The 2018 Audi Q5 – Which Flavor of Intelligence Belongs In Your Driveway?


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When it comes to choosing a family vehicle that covers all the necessary bases and is exciting to boot, our Prairieville, Denham Springs, and Gonzales drivers can’t seem to get enough of our latest all-new utility—the 2018 Audi Q5. Although redesigned from the ground up, the four ring’s most popular vehicle worldwide still feels familiar to those acquainted with it. But when it comes to prioritizing an informed purchase you can have confidence in, it always pays to learn more.

The 2018 Q5 can be had in three trims, each coming standard with a fuel-sipping quattro with ultra all-wheel drive system, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and a turbocharged inline-four engine with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Although standard features are impressive, you can get even more through upgrading trims, and optional packages.

  • Standard Features. Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Audi pre sense basic & city safety suites, rear view camera, leather interior, Audi MMI, power tailgate.
  • Optional Features. Panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, Navigation and Telematics package (Audi Connect, Virtual Cockpit, MMI navigation plus), Convenience Package (Audi advanced key, heated/folding side mirrors).

In addition to the 60 cu-ft of cargo volume, spacious interior, and leather furnishings in every Audi model, the Q5 Premium trim comes fitted with valuable safety equipment. This includes the brand’s pre sense city and basic suite, with automatic braking, collision warning, and more. You don’t have to pay more for a power tailgate or smartphone integration, but if you do want to add options, the Q5 is one of the few Audi models to offer options like a sunroof and Virtual Cockpit on the base trim.

Premium Plus
  • Standard Features. Full LED headlights, Audi advanced key with keyless stop/start/entry/hands-free tailgate release, side assist with pre-sense rear, heated front seats with memory, Audi Connect CARE assistance and security.
  • Optional Features. Bang & Olufsen sound system, Navigation Package (Audi Connect, Virtual Cockpit, MMI navigation plus), Warm and Cold weather packages.

Midway up the range is the Q5 Premium Plus, which makes several of the base model’s features and options standard, while adding even more equipment. Safety is expanded by Audi side assist with pre sense rear, which bundles rear cross traffic alert, parking sensors, and a warning of oncoming cars when you exit. The Bang & Olufsen sound system is a must-have for audiophiles, and you can also opt out of the sunroof, if you’d like.

  • Standard Features. Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display, heads-up display, Bang & Olufsen 19-speaker 3D audio system, parking system plus with 360 degree camera, MMI navigation plus.
  • Optional Features. Adaptive Damping Suspension, Driver Assistance package (adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, active lane assist, traffic sign recognition), Warm and Cold weather packages.

Fully loaded with intelligence, the range-topping Q5 Prestige comes with a full complement of standard fair that includes a 360 degree camera, heads-up display, and Virtual Cockpit. But the options are just as impressive. The Adaptive Damping Suspension, for example, can either automatically tune for the best ride, or adjust ride feel through Drive Select driving modes. For the full assortment of available safety gear, we recommend the Driver Assistance package.

But picking out which model of the impressive 2018 Q5 is just one facet of the car buying process, and our Audi dealership in Baton Rouge, LA is here to help you navigate it! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at your convenience.

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