The 2014 Q5 has been named Best Luxury Compact SUV for families by U.S. News & World Report. The vehicle took the top prize in one of 19 automotive categories that highlight cars, which make driving for families easier.
2014 Audi Q5 features a variety of factors, including professional auto reviews, safety and reliability ratings and family-friendly characteristics, which determined the winner in this category. The award was announced on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars website.
The Audi Q5 was introduced to the U.S. market in early 2009, and Audi of America began to advertise it heavily as an upstart alternative to traditional offerings in its segment. American premium buyers’ interest in mid-sized SUVs began to rise strongly at about that time. Last year the Audi Q5 posted record sales for the nameplate of 40,355 units, up 41 percent from 2012.
The engine range include an ultra-effiecient 2.0 liter TDI as well as V6 and hybrid variants, giving buyers options that suit their needs. In 2013, the Q5 received a freshened design that includes new unmistakable LED headlamp design, new front grill, bumper and new rear tail lamps and lift gate. The interior received some additional changes that gave the vehicle a richer feel by adding chrome and alu-optic finishes on the window and MMI controls respectively. The Q5 features an award-winning 3.0T Supercharged engine that delivers 272HP (200 kW) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, or the fuel efficient and powerful 2.0T engine available as the entry to the Q5 model line. The Q5 combines the sports appeal of a sedan with high variability of its interior space and many practical solutions for recreation and everyday driving.
The Q5 TDI offers superior handling as well as the utility and practical solutions for recreation and everyday driving. Also new for 2014, the Q5 3.0T and TDI models offer an S line® plus package, which includes 20″ 5-segment-spoke wheels in Titanium finish, summer performance tires, matte black roof rails, high-gloss Black exterior trim, and more.