What makes the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro Sport a strong contender in the Executive SUV category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…
The all-new Audi Q5 is a new edition for 2017. The new model is larger than before but also lighter thanks to the use of lightweight materials. Interior levels of comfort have been increased and the general ride and drive has been geared towards supple comfort. Will it best its rivals to scoop the win in the executive SUV category?
3 Reasons Why Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro Sport is a #CarsAwards Finalist
1. Refinement and fuel economy
Audi makes outstanding turbodiesel engines and this 2.0 TDI with 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque blends effortless acceleration with a surprisingly linear climb up the rev range. The 7-speed S tronic dual clutch mates perfectly with the engine, keeping quick acceleration within reach as you prod the throttle pedal. What’s more, fuel efficiency for this Q5 is claimed at 4.9 L/100, km which is impressive for a vehicle of this size.
2. Quality interior
The choice of materials, sophistication of the technology and overall fit and finish are excellent in the Q5. Your eyes will be drawn first to the excellent 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit colour screen which displays vital information directly ahead of the driver. The MMI infotainment system, displayed on an 8.3-inch screen in the centre stack, is also as good as ever, ticking every type of usability and connectivity box you’d like, including Wi-Fi, a wireless charging bay and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions.
3. Magic ride
With the standard 18-inch wheels fitted, the ride in the Q5 is serene as it nonchalantly glides over potholes and road joints. Even washboard dirt roads can’t unsettle the Q5’s sorted chassis. Audi has fitted quattro as standard on the new Q5 so traction on slippery surfaces is excellent too.
Watch our video review of the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro below!
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