When Kelley Blue Book announced its Best Buy models on Friday, Audi was among the award winners. Specifically, the Audi A5 Sportback named the Best Buy luxury car, and the Audi Q5 named the Best Buy among luxury SUVs and crossovers. The redesigned 2018 Q5 was also named the winner of the Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech award, luxury category.
Awards recognize top new model-year vehicles
Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy awards recognize the top new model-year vehicle choices in the U.S. market. Also, third annual Auto Tech award honors models with the most advanced infotainment, convenience and active driver assistance features that are values to car buyers.
The editors of KBB.com lauded the A5 Sportback’s sleek styling, overall utility, and roomier interior feel. On the Q5, the editorial panelists noted the refined driving experience, tech-friendly cabin, and the sophisticated exterior design.
“Audi is committed to producing vehicles that offer industry-leading technologies, refined design and efficient, yet powerful performance, and that provide an overall excellent value to our customers,” Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America.
“Having both the A5 Sportback and Q5 recognized with a Best Buy award is a further testament to that commitment.”
Dedicated staff evaluates many vehicles
Kelly Blue Book’s KBB.com has a dedicated 10-person editorial staff who drive and review nearly every new vehicle on the road each year.
The awards they give mark the culmination of a year-long regiment of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of almost every new car, crossover, truck, van, and SUV on the market in the U.S.