Autotrader Names 2018 Audi Q5 One of its "10 Best Car Interiors"

On the tail of the all-new 2017 Audi A4, the latest Q5 SUV took home the same accolades from the auto research expert and online vehicle marketplace for its "attractive, comfortable and thoughtfully planned interior." But what made the 2018 Audi Q5 a standout among economy and luxury crossovers as well as other cars, trucks, and SUVs alike?

For one, AT noted the recently updated Q5 for its "new styling and sporty character," applauding its "fantastic" high-quality interior materials. Our Temecula Audi dealer can certainly see what the editors may have appreciated. The new Q5, after all, joins a lap of luxurious comfort with sophisticated tools and technology for the cruise.

Among high-gloss dark brown and walnut wood inlays and contrasting sleek black door sills, themselves stainless steel with surrounding leather and leatherette accents in Premium Plus, leather seating comes standard. In Q5 Premium, it comes power-adjustable up to eight ways in front and with a power lumbar support for the driver, plus, heated and with driver's seat memory in higher trims. Above you, standard white ambient lighting bathes your surroundings in inviting hues, available in Maritime Blue or Impulse Red options, too. Behind, a generous 60.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity burgeons with 40/20/40-split rear seating collapsed, making for both an accommodating cabin and plenty of room for a road trip's luggage.

But perhaps the centerpiece for the professional reviewers was the compact SUV's "excellent, easy-to-use Virtual Cockpit," which, Autotrader claimed, was "one of the best infotainment features on the market." In models like Q5 Prestige, the 7.0-inch MMI® infotainment system from lower trims becomes one 8.3 inches in size with standard navigation, flanked by the eponymous 12.3-inch fully digital LCD instrument cluster. With it, you can customize directions, audio, Google Earth, and Google Street View readout with a choice of Classic and Infotainment modes, enabling quick and easy viewing without taking your eyes off the path ahead.

There's much more from where these craftsmanship excellences came, and you can discover more of the new 2018 Audi Q5 for yourself right here on Temecula Center Drive. Take the short drive by our Audi showroom for a tour, and we'll show you what the industry experts are talking about.