Audi SQ5 2018 Prestige
This is a perfect choice for those who want a crossover with sporty behavior; this SQ5 is the combination of S4 and Q5 and will not be wrong to say this is the taller version of these two. SQ5 is build on new platform and look much cooler than before, there has been added many new features that makes it more futuristic and appealing. There has been done great job to look it sportier but it is still has typical Audi design.
Exterior & Interior of SQ5:
Very nice and beautiful exterior has new full LED head and tail light with 3D design, there has been added a diffuser with fake quad exhausts but it is okay as this helps to enhance the overall beauty of vehicle. It has impressive typical Audi fashioned interior that has quilted leather with premium package while regular trims has alcantara on seats and door inserts. Features related to tech department have been upgraded in this new SQ5 especially new cock pit with beautiful sporty gauges. New Audi MMI system also added that is much fast and easy to operate comparing to previous one, android auto and apple car play are also standard with 8.3 inch HD display. Panoramic sunroof is also standard in SQ5 and UN doubtfully interior of this vehicle is an impressive place to spend time.
SQ5 is a comfortable Ride:
It is a nice thing for cruising around with remarkably quiet, smooth and comfortable driving dynamics, there are some issues with comfort in other vehicles of Audi but SQ5 is really flat, planted that retains true comfort character even in dynamic mode, it feels stiffer but not uncomfortable by any means. Interior of vehicle is spacious that has good head and leg room for all passengers but seats didn’t have ventilation and Massage functions other than heating ability. Seats of vehicle are supportive, comfortable and adjustable but are not highly customizable
Driving Dynamics of Vehicle:
Considering this a daily driving vehicle will be right option but it doesn’t feel super sportier even in its dynamic mode, it gives great driving performance but for making it more aggressive by increasing its throttle response you have to be heavy handed while using dynamic or sport mode. There has been given electro mechanical steering wheel while you can also have dynamic steering that is optional in both trims.
Engine and Power:
It has been loaded with 3.0 liter twin scroll engine that produces 354 horse power with 500nm@1370rpm torque. Top speed of vehicle is 127 miles per hour while it takes on 5.1 seconds to accelerate 0-60 mph. Quattro All wheel drive system is standard on all Audi’s but the one used in it is not the ultra version as used in Q5.
Space inside SQ5:
Crossovers are usually considered for its spacious interior and in term of space this vehicle has fairly deep and pretty good sized trunk but we cannot consider this a massive one, comparing to its competitors it is right in the line.
No safety ratings are available yet but pre collision warning and blind spot monitoring are standard on both trims.
SQ5 is for the person who needs the utility of a crossover and still wants athleticism of Audi’s sport car.