The Audi Q5 Sportback TFSI e quattro Balances Performance and Practicality

There once was a time where buying an SUV meant sacrificing performance to gain practicality, but times have changed. Luxury-performance brands like Aston Martin and Lamborghini have even begun dipping their toes into the idea of having an SUV that’s just as enjoyable to drive as it is convenient, but you don’t have to pay high-end exotic car prices to get a vehicle like this. That’s where the Audi Q5 Sportback TFSI e quattro comes in, and it’s like an SUV that wraps together all of your needs and wants into one vehicle.

The plug-in hybrid of your dreams

As you can imagine from the name, the Audi Q5 TFSI e quattro is a plug-in hybrid, but you might not know it based on its looks. Decades ago, with the introduction of the Toyota Prius, we imagined hybrids to be unattractive and unappealing, but the Audi Q5 TFSI e quattro is anything but. With the aggressive styling of the front fascia and sharp body lines, this SUV looks just as good as any other option in the Audi lineup. With the hybrid drivetrain, Audi Q5 TFSI e quattro offers a responsive and pleasant driving experience.

A daytona gray Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro parked in front of a structure
Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro in Daytona grey | Audi

A comfortable and sleek interior

While there is quite a bit of performance behind the Audi brand, there is no lack of luxury and comfort. Behind the wheel, drivers can appreciate the easy-to-use controls and modest yet modern touches across the dashboard. The digital gauge cluster offers a modern and slightly customizable user experience. The seats are spacious and comfortable for both the driver and passengers, providing enough space to carpool to work or for car seats and backpacks.

A driver's perspective shot of the interior of the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro
The cockpit of the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro | Audi

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An SUV you can rely on in any weather

With the iconic Audi quattro all-wheel-drive system the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro can tackle any weather with confidence. This is great for drivers that battle with snowy terrain or rainy roads, but if you really wanted to you could tackle some overlanding for a family vacation. The addition of all-wheel-drive is a big bonus for many drivers, and along with the plug-in hybrid capability, the Audi Q5 TFSI e quattro is pretty well-rounded.

An Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro in Navarra blue driving down a wintery road
Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro in Navarra blue | Audi

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