When you buy a good luxury sedan, you can expect it will look great inside and out, be comfortable and enjoyable to drive, and have lots of spiffy features. However, in many cases, your sedan may not have room for four adults to be comfortable. Its trunk quickly will reach its capacity when you go camping or clean out Costco. And its intricate suspension is designed for racetracks more than rutted dirt roads.
That’s why so many folks now prefer luxury suvs, particularly car-based crossovers like the 2019 Audi Q5. As America’s most popular Audi, the compact Q5 outsells the brand’s A3, A4, A6, and A8 sedans — combined. Still fresh after a thorough redesign last year, the Q5 features Audi’s familiar combination of elegantly restrained styling, a well-finished and high-tech interior, and composed driving dynamics. But being an SUV, it adds a usefully roomy interior for both passengers and cargo. That’s a pretty compelling combination. Keep reading to learn how the Q5 stacks up in its highly competitive compact luxury crossover segment.