2018 Audi SQ5, Tested in Depth: Sport, Meet Luxury

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As the ranks of compact luxury crossovers continue to grow—by our reckoning, there are now 21 offerings from Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, and several others—we continue to be surprised by how much fun we can have driving them. Into this mix comes the SQ5, which is all new for 2018 and the high-performance sibling of the already excellent Q5. It takes on a burgeoning subgroup of formidable performers in this segment, including the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 and the Porsche Macan S, and one would hope it arrives ready to vanquish all comers to the throne. Unfortunately, when compared with the elite athletes at the fast end of this segment, the SQ5’s over-the-road performance is merely midpack. And its interior—while handsomely arranged, well appointed, and imbued with snazzy modern tech—neglects the comfort of back-seat passengers while coddling the driver and front-seat passenger. Taken as a whole, the SQ5 is a solid performance-luxury crossover and a thoroughly competent blend of comfort and agility. But as illustrated by our comparison test of the SQ5 and its talented rivals, the best players are simply that much better. READ MORE ››

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