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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. …

It has the styling of a coupe but the spaciousness of an SUV. It’s the Audi Q8 luxury concept vehicle and it was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s the basis for a production model that Audi plans to launch in 2018. “The Q8 concept is an Audi in peak …

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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 …

Rating 63/100 Background While the Porsche badge has a long history of being tacked onto the hoods of sports cars, the 2016 Porsche Macan is proof positive that a small crossover with seating for five, a tall drive height and a hatchback cargo area can still have all the performance necessary to warrant the Stuttgart …

Rating 70/100 Background Given the great success Porsche has had with its midsize Cayenne crossover SUV, it was just a matter of time before the company expanded the family with a compact crossover offering. But just because it’s smaller and less expensive doesn’t mean the 2015 Porsche Macan is any less worthy of that iconic …

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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 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 …