Is the 2018 Audi SQ5 the SUV for You?


A recent article in Forbes called the 2018 Audi SQ5 “The SUV Everyone Would Want If They Could Afford It.” We’ll address the second half of that assertion presently. In the meantime, let’s have a closer look at what makes this new Audi SUV so desirable, and why you may want to visit Audi Valencia for a closer look.

As with others in its family, the Audi SQ5 brings an added dose of performance that earns it the “S” designation. In this case, the turbo four-cylinder engine of the Audi Q5 is traded for a twin-turbocharged 354 horsepower V6 engine. Paired to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, that engine propels the SUV to 60 miles per hour in just over five seconds.

The quattro AWD system vectors a bit more torque rearward for sportier handling. The system gets an added assist from a series of drive modes that tweak steering and handling response, including one that can be customized by the driver. Everything else, from the graceful lines of the exterior to the ergonomic and minimalist dash, combines taste and tech in perfect balance.

By now it’s abundantly clear why Forbes cottoned to the 2018 Audi SQ5. But we take issue with the “If They Could Afford It” half of their headline. First, as the author himself notes, this SUV is competitively priced, especially for what it offers. Second, and just as importantly, he also hasn’t taken into account Audi financing, which helps customers of our Los Angeles area Audi dealership (and dozens of others from coast to coast) afford new Acura cars daily. 

So if this looks like the right new SUV for you, stop in. You should also stop by if you’re not sure whether it’s the right fit, since a test drive will definitely settle the matter once and for all. Visit Audi Valencia at 23923 Creekside Rd today!

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