Two US News & World Report "2018 Best Cars for Families" Awards Go to 2018 Audi Q5 and A6

What happens when you bring together sterling reviews from automotive professionals, high ratings for safety and reliability, seating and cargo volume, and an all-around family-friendliness in feature offerings? The qualifications for a Best Cars for Families award for 2018 from the global consumer authority, and for the new Audi Q5 and A6, earning one apiece was no contest.

Indeed, there's no need to hold the presses: a recent Audi release reveals that U.S. News & World Report put the former at the top of the luxury compact SUV segment, while the latter was the prime choice among luxury mid-size cars. The expert's editors evaluated new 2018 vehicles in over 127 varieties across 11 classes to get there, and at the end of the day, Audi tied for most won by a single brand. Best of all, the professional reviewer even noted a few of our own favorite features in its analysis, among them, a slate of cutting-edge Audi driver-assist tech standard in both models. For one, Audi pre sense® basic and city, capable of taking preventative measures in preparation for a potential accident. Secondly, Audi pre sense rear for traffic monitoring behind and similar precautions as needed. Furthermore, Audi side assist, a system that keeps an eye on your blind spot and uses exterior side-mirror LEDs to indicate approaching vehicles.

Of course, a few specifics distinguished each. USN&WR appreciated 2018 Q5, for example, for its third year of athletic, sedan-like performance, versatility befitting a top-of-the-line SUV, and capacious five-passenger cabin. That's not to mention its impeccable credentialing in crash testing, active safety features galore, or standard quattro® all-wheel drive for all-terrain command. Plus, the gurus found its high-end technology especially noteworthy, from MMI® all-in touch infotainment, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to extend smartphone control to the dash via a standard Audi smartphone interface, to metrics-integrative elements that display important info at a glance, like Audi connect® services, an optional color head-up display, and 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit readout with Google Earth details.

2018 A6, on the other hand, stood out from the get-go with its 2.0T FWD and 2.0T quattro all-wheel-drive siblings, but a newly revised 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine, a stunner for 2018, offered the promise of a high-octane driving thrill or two. Ditto for the convenience, utility, and comfort afforded by the trifecta of a wraparound dash, space for up to five with eight-way power front comfort seating, and available MMI navigation plus infotainment with voice control, and handwriting-recognition tech, among other elements.

Best of all, our Temecula Center Drive showroom's home to both much-loved models from the Four Rings. Eager to see what everyone's talking about for yourself? You're welcome here at Audi Temecula. We're right around the corner in the greater San Diego area!

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