Audi took the best parts of the larger Q7 crossover and shrunk them down to fit the two-row Q5, to brilliant results.
The Audi Q5 gets all kinds of new tech for 2018, and it looks good to boot.
A new seven-speed dual clutch transmission offers up quick shifts automatically or from the paddle shifters.
The new Quattro all-wheel drive system now defaults to front-wheel drive. Power is thrown to the rear instantaneously only when you need it.
An excellent two-liter turbocharged engine puts out 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
This year Audi drive select with five different modes is standard. You can choose from comfort, auto, dynamic, off-road or individual. Each will set different throttle, transmission and steering parameters.
The optional Audi Virtual Cockpit puts navigation front and center on a 12.3-inch screen. It's part of a $2,600 navigation package but totally worth it.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard on the Q5, allowing for easy access to your smartphone interface.
Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are only available on the top-of-the-line Prestige trim, and then they are part of an $1,800 package.
The seven-inch screen on the center stack isn't a touchscreen, but the MMI infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use.
The 2018 Audi Q5 starts at $41,500 but can easily go up to over $50,000, depending on trim and options. Keep scrolling for more photos of Audi's latest two-row crossover.
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