lb-ft more than before. Power for the SQ5 comes from a new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 making 354 hp and 369 lb-ft. That’s 23 lb-ft more power than the previous supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Both engines are mated to the automaker’s seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive system. Drop in for a test drive and try one for yourself.

 

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Exterior

With its 2018 update, the Q5 finally gets the design language as seen on the Q3 and Q7 crossover including the bold single-frame grille flanked by standard HID headlights and LED daytime running lights. LED headlights are optional. Around back, the Q5 sports LED tail lights with dynamic rear turn signals on some trim levels.

 

Interior

Inside, the midsize crossover features premium materials as well as three-zone climate control and an updated MMI infotainment system with rotary and touchpad controls. Audi’s new signature digital virtual cockpit is also now available. Audi’s interior design continues to impress us. The design is minimal and tidy, and the smart use of multipurpose switches and knobs reduces the clutter of buttons suffered by rivals. Materials quality is excellent regardless of trim level and contributes to the way it makes you feel special.

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Technology

Not only does Audi have a lot of tech features built in, but the automaker makes them easy to use. The doubling up of functions for switches, buttons and knobs keeps the cabin from getting cluttered with controls. The MMI infotainment system remains one of the best in the industry thanks to a simple layout and intuitive menus. Controlling the audio via the steering wheel is pleasantly convenient, and it’s easy to enter destinations for the navigation on the center console trace pad.

 

With the Audi smartphone interface included, you get the best integration implemented so far to access Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These systems are very intuitive with the Q5’s MMI dial controller, buy shifting the dial it allows for quick scrolling and selections. Audi’s MMI voice control system accurately deciphers spoken commands for many vehicle functions, such as navigation and phone calls, and audio system.

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