If you’ve been eyeing the new S4, but your needs or those of your family call for something with more cargo space and capability, we have good news. The 2018 Audi SQ5 is here, and it offers the S4’s engine and some pretty intense performance chops. Rounded out by the Q5’s 60.4 cubic feet of cargo space and its full options sheet, including Drive select and Virtual Cockpit, it represents an excellent value.

Audi’s old supercharged V6 is gone in favor of a new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the Quattro AWD system by a new eight-speed automatic transmission, with paddle shifters on tap if you’d prefer to click through your own shifts. As always, reviewers have found Quattro the perfect tool to retain composure when the road gets slippery, but in this application, it can also direct power aft to help enable that 5.1 second sprint to sixty. Drive select also adds a layer of customization to the experience, with drive modes that controls suspension firmness and ride height.

But we’re only scratching the surface. Watch the clip above for an in-depth look at the latest SQ5, and if it speaks to you, schedule an appointment with our Audi dealership in Santa Monica, CA.

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