In today’s society, there’s a focus on blurring the lines. Barriers are being broken in terms of who we see in leadership roles, metrosexual men are dropping their Carhartts and scheduling manicures, and language once reserved for late-night HBO specials is now at home on daytime talk shows. Automobiles are another prime example, perhaps evidenced most clearly by the proliferation of gas/electric hybrids and, to a lesser degree, the development of midsized crossovers like the 2010 Audi Q5. Built to serve the wants and needs of drivers seeking the dynamics of a traditional car coupled with the attitude and functionality of an SUV, models like the Q5 are quickly finding placement in U.S. homes. Indeed, the Q7’s little bro’ obscures the line between sport sedan and utility vehicle, but does so with a high fully-equipped price and unnecessarily complicated audio and climate control systems.
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