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Audi Q5- No. 1 Compact Luxury SUV

Audi is always in news for its luxury and sophisticated cars. This time it’s the 2014 Audi Q5 which is making news all over.  For Audi lovers and users, this new SUV came in as a pleasant surprise. This super Luxurious SUV, Audi Q5 is ranked number 1 among the luxury compact SUVs. The ranking is assessed based on the published reviews in magazines and newspapers, on the basis of test drives and safety and reliability data.

Audi Q5 2014 has been ranked high in various other categories like:

  • Second among the Luxury SUVs with 2 Rows
  • Third among the Luxury Crossover SUVs

With finest of interiors, a highly advanced base engine and swift handling, the reviewers have ranked the Audi Q5 2014 as the top luxury compact SUV.

It is a compact five passenger luxury model. The gaining popularity of SUVs among people has propelled the company to design them in all sizes and with all extravagances.

Car Features:

Audi group has always amused its users by putting forth creative and at the same time robust cars. The Audi Q5 2014 is a perfect amalgamation of agile mechanics and striking interiors. Let us look at some of its prominent features.


  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine for excess power
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Optional supercharged V6 for strong acceleration
  • Turbo diesel V6 engine (Only in 2014 TDI model)


The car scores exceptionally well on this parameter. Here are the exact findings as per the tech reviewers.

  • EPA-estimated 20/28 mpg city/highway
  • EPA-24/31 mpg city/highway(TDI model)


Talking about interiors of the Audi Q5 2014, they are super attractive. The company has loaded this compact SUV with a dozen of features making it a best purchase.

  • Ultra comfortable front seats
  • Expansive rear seats
  • Spacious luggage space
  • Leather upholstery
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • iPod integration
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  •  10-speaker stereo with surround sound
  • Audi’s MMI infotainment system

Observing the features of the 2014 Audi Q5, it can be surely said that it is one of the highly advanced makes of the company.

“The face lifted Q5 is entering one of the most hotly contested segments of the market. However, it has a lot going for it, including build quality, which continues to outshine the SUV competition on a number of fronts.” — AutoWeek (2013)

These very lines published in the Autoweek magazine makes the Audi Q5 2014 stand out in the league of compact SUVs. The Audi Q5 has been reviewed by numerous magazines that have published good reviews of it. The car is priced well suiting the pockets of those wishing to buy a compact SUV car. It is also ranked as the most affordable luxury SUV this year proving that it has been priced reasonably.

Reviewers say about Audi Q5 cost, ”It plays well in cost of ownership evaluations because it depreciates slowly, gets high gas mileage and needs little maintenance.”

So, simply test drive this luxury piece today and experience the whole world of sophisticated Audi.

The 2014 Audi Q5

The German automaker Audi argues that the Q5 boasts interiors of a luxury car, the handling of a sport sedan, and the ground clearance of a crossover SUV. Interestingly, the brand never needed to argue since the 2014 Audi Q5 actually blends the three of the above qualities and is one of the most loved compact luxury crossovers in its class. For 2014, Audi Q5 lineup welcomes the addition of a powerful yet fuel efficient turbodiesel model while the base 2.0 liter gets a power upgrade to 220 horsepower. Rest updates are confined to equipment changes across various trim levels.

The 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T comes standard with all wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine good for 220 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. An eight speed automatic transmission comes as standard. EPA estimated fuel economy is 20 city/28 highway and 23 mpg combined. The Q5 2.0T accelerates to 60 mph from rest in a sprint time of 6.8 seconds which is a performance on par with the Audi’s peers. The Audi 3.0T sports a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine that generates 272 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque. Along with the standard eight speed automatic transmission, an automatic stop-start system saves fuel by shutting off the engine when the car comes to a halt. This 3.0T engine is capable of accelerating the Q5 from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds which surely is a very quick time for a vehicle in this class. Fuel economy estimates stand at 18/26/21. Next in the lineup, the Q5 3.0 TDI features a 3.0 liter turbocharged diesel V6 good for 240 hp and a whopping 428 pound feet of torque. The automatic stop-start system is standard. The brand claims a sprint time of 6.5 seconds for a 0 to 60 mph acceleration while fuel economy estimates stand at 24/30/26. Lastly, Q5 Hybrid pairs the 2.0T’s engine with an electric motor and a battery pack and generates an output of 245 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.

The 2014 Audi Q5 sports classy interiors and top notch construction. Despite its compact size this crossover manages to deliver a roomy experience whether you’re seated in front or rear seats. The rear seats slide fore and raft, which is a rarity in this segment of luxury crossovers.

The SUV delivers smooth, powerful acceleration and the eight speed automatic transmission is refined and responsive. As the brand “argues”, the handling is excellent. The steering is similarly quick and responsive but is said to have a rather artificial feel. One rather funny or annoying thing about the Q5 is its random refiring since the automatic stop-start system doesn’t keep the engine off at very long traffic lights.

While the compact luxury crossover faces head to head competition with models, like the roomier Volvo XC60, the equally excellent handling and performance boasting BMW X3 or the even more stylish Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque or the mpg driven Mercedes Benz GLK-Class, the 2014 Audi Q5 is a candidate that does everything well and hence becomes an ideal choice!


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