source: Audi of America
- 2019 Audi Q5 named Best Buy in Compact Luxury SUV category
- 2019 Audi Q7 named Best Buy in Midsize Luxury SUV category
- Q5 earns Best Buy award for second consecutive year
HERNDON, Va., November 13, 2018 – The 2019 Audi Q5 has been named winner of the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the Compact Luxury SUV category, and the 2019 Audi Q7 earned the award in the Midsize Luxury SUV category. Announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the annual awards recognize the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market.
Editors at Kelley Blue Book, a leading provider of new and used vehicle information, praised the 2019 Audi Q5 for its “innovative technology, sophisticated quattro powertrain, exceptional fit and finish and impressive fuel economy,” and noted the “build quality, premium luxury, elegant styling and quiet, refined ride” of the 2019 Audi Q7.
“Having both the Audi Q5 and Q7 recognized with Best Buy Awards from Kelley Blue Book is a testament to our expertly designed vehicles that feature the latest technology and outstanding performance,” said Filip Brabec, vice president, Product Management, Audi of America. “We are tremendously proud of our 2019 model line, and believe these awards reflect the premium quality we deliver, particularly in our SUV family lineup.”
As the brand’s best-selling model to date this year, the Q5 sets a new standard in its segment, with the sporty performance of a sedan and versatility of an SUV. Featuring exceptional driving dynamics, elevated design and premium interior space, the Q5 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. New for 2019, the Q5 comes standard equipped with heated front seats, rear electric child locks, Audi Connect CARE, a 7 inch color driver information display and offers available Audi MMI Navigation plus with MMI® all-in-touch. This is the second year in a row that the Q5 has earned the Best Buy Award from Kelley Blue Book. In 2018, the Q5 was also named the Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award winner in the luxury category.
The updated Q7 continues to set a benchmark in the luxury SUV segment, offering exceptional driving dynamics, available advanced driver assistance systems and innovative technology and connectivity solutions. The Q7 features the brand’s signature fit and finish, clean and simple lines, and provides a premium driving experience with space for up to seven passengers. New for 2019, the Q7 features standard Audi MMI Navigation plus for Premium trims and Audi virtual cockpit, top view camera with front, rear and side views, LED headlights with LED taillights and dynamic turn signals.
Both the Audi Q7 and the Q5 offer the latest in Audi technologies and driver assistance features, including the available Audi virtual cockpit, MMI® all-in-touch® with handwriting-recognition and available in-car Audi connect® infotainment and security features, supported by 4G LTE connectivity (where available). A full suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including standard Audi pre sense® basic and city, and available Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go and Traffic Jam assist, help drivers navigate the road with confidence.
Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has a dedicated 10-person editorial staff who collectively drive and review nearly every new vehicle on the road each year. The awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data.
For more information on the 2019 Q5 and Q7, please visit www.audiusa.com.
MMI Navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destination and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested MMI Navigation plus route.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas.
Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.
ABOUT AUDI OF AMERICA
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.878 million vehicles globally in 2017. In the U.S., Audi of America sold nearly 227,000 vehicles in 2017 and broke company sales records for the eighth straight year. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.
ABOUT KELLEY BLUE BOOK BEST BUY AWARDS
The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards are designed to provide a significant service to new-car buyers by identifying the best of all available 2019 model-year vehicles. The awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swatch of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing/transaction prices, 5-year Cost-to-Own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information. Of more than 300 new-car models available for 2019, Kelley Blue Book’s expert editors initially narrowed the field to a few dozen Best Buy Award contenders in 15 categories, and then spent several weeks testing and evaluating all the finalists head-to-head to ultimately determine the winners.