There's a New Audi SUV for Every Adventure Here at Audi Temecula

When it comes to things to do and places to see, Riverside County, and, indeed, greater San Diego, come to the fore of any road trip itinerary, and that ideal luxury traveling companion is right around the corner here in Temecula. So, what new Audi SUVs are available here on Temecula Center Drive to kick things off?

For one, the new 2018 Audi Q3, the five-passenger compact crossover that the auto research and evaluation experts at Kelley Blue Book have called one of the 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000. It's a capable performer, to wit, offering a turbocharged 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter TFSI® engine, the all-terrain chops of available quattro® all-wheel drive, and respectable fuel economy up to 20 city mpg and 28 mpg on the highway.

Better yet, it's home to a luxurious interior ready to transport the whole gang, with the get-up-and-go convenience of push-button start, power-adjustable leather accommodations, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, available 4G Wi-Fi to stay connected to civilization, and a 10-speaker audio system to make any day trip mix an anthem. Plus, new for 2018, you can find Audi side assist to improve situational awareness, striking LED head and tail lighting in the Premium Plus trim, a Premium-trim convenience package with Audi advanced key, an auto-dimming interior mirror with compass, and a power tailgate available, and more.

Let's not forget the latest 2018 Audi Q5, the all-new, five-passenger-ready compact luxury SUV of two spacious rows. It offers, firstly, behind a stylishly reimagined exterior, more power and higher efficiency for the model year, a 252-horsepower, four-cylinder engine making possible zero-to-60 in 5.9 seconds, a touch faster than the prior generation. That's not to mention the superb handling afforded by a new seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission and standard quattro® all-wheel drive, or the gamut of intelligent technologies wider than ever.

The small SUV's SQ5 sibling, however, goes high-performance, with a workhorse turbocharged 354-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6, sharper handling thanks to an eight-speed transmission and a sport suspension and braking system, and enhanced performance, but with all the everyday trappings of ride comfort and practicality. Best of all, you can look forward to a more sizable, comfortable, and well-connected interior, wherein leather seating, a 7-inch MMI® center infotainment display, and an optional 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit digital display for metrics, maps, and more presents. Plus, you can find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for smartphone connection as well as an optional 755-watt, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system to make your road mix take off.

Of course, that's with plenty of space for a getaway worth of gear -- more than 60 cubic feet with 40/20/40-split rear seating folded, to be sure. What's more, the new Q5 has impeccable safety credentials. Several Audi pre sense® safety systems appear, from "basic" for automatic preventative measures in the cabin to "city" for keeping you surroundings-aware and automatically braking upon sensing a potential collision.

Reach the new 2018 Audi Q7, however, and you've found the Four Rings flagship, a luxury crossover become first-class three-row, seven-passenger SUV revamped in 2017 and back for a new year. It's a model of the drive-time dynamism enthusiasts crave, delivering 333 horsepower via a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 option shelling out an energetic 325 pound-feet of torque. Best of all, the new Q7 is a showcase of cutting-edge safety and semi-autonomous driving features, adding Audi pre sense® front and rear to an already sophisticated suite. Opt for a model with an Adaptive Air Suspension, part of the Adaptive Chassis Package, and you can raise the SUV's ride height up to 2.4 inches to go off-road, lowering it back on the highway to reduce drag. And, if you're planning to take a boatload of road swag along, Q7 can even tow up to an enormous 7,700 pounds.

But the best way to get a feel for the Audi SUV experience is firsthand. Bring the whole family by Audi Temecula for a spin, and we'll be delighted to introduce you to all your favorite model has in store!