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The 2018 Audi SQ5 is making it a lot easier for people to go with the flow and get a compact-crossover. The compact luxury crossovers ranks continue to grow. The segment now has 21 offerings from major brands like Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW and Land Rover, and all of them are fun to drive. But the 2018 Audi SQ5 is sure to make its mark. While the Audi Q5 is an excellent vehicle, the high-performance SQ5 takes the burgeoning compact luxury crossover subgroup to an entirely new level.

Audi has made several upgrades to its next generation 2018 SQ5. It is now powered by an all-new turbocharged V-6, 354-horsepower engine. It also has an all-new chassis as well as standard adaptive dampers. Plus, air springs are now an available option. The exterior design of the 2018 Audi SQ5 has also been tweaked. The car now features a revised front grille as well as a character line that run along the entire length of the car. These help to make the new SQ5 look distinctly different than previous models. This latest generation of the SQ5 also boasts improved performance, agility, comfort and fuel efficiency.

Audi offers two different trims and a variety of options from which buyers can choose. The entry-level model is the Premium Plus and there is also the upper Prestige version of the 2018 SQ5. The base price of the Audi SQ5 is $55,275. For an additional $4,200, buyers can splurge on the Prestige model with its wonderful additional equipment. It includes an MMI infotainment system that features Audi’s amazing virtual cockpit, a head-up display, navigation, a Bang & Olufsen 19-speaker sound system, adaptive suspension and 4G LTE capability.

The interior of the 2018 Audi SQ5 is handsomely arranged and well appointed. It has all the snazzy modern technology that occupants want and need. The vehicle has an abundance of excellent standard interior features that ensure the driver and front seat passengers are cradled in comfort. The updated interior in the new SQ5 offers passengers and their cargo a little more space than in previous SQ5s. Both the base model Premium Plus and the Prestige trim share the same powertrain. That means drivers that choose the less expensive model still get to enjoy the SQ5’s substance.

Premium Plus buyers can also get the S Sport package for an additional $3000. This package adds red brake calipers, a torque-vectoring rear differential and adaptive air suspension. Whether you want the base model or get the version with the all the add-ons, Audi Of Tucson is the place to go for a 2018 Audi SQ5.

When you add it all up, the 2018 Audi SQ5 is an excellent performance-luxury crossover that offers a great blend of style, technological advancements, comfort and agility. Both driver and passengers will enjoy the smooth ride it provides as well as its sporty feel. Drivers will rave about its great handling and easy access to all the SQ5’s driver assistance and infotainment options. Overall, the 2018 Audi SQ5 is a sporty, comfortable vehicle which strikes a perfect balance between performance and luxury. This allows it to hold its own in the tough crossover segment.

The 2018 Audi Q5 can see the future and, for a few milliseconds, its Quattro all-wheel drive system seems to bend time and space. But that’s the type of technological leaps people have come to expect from Audi. For 2018, Audi has completely revamped the Q5. It now has an upgraded 252 horsepower, VW-redeveloped 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged I4 engine, All-Wheel Drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Together they deliver 273 pound/feet of torque as well as great fuel economy and a driving experience that’s second to none. But, it’s Audi’s digital program that reads the road ahead to adjust the quarto system for it 500 milliseconds in advance that bends time.

Welcome to the future of automotive technology and, as usual, Audi is leading the way. The new Audi A5 can predict what the pavement will be like in advance and within 200 milliseconds, the all-wheel-drive system will engage and make preemptive adjustments. With the Q5 SUV making up 25% of Audi’s U.S. sales, the company has invested $1.3 billion in its new San Jose Chiapa, Mexico factory and created a midsize luxury crossover that’s light years ahead of the competition. To see how ahead of the competition the Audi brand is, check one out at Audi Of Tucson.

The 2018 Audi Q5 now goes from 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, a second faster than its 3.0 liter V6 predecessor. It has a prop shaft decoupling system which releases its rear wheels when they’re not needed. This improves fuel efficiency. Inside, there a Bang and Olufsen premium sound system with Audi Connect, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay all available. Adaptive damping on the new Q5 is standard while the air suspension is optional.

Inside there’s tons of cutting-edge technology. High-def big screens, tech-heavy center console and an easy-to-use, responsive touchpad put all the controls conveniently within the driver’s reach. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and the gear selector is wide and perfectly placed. The new Q5 has endless cameras and sensors that alert the driver if anything gets too close and makes getting into and out of tight spots easier. The 252-horsepower four-cylinder engine provides ample power for smooth, quick takeoffs, drops gears in a flash with its dual-clutch transmission and coasts well using its disconnecting prop shaft.

The 2018 Audi Q5 is available in three trims. Premium, Premium Plus and the top-of-the-line Prestige. Choose the Sports Package and your Q5 gets four-piston hi-po brakes. The SQ5 gets six-pots. Drive in dynamic mode and the Q5 grips even the most curving, rising or running roads and is ready for more. Its optional 19-inch wheels and special tires make handling near-hairpin curves smooth and easy. The 2018 Audi SQ5 has a roomy backseat and a huge cargo area looks deceptively shallow from inside. Open the tailgate and it’s 3 feet deeper than it looks.

The 2018 Audi Q5’s suspension setup gives it a quick, sporty, powerful feel. Its interior is luxurious and whether you choose the $42,000 base model or the $50,000 Prestige trim, your vehicle can see a half-second into the future.