Audi debuted the Q5 nearly a decade ago, and it quickly established - and has since led - the luxury compact SUV category. In a new review, Autoblog writer Brandon Turkus says the 2017 Audi Q5 continues to deliver on its reputation as a stand-out for its handsome, refined and fully-featured interior, sleek and stylish good looks and of course, the capability of Audi's excellent quattro all-wheel drive system.

At the heart of any Audi is a great engine, and the Q5 has two options. The base engine is a very capable 2.0-liter 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that makes 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. For more serious power, especially for towing purposes, go with the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that pumps out 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Whichever engine you choose, it will be paired with a silky-smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard.

The 2017 Q5 feels much bigger inside than it looks from the outside, particularly for the compact crossover class. You'll find an impressive 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which expands to 57.3 cubic feet with the seats folded. Even the base Q5 comes with leather seating and a panoramic sunroof, but if you opt for the top-tier Q5 3.0T Premium, you'll get to enjoy a sparkling 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, along with features like Audi Drive Select (which has four driving modes that manage steering feel, transmission behavior and throttle response) and full suite of driver assist safety technologies, including automatic headlights and adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and front and rear parking sensors. Other niceties include heated and cooled cupholders and rear door sunshades.

Audi Burlingame has a great selection of 2017 Audi Q5 models in stock, with both engine options and a range of trim levels. Our sales professionals know the Q5 well, and can help you compare it against other models, and then configure the Q5 to best suit your needs. We're located at 1010 Cadillac Way in Burlingame, and we're convenient to San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Mateo. Stop by our showroom today, or give us call at (888) 776-0827 to schedule a test drive.

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