Even though crossovers tend to get their share of criticism at TTAC, the Audi SQ5, despite its silly name, is more desirable than the average mommy-mobile.
The SQ5 immediately scores points for being an oil-burner. The twin-turbo diesel V6 puts out 313 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, bringing it to 60 mph in a Camry-besting 5 seconds. Audi has even but a “sound actuator” inside the car to pipe engine sounds into the cabin. Combined fuel economy is somewhere around 32 mpg. At $74,000, even Roman Polanski has a better chance of coming Stateside.