2019 Audi Q5 is a Kelley Blue Book 2019 Best Buy

The five-passenger crossover from the Four Rings took home to award from the Web wing of the SUV research and valuation expert, KBB.com, in its Compact Luxury SUV category for the second year in a row. The judges didn't mince words, either.

Compared to other segment contenders, 2019 Q5 "does everything better. It was a "class above [them] ... excel[ing] in every measurable category" yet "never let[ting] down in terms of luxury." Overall, however, Q5 was a hit for being a "well-rounded, near-perfect balance" of everything from interior space and utility to drive-time dynamics, tech, and safety," all the "things shoppers seek [in] a luxury SUV."

KBB went on to line-itemize a few favorite aspects, too. They included:

  • A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission they dubbed "race-bred," a winner for "shift[ing] faster and more efficiently than a traditional automatic"
  • The highest fuel economy of any in the luxury small SUV segment, according to EPA estimates
  • quattro AWD, which delivered "four-season confidence without compromising grip or efficiency"
  • An instrument panel they called ""one of the most visually dazzling in the industry"
  • An interior that "left [their] team smitten," with the qualification that "Audi still [sets] the benchmark" there
  • A 5-star safety rating for overall crash-resistance from the NHTSA

We can see why they loved the whole package, too. The cabin's a luxury masterwork, for one, home to dark brown walnut wood inlays catching the glint of an available panoramic sunroof in an inviting atmosphere created by optional ambient LED interior lighting. There's seating for as many as five in sumptuous leather, and it's optionally heated, power-adjustable, it offers a memory function for recalling settings, and it incorporates comfort front armrests. You can also make use of up to 53.1 cubic feet of room for cargo. Furthermore, it's loaded with leading-edge tech, from an available Audi virtual cockpit, an optional head-up display, and 8.3-inch MMI Navigation plus infotainment to Audi connect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and an optional Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system pushing 755 watts through 19 speakers.

Of course, such accolades from the experts aren't all you have to look forward to in 2019 Audi Q5. After all, all else is annotation best made firsthand. Contact our sales department here at Audi Temecula, send us a message here on the Web, or stop by and see us in-person at 40955 Temecula Center Drive, and we'll schedule you for a test-drive experience we're sure you'll find as memorable as the experts did. We look forward to meeting you!

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