The Audi Q5 has been among the most popular compact luxury crossover SUVs for years, and with good reason. It combines a spacious, comfortable and hushed cabin with Audi’s traditionally strong cabin quality and in-dash smarts. Plus, it drives nicely, with a planted ride and a smooth 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering a useful 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
Featuring Audi’s latest MMI infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, plus upscale options like a 755-watt, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster and head-up display, the Q5’s cabin tech game is arguably stronger than key rivals like the BMW X3, Infiniti QX50 and Lexus RX.
My old English teacher, Mrs. Fraser, used to tell me that the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Electrification strategies follow the same line of reasoning -- instead of jamming as many battery-electric vehicles into dealerships as fast as humanly possible, consumers appreciate approaching new technologies with baby steps.
In that sense, a plug-in hybrid is a great middle ground, offering some electric-only operation without constantly needing to be within range of a plug. Audi already has its all-electric at dealerships, but if you're not yet ready to take the plunge, its 2020 plug-in hybrid lineup is a great introduction to electrons.
Us Yankees will get three flavors of Audi PHEVs: The A7, A8 and Q5.
Aside from the updated exterior looks, the RS5 runs a new MMI infotainment system with enhanced touch controls.
This new issue has produced one known fatality in Australia, and the issue also affects Audi, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi.
So far, Audi hasn't confirmed it's bringing the updates to the US, but it seems highly likely.
Ludicrous it ain't, but Audi's new E-Tron SUV looks and sounds like the future that it is.
While other manufacturers are going ludicrous with their electric offerings, Audi's taking a much more relaxed pace with the E-Tron, and the car is better for it.
Audi's first production electric SUV takes a relaxed approach to the performance game, but makes the most of its considerable assets to deliver a wonderfully posh driving experience.
Even secret agents have to think about their carbon footprint these days.
American car enthusiasts can finally sink their teeth into Audi's once-forbidden RS6 Avant. Thankfully, this wagon proves well worth the wait.