2018 Audi SQ5: Good Combination Of Practicality And Performance

May 21, 2017 06:49 AM EDT | Paul Urban

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The 2018 Audi SQ5 is considered to be practical and a performer in its own right. It makes for an exceptional family car, able to transport everyone to different kinds of terrain with ease and comfort. However, this is not an off-roader. Smooth rolling hills surrounded by plush vegetation and few dirt roads are the kind of terrain that's being talked about here.

The 2018 Audi SQ5 is not a bulky and oversized family vehicle. It comes having the right size to fit a family of four (with the father as the driver). It is also not a track performer so don't expect anything that would shatter the previous records set at Nurburgring.

The SQ5 is a well-controlled crossover that boasts its spacious interior. It is roomy enough for both the passengers and their luggage. It does have a good combination of practicality and performance, adequate but impressive enough.

It is also considered simple, which is one of its strengths. It feels like it is the right vehicle at the right time. It has been taken for a drive around Vancouver Island, just outside Victoria and it proved to be exciting, comfortable and fun!

Dynamic particularly amps up the excitement as it adds more control to the steering and lowers the crossover 0.6-inches from Auto Mode. The SQ5's 3.0-liter TFSI is packed with power. It has dropped the supercharger for turbo power, which may well serve the crossover better. The turbo mounted in the middle of the engine's V makes the SQ5 even more responsive.

The 2018 Audi SQ5 also has an EPA rating of 21 mpg combined. This may not be as groundbreaking as its other counterparts, however, it is not that bad. It is expected to sell with a starting price of $54,000. There is also another version with adjustable air suspension, leather, 21-inch wheels, which would set one back for a total of $65,800.

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