The CX-5 is NOT in the same group as the Q5 or XC60. The CX-5 is a direct competitor to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. It's a fine vehicle, but it's a mainstream product. Not premium. Certainly not luxury.I'd argue that the CX 5 is significantly less boring (and much better looking) than it's peer group. When we made the purchase, I did a pretty in depth comparison between the CX-5, the Q5, and the XC-60 and the CX-5 was the clear winner based on what my wife and I needed. It checked every box for $10k less than the Audi and Volvo, even fully optioned out. That said, our CX-5 fully optioned out cost about half of what the R1S will end up costing.
The CX-5 may have been the best fit for you and your wife -- I'm not trying to argue otherwise. But when it comes to power, materials quality, and handling dynamics the CX-5 is not on the same level as Audi/Volvo (or Mercedes/Lexus for that matter).