CNET Roadshow Was Just the Beginning of the Accolades for 2018 Audi SQ5

The expert reviewer characterizes Audi's 2018 SUV offering as practical and packing plenty of promise for fun. Our four-rings enthusiasts at Audi Burlingame can see all that and more.

Whether in its base Premium Plus or step-up Prestige trim, the 2018 Audi SQ5 showcases the kind of performance and technology features aficionados of the German automaker's drive-time crave.

Among the favorites of our Burlingame, CA Audi dealer and the auto industry and show news source alike, you'll find Audi SQ5's 3.0L TFSI® engine more than up to the task of off-roading and highway command. The powerhouse delivers a go-getting 354 horsepower kept up for the duration by 369 pound-feet of high-performance torque. Plus, SQ5's eight-speed Tiptronic® auto transmission helps keep the ride as smooth as it is energetic, with traction help from the quattro® all-wheel drive system's active rear-axle torque distribution as well as from Electronic Stability Control with the kicks of an Offroad mode.

What's more, the newly developed suspension in Audi SQ5's built lightweight for sport responsiveness, topped only by an available adaptive damping suspension to tailor the drive-time to your handling preferences, and you can likewise look forward to the height of safety to match. That's thanks to Audi side assist, Audi pre sense® basic and city, and Audi pre sense® rear with rear cross traffic and vehicle exit assist.

But what's a road trip or extended vacation without the connectivity and entertainment to make getting there just as memorable? Audi SQ5 shows off a 7-inch MMI infotainment display with the convenience of voice control for the purpose, and you can upgrade to an 8.3-inch MMI all-in-touch infotainment system in higher trims with INRIX XD Traffic for reliably getting from point A to point Adventure and handwriting recognition tech for on-the-go interoperability. Media enjoyment's likewise the order of the day thanks to a 10-speaker, 180-watt Audi sound system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Graduate to SQ5 Prestige to avail yourself of the immersive audio experience afforded by a 19-speaker, 755-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system sporting a 16-channel amp.

The horizon beckons. Why not head over it in the cockpit of a 2018 Audi SQ5? Stop by and visit us here at Audi Burlingame, and see what one can mean for your excursions.

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