Audi SQ5 The Elegance of Simplicity

Audi SQ5 is one of the more recent Audi models on the market. A super-charged version of the Q5, the audi SQ5 is intended to be more practical and faster than its parent car. With its power, improved drive and gadgetry, Audi are trying to give SQ5 owners the most value for their money.

With a 3.0 quattro engine, audi SQ5 also boasts 268hp and can reach a top speed of 155mph – it’s very fast for its class of car.

Audi SQ5 2018 Price

Starting at $54,300 according to Audi USA.

Audi SQ5 Specification

Car Type & Class:Compact luxury crossover SUV
Body style:4-door SUV
Rank in Luxury Compact SUVs1
Number Of Passengers:5
Drivetrain:All Wheel Drive
Engine Type:turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve Miller-capable V-6
Transmission:8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Cargo volume:26.8 cu ft
Warranty 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance 12 Months/ 10,000 Miles
Great design is born of simplicity. The Audi SQ5 wraps the ultimate in performance, technology and luxury in a distinguished line that flows seamlessly from hood to tailgate, creating a profile that’s confident, nuanced and unmistakably Audi.Audi USA

Audi SQ5 Technology

Fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster virtual cockpit equipped with navigation and audio, offering classic, infotainment and sport modes, as well as Google Earth.

Audi smartphone interface (Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ integration) that allows you to access your compatible smartphone’s features.

Driver assistance that help alert you to some of the unpredictable shifts on road. Audi pre sense® basic which give quicker response during an emergency case.

Audi SQ5 Interior

There’s little difference between the interior of the SQ5 and the standard Q5. The biggest difference is the raised pedals – the SQ5 is going for a racing layout, though that does feel out of place in a crossover. The dashboard has a better layout and is a big improvement over Audi’s standard dash. The gear stick, however, is still awkwardly positioned and the car has the same cramped feel of the Q5. It is a smaller vehicle, but that restrictive feel is a big flaw in the model that should have been addressed.

Audi SQ5 Exterior

Audi has got the compact styling right with the SQ5. It’s well designed, with a slick, aerodynamic feel to it, and avoids the block-like look of other crossovers. That being said, the SQ5 is not the best-looking car – the squinting headlights and protruding rear not working in its favor. The styling is somewhat redeemed by the bold and dramatic front end.

Fuel and Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Estimated - Highway24 MPG
Fuel Economy Estimated - City19 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity70 liters (18.5 gal)
Recommended FuelPremium

Audi SQ5 Then and Now