LOS CABOS, Mexico – The tip of the Baja peninsula may seem an odd place to host the global introduction of the second generation of the Audi Q5. But the new 2018 Q5 is built not all that far from this virtually deserted if grandly named state of Baja California Sur. On a map, it’s just a few inches over the surf, in San José Chiapa. Audi’s sparklin
The Q5 was highly rated for sporty handling, pleasing performance, all-season traction, and exceptional torque and fuel mileage when fitted with the TDI engine.
Taking a place beneath the Audi Q7, the Q5 offered up numerous gas and diesel engines, Quattro AWD and signature Audi styling elements in abunda
2014 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Platinum vs 2014 Audi Q5 TDI Technik.
Review by Jacob Black, photos by Jeff Wilson and Jacob Black
The sheer amount of variation among SUVs is proof positive that the genre is here to stay. Small, medium, large; sport, luxury, super-sport; diesel, gasoline, hybrid – where once there was just SUV, now there a
The 2015 BMW X3 28d is the latest luxury SUV/crossover to offer a diesel engine as well as a choice of gasoline engines, joining the Audi Q5 TDI and Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 Bluetec in the compact luxury SUV segment. BMW’s combination of a small 2.0L turbocharged diesel mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission allows it to achieve the
NIAGARA, Ontario – The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is probably one of the most impressive makeover stories in recent memory. That’s a big statement when you consider the sheer volume of new crossovers flooding the market. Indeed, Infiniti claims it marks the most important vehicle launch in the history of their brand, with the expectation of it quickly be
Is it possible that fairy tales really can come true?
...has BMW crafted a golden egg?
If there’s anyone who could pull it off, it’s the Germans. After all, fairy tales are more ingrained in German culture than any other.
And where the luxury compact SUV market is concerned, BMW is looking for a big one with the launch of its third
BARCELONA, Spain – About forty-five kilometres northwest of Barcelona, Montserrat’s jagged peaks pierce the sky like a saw-toothed blade. Hidden deep within those formidable walls is a Benedictine monastery with roots going back circa 800 AD.
Volvo has enjoyed at least a renaissance if not a return to autonomy.
Aside from being the focu
There’s something indefinable about Italian vehicle design – and Alfa Romeo styling in particular – that tugs at the heartstrings like a basket of playful puppies.
Visual appeal, sporting ability, and sumptuous practicality.
Even for enthusiast folks that consider luxury all-wheel-drive wagons or upscale hatchbacks as the ultimate combi
If you're looking at the 2015 Acura RDX and thinking "That looks familiar", it's hardly surprising. The RDX has become a top seller in a robust segment, slipping past the Mercedes-Benz GLK to sit in second spot overall among small luxury SUVs this year, just behind the bestselling Audi Q5.
The current, second-generation RDX debuted in 2012 for
Oh what a difference a scant fifteen years makes. When Porsche unveiled the Cayenne crossover in 2002, the furor was such that you’d think they’d decided to cancel their sports cars and switch over to minivans.
While it’s obvious that the two are related, the design language looks better on the scaled down Macan than the larger Cayenne.
You've got to hand it to the folks at Lincoln: they don't give up. All new for 2015, the Lincoln MKC represents yet another salvo from Ford's luxury brand to establish presence among its more aspirational competitors. We've got one for a month to see what it's all about.
The basics are as follows: the MKC is a luxury compact SUV based on the F
I was looking forward to driving the 2017 Buick Envision compact SUV. Specifically, to comparing its newly available 2.5L four-cylinder engine with its optional turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that was standard in 2016 models. The new 2.5L engine helps bring the 2017 Envision’s base price down to slightly under $40,000, a significant drop
Audi has just unveiled the all-new second generation Q5 compact SUV. The new SUV gets a bold new nose, with short overhangs, angular headlights, and Audi's new grille. Moving down the side, the crease running over the wheels and along the doors is more pronounced, and flares over the rear wheels. The hood has new creases, and at the back is a chrom
It can be a heck of a challenge to balance state-of-the-art technology with refinement and driveability. Too often lately, we’ve seen tech for tech’s sake in modern machinery, and sometimes it becomes a distraction from the enjoyment of driving. Good technology improves lives without making a big fuss.
Refinement, a powerful engine, and great
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina – Given the complexity of our route down Mount Pisgah, our speed was probably a lot more modest than it felt from behind the wheel. But the satisfaction lies not in how quickly you reach the destination, but in how much you derive from the journey.
Surprisingly engaging and feels much lighter than it looks.