Audi Q5 Heads Four Rings Sales Growth in September

It's rated #2 in U.S. News & World Report's Luxury Compact SUVs category. It gets four stars from the experts at Motor Trend. It's an Editor's Choice at Car and Driver magazine. It even receives 9.6 out of 10 rating from Kelley Blue Book. So, with new premium crossovers all the rage, it's no wonder, according to a recent Audi press release, sales of the latest Audi SUV are up 61% year-over-year, and that it leads in 2018 with a 27% increase year-to-date.

Indeed, the numbers can't lie: the new Audi Q5 remains at the head of the class, both for Temecula, CA enthusiasts of its winning blend of performance and accommodations and those looking for a small luxury SUV that's big on the definition of "whole package." So, why buy one? Besides these accolades, three main reasons come to mind.

For one, a comfortable and upscale interior -- one of the "10 Best Car Interiors," to be sure, according to Autotrader. The new Q5 is home to sumptuous standard leather seats, available heated, with eight-way power-adjustment and seat memory and incorporating power lumbar support for the driver. Factor in three-zone automatic climate control, and it becomes that lap of luxury you've been looking for.

Secondly, a host of advanced technologies come together to seamlessly integrate your entertainment and connectivity for the trip, too. Available MMI® all-in-touch infotainment, for instance, features the ease of data entry of handwriting-recognition technology, while an optional head-up display and Audi connect® bring together important driving metrics like Google Earth and traffic and weather updates. There's in-vehicle 4G LTE connectivity available to keep you on the Web on the go, as well as optional Bang & Olufsen premium audio to transform your drive into a pleasure cruise with its own soundtrack.

Moreover, there's ample space for both passengers and cargo. Count on around 38 inches of front and rear headroom and leg room that expands to a stellar 41.7, not to mention a minimum 26.8 cubic feet of cargo space that can rise to 60.4 with rear seating folded. Finally, Q5 offers excellent ride quality, and owing not only to a turbocharged 252-horsepower 2.0 TFSI® four-cylinder engine and 273 pound-feet of torque, rocketing the SUV from zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.9 seconds. It's also a smooth operator when it comes to shifting thanks to a seven-speed S tronic® twin-clutch auto transmission, not to mention smartly proactive with traction thanks to available quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology.

Take the latest 2018 Audi Q5 for a spin here at Audi Temecula today, and see what the experts and your fellow premium SUV aficionados are talking about!