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For a long time, Audi was thought of more as a line for family vehicles, but times sure have changed. Today, this is a line that does a little more than simply compete in the luxury segment; it manages to set the bar in many visual and performance aspects.

Audi is successful at striking the perfect balance between sporty and sophistication. This is clearly evident in the Q5, A7, Allroad and the new Q3. This long awaited Q3 will be Audi’s first try at competing in the compact lux... (full review continues below)

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Audi SQ5 Crossover SUV

Audi SQ5 Crossover SUV
Year
2014
MSRP
$51,900
Fuel Economy
23 City / 19 Highway
Engine
3.0L V6
Seats
5
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Audi SUV Reviews

For a long time, Audi was thought of more as a line for family vehicles, but times sure have changed. Today, this is a line that does a little more than simply compete in the luxury segment; it manages to set the bar in many visual and performance aspects.

Audi is successful at striking the perfect balance between sporty and sophistication. This is clearly evident in the Q5, A7, Allroad and the new Q3. This long awaited Q3 will be Audi’s first try at competing in the compact luxury crossover segment.

The Q3 actually shares the suspension and wheelbase of the Volkswagen Tiguan. Although powered by either a small 2.0-liter gasoline or turbodiesel engine, the vehicle manages to offer brisk acceleration. Fantastic fuel economy will be its main attraction. The Q3 will come standard with a ton of safety features, hard drive navigation system, onboard wireless hotspot connection and a Bose surround sound system. For now, theQ3 will be available in Europe for around $43,000, but depending on the failure or success of the Range Rover Evoque and BMW X1, Audi will be deciding whether to release the vehicle in the United States or not.

First released in 2009, the Q5 has become a preferred pick in the luxury crossover segment, and finally, a hybrid model will be available. For 2013, the exterior has been beautifully furthered with sleeker lines, a restyled grille and Audi’s signature LED technology.

The 2.0-liter TFSI® engine is available to achieve 28 mpg on the highway while the supercharged V6 featured in the 3.0T model produces an impressive 25 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0T Prestige Quattro will deliver power and fantastic fuel-economy with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine. The Audi Q5 provides a confident and athletic on-road feel; a quality often hard to find in the world of sport utility vehicles.

Those needing seven-passenger seating will flock to the 2013 Audi Q7. An impressive 406 pound-feet of torque will get you moving, and 600-mile range means you have to make fewer stops on your road trip. Those that don’t need so much power will opt for one of two 3.0T all-aluminum engines, rather than the powerful diesel one.

Despite its large size, the Q7 manages to appear aerodynamic with its sweeping roofline and sophisticated curves. Leather upholstery comes in all three rows, and an optional Panorama sunroof will bathe everyone in the cabin with natural light. This is a vehicle that is packed full of safety features and scores well in crash tests. The dash is clearly designed to accommodate the driver with controls that are in reach and easy to operate.

The Q7 is available in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Premium Plus adds on features like the signature model headlamps, parking sensors and Bose surround sound with HD radio while the TDI Prestige gets you 20-inch wheels, an optional adaptive air suspension, the Warm Weather package and the opportunity to add on a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound. Primary competitors include the Land Rover LR4, Infiniti QX56 and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Although technically a wagon, with the generous interior space, impressive ground clearance and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Audi Allroad will easily compete with luxury crossovers. This is one sleek vehicle that is drenched with upscale features.

A turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission are all standard, with no other options available, but with great fuel economy and competent handling, who needs options? The Allroad is pretty much in a league of its own. The Volvo XC70 is close, but not nearly as roomy, and the BMW xDrive 328i might be able to compete if it wasn’t too prissy to go off-road and get a little dirty. Anyone torn between a crossover and a wagon will be intrigued by the 2013 Audi Allroad, and with a starting MSRP of $39,600, it is more affordable than most expect.