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Audi has a lot to thank itself for when it comes to its Q5 SUV. It debuted in North America in 2009 and since then, the vehicle has been a top performer for the company. In fact, it’s the brand’s top-selling model. You may be surprised to learn, however, that it hasn’t changed much since …

During the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Audi unveiled its new design for its 2018 Q5 model. Known as one of the most popular models in Audi’s lineup, according to J.D. Power, the Q5’s new look and features ensure it becomes a mainstay in the luxury manufacturer’s impressive vehicle offerings for years to come. Exterior Design …

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2016 Audi Q5

Rating 77/100 Background When is an aging car truly past its prime? It’s a tough question to answer, but we’re confident that the 2016 Audi Q5 isn’t there yet. With engine offerings ranging from a sprightly turbocharged 4-cylinder to a diesel-powered V6, with a gas-electric hybrid and a supercharged V6 in between, the Q5 remains …

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2015 Audi Q5

Rating 55/100 Background Audi’s approach to building premium vehicles is familiar by now: Satisfy segment standards, then add healthy doses of style, cabin quality and powertrain excellence. The 2015 Audi Q5 crossover could serve as Exhibit A. Take a look at one at a dealer and you’ll no doubt find that it looks great and …

Rating 55/100 Background The 2014 Audi SQ5 isn’t one of those high-performance vehicles that immediately had us at "Hello." Based on Audi’s regular Q5 small luxury crossover SUV, the SQ5 has only subtle styling revisions, and for power, it has a version of the automaker’s supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, just like the regular Q5 3.0T. …

Rating 65/100 Background Audi argues that the Q5 has the interior of a luxury car, the handling of a sport sedan and the ground clearance of a crossover SUV. Though automotive marketing often tends toward hyperbole, we’d largely have to agree here, as the 2014 Audi Q5 is one of our favorites in the compact …

Rating 57/100 Background Compromise is usually a sad reality. Oftentimes we have to trade away some of one thing to get more of another. In an SUV those opposing forces are typically performance and practicality. Or more to the point — spirited acceleration and good fuel economy. But the 2013 Audi Q5 manages to defy …

Rating 75/100 Background In most cases, compromise means settling on a middle-of-the-road choice that neither side considers attractive. In the automotive world, this usually means performance is traded away to gain economy and practicality, and vice versa. But there are exceptions to the rule, and one of them is the 2012 Audi Q5. Based on …

Rating 70/100 Background Luxury cars have seldom been known for their high fuel economy, and SUVs have also never been known for being frugal with gas. Put the two together and you have a recipe for fuel consumption that would make an oil executive put a down payment on a second yacht. Bucking this trend, …

Rating 53/100 Background Things are getting smaller: cell phones, houses, attention spans. Automobiles have also been hit with this downsizing trend, particularly sport-utility vehicles. Luxury divisions aren’t immune, as an increasing number of premium compact crossovers have popped up over the past few years. The latest is the 2009 Audi Q5, a handsome little luxury …

Subaru has redesigned its Crosstrek for 2018. The all-new Crosstrek is the second Subaru model to be built on the new Subaru Global Platform which enhances the vehicle’s handling as well as its ride comfort. It also improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent. That helps make the 2018 Crosstrek even safer than the outgoing …

Buick’s Chinese-built Envision luxury crossover receives a series of updates for the 2017 model year. There are now more affordable trim levels for consumers to choose from. The 2016 Envision came with two trim level choices. The 2017 model has five. The three new additions are the Base, Preferred and Essence models. The additions help …