Driving a high-performance SUV like the 2018 Audi SQ5 around Los Angeles isn’t really fair to the guys in Porsche 911s and BMW M3s. They don’t see you coming. You dust them at the red lights and pass them on the off ramps. And the poor souls in their Mustangs and Camaros can’t understand how they just got smoked by a mom on her way to soccer practice.
For 2018, Audi has completely redesigned its popular Q5, which is one of our favorites in the extremely competitive compact luxury SUV segment. But the German automaker did not stop there. It has also turned up the volume on the high-performance version of the SUV, adding style, luxury, and performance. The result is the most desirable SQ5 ever. Now in its second-generation, the new SQ5 competes head-to-head with the Porsche Macan S and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.