8) Audi Q5
The Q5 is based on VW’s MLB platform and has been built since 2008. The second gen 2017 Q5 is meant to be a trendsetter and packs all the advanced technology of a modern crossover. Retail prices in the US start from $40,900.
The car comes with a choice of two engines. Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine is standard on the Q5 Premium, while the 3.0 TFSI powers the Q5 Prestige. The Prestige also comes with adaptive xenon plus headlights and static cornering lights, navigation system with voice control, Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker sound system, Audi adaptive cruise control and Audi side assist.
Audi’s drive select technology allows the driver to select the driving mode, which changes how the Q5 responds to the road by adjusting steering, transmission shifts and throttle response. Quattro is Audi’s first permanent all-wheel drive system designed for all Audi passenger cars, and has become integral to the holistic Audi experience.