Demand for compact luxury crossover vehicles has exploded in recent years. Audi was on the game early with the Q5, which debuted as a 2009 model. The second-generation Q5 came out for 2018, to go head-to-head with Jaguar’s first-ever crossover, the compact F-PACE.
Both the Q5 and F-PACE were their respective brands’ best-selling vehicles in 2017, and continue to lead the way in 2018. The Q5 had its best sales year ever last year, selling over 57,000 crossovers in the US. The F-PACE sold over 17,000 examples in its debut year, an impressive showing for Jaguar’s first-ever SUV. Which is the best?