The 2017 Audi Q5 is the epitome of a compact luxury SUV with an appearance with exactly what you’d want in such a vehicle - ample technology, a stylish cabin, and potent powertrains. The 2017 Audi Q5 version is, basically, the same version that first went on sale in 2009. The fact that Audi is still making and selling lots of these vehicles is a testament to the original styling and engineering that went in to the Q5 so many years ago. The second-generation Q5 is expected to be delivered on 2018, so if you want to buy one of these classics new, now is the time. Audi has edited the Q5’s trims from 5 to 2, eliminating the hybrid trim. This rearranges some of the Q5’s standard features. New feature package called Black Optic is available for the 2017 version. It includes 20-inch wheels with summer-only performance tires, a blackout grille, and matte black roof rails. The Premium and Premium Plus Q5 trims come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that puts out 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, pushing the Q5 from 0-60 in 7 seconds. The top-of-the-line Premium Plus gets a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and can make the 0 - 60 mph run in 6.0 seconds. Engine option available for the Premium Plus is a 3.0-liter that will cost you $3,250. All engines are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and all Q5s come with Audi’s celebrated automated quattro AWD that sends 60% of the torque to the back wheels and 40 to the front in normal driving conditions, but it can send all of the power to any one wheel if that’s what best for the vehicle’s traction That power and performance, and the Q5’s subtle styling lines, are definite highlights, but many critics and consumers agree that the best part of this SUV is its interior. The well-coordinated materials and high-grade quality craftsmanship along with a thoughtful layout exude an elegance that will be familiar to those who have spent time in any Audi. You’ll have to wait for the 2018 Q5 If you're looking for touchscreen controls but If you like old-school knobs and buttons, the 2017 Q5 is the one you should get. Standard features for the Premium trim include a sound system with an SD card for additional memory, Bluetooth, leather upholstery, keyless ignition, iPod connectivity, and power front seats. The Premium Plus adds optional packages that can bring a navigation system bundled with a rear-view camera, sports seats, an upgraded entertainment system, heated front seats, a power tailgate, xenon headlights, LED running lights, and more. The Prestige trim builds on the Premium Plus features with a Bang & Olufsen sound system, standard navigation, adaptive cruise control, adaptive lighting, blind-spot monitors, and its unique standalone options. All trims come standard with the full complement of airbags and stability and traction control. There is no collision-avoidance or lane-departure or technologies, but the Q5 did receive 4 out of 5 stars for its overall performance in government crash tests, and it was rated a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.