Kelley Blue Book Calls the "Redesigned and Reimagined" 2018 Audi Q5 a Standout

Whether in base Premium trim, a step up to Premium Plus, or the height of the line in 2018 Q5 Prestige, Audi gave its eponymous flagship sport utility a complete overhaul, and, says the automotive research and valuation expert, the Four Rings engineers have done it again.

The two-row, five-passenger 2018 Audi Q5 luxury SUV shows itself all-new for the model year, and according to KBB enthusiasts, one can find no shortage of praises. Among them, improving on the previous, you'll find enhanced power, a turbocharged 252-horsepower 2.0 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine shelling out a competitive 273 pound-feet of torque, making it a snap for 2018 Q5 to jet from zero to 60 in as little as 5.9 adventure-promising seconds.

Likewise, Audi continues to demonstrate its commitment to a drive-time that goes more than the extra mile. One can look forward to a fuel economy that KBB ranks at the top of the list of those reviewed, evinced by up to a combined 25 mpg, up to 23 mpg in the city, and, on the highway, up to 27 mpg. 2018 Audi Q5 keeps up its efficiency chops with help from a new, fast, and smooth-shifting seven-speed S tronic® twin-clutch auto transmission. Surely, the Audi standard inclusion of quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology helps here, too, with the ability to intelligently and proactively switch between front- and all-wheel drive.

Likewise, Kelley Blue Book gave special callout for a roomier 2018 Audi Q5 interior, where ample front and rear headroom and leg room burgeons in the range of just under 38 inches to a whopping 41.7 inches. Cargo volume even with rear seats up is plainly capacious, at 26.8 cubic feet, and it expands up to a sizable 60.4 cubic feet. Prospects here abound for packing up for a Temecula, CA road trip.

On that note, KBB insinuates, you ought to be well-appointed. A wide gamut of safety and tech features present standard in 2018 Q5.

The Audi pre sense basic and city suite ensconces you and your passengers in layers of protection, incorporating more than the ability to keep an eye on nearby vehicles and pedestrians. The system informs you of potential collision, kicks emergency braking into gear when you need it, and even helps prepare the cabin with window and panoramic sunroof closure as well as safety belt pretensioning. Audi side assist with pre sense® rear comes available in higher trims, too, enhancing situational awareness of your blind spots.

You'll also find MMI® all-in-touch infotainment with handwriting-recognition technology newly available on 2018 Audi Q5, letting you manually write data entries, navigate maps with a finger swipe and more. With associated Audi connect® tech, Google Maps™, weather info and traffic metrics combine in a single, easily readable location -- an excellent addendum to the likewise available, metrics-projecting full-color head-up display -- and available in-vehicle 4G LTE® connectivity keeps you online with civilization, even if you're off the beaten path. Factor in options like a Bang & Olufsen® sound system, and your excursion's practically made.

See for yourself what a new 2018 Audi Q5 can mean for new vistas. Stop by and visit us today here at Audi Temecula, 40955 Temecula Center Drive, and we'll be delighted to take you over the horizon for a test drive.

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