Building up on the best-selling tag of the 2017 Q5, the premium compact 2018 Audi Q5 crossover seems to be rebuilt from the ground up. Featuring significant design changes on the exteriors and a whole lot of changes on the inside, the 2018 Q5 has a lot of surprises for its prospective buyers. Also with an updated variant of the VW's MLB architecture, the 2018 Q5 is nearly 200 lbs lighter than the previous iteration. On sale, the 2018 Q5 is available in three trim configurations.
2018 Audi Q5 For Sale-
The 2018 Audi Q5 comes in three trims: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige with prices ranging from $41,500 to $50,800. Our recommendation out of this trim lineup is the Premium Plus, which is priced at $45,500. Available in only a single 2.0L turbo powertrain, the only differentiating factor between the trims is the set of features offered. Building atop the Premium feature list, the Premium Plus trim gets heated front seats, keyless entry, and more.
2018 Audi Q5 Buying Advice-
Moreover, if you're in the Used Audi market, better go for the first-gen 2017 Q5, although you might miss out on the heavily updated changes that adorn the 2018 Q5, and that too at a minimal price difference. Further, the 2019 Q5 MY also received minor changes on the feature front for the price of $42,950.
On the specs front, featuring a revised 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine, the 2018 Q5 generates the most power in class, at 252 HP. It also has the best acceleration timings to its name. Reviewed separately, the Audi SQ5 manages to put down 354 hp from its 3.0L V6 engine. In terms of interiors, the compact Q5 dimensions manage just about average cabin space for seating. This is even with regard to the cargo space, which is also just about average. The competition it faces includes the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace, Volvo XC60, and the Porsche Macan.