SQ5 vs Q5: The Battle of the Audis

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Both SQ5 and Q5 are very popular among our Audi users. And there are a lot of differences between the two, whether it’s on performance, dimensions, specifications and cargo space. Even the technological difference of Audi SQ5 vs Q5 is a face-off between the two. So, if you’re an Audi fan looking to choose between the two for your purchase and you are very confused, you’re at the right place.

In this article, we will walk you through some of the main differences between the Audi SQ5 vs Q5, how their engine compares to one another, and what to choose between the two.

What are the Main Differences Between the Audi SQ5 and Q5?

Both these lovely Audi premium luxury SUV are very appealing and squeal-worthy with their notorious detailing and high-performance technological advancements. Their differences stretch from their high performance and dimensions to their pricing as well. Here are some of the most highlighted differences and similarities we have for you to make your purchase decision easier.

Features

 

Audi SQ5

 

Audi Q5

 

Engine and fuel economy

 

  • Designed with a 3.0Lturbo charged engine of 6 cylinders with an eight-speed Tiptronic.
  • It has 349 HP and a torque of 369 lb.-ft.
  • They have a dual-clutch automatic transmission with a quattro and an all-wheel drive with ultra technology.
  • Designed with a 2.0Lturbo charged engine of 4 cylinders with a seven-speed S tronic.
  • It has 201 HP and a torque of 236 lb.-ft.
  • They have a dual-clutch automatic transmission with a quattro and an all-wheel drive with ultra technology.
  • It also has a 2.0L+ electronic motor (PHEV)
Interior and design

 

  • They have a luxury leather seat set with armrests, a center console, and door pull handles.
  • The SQ5 has Dina mica inserts to add more texture and suede appeal. The SQ5 is also having a fine Nappa leather seat with diamond-stitched details in so many colors, which include the prominent magma red,
  • The SQ 5 also includes the footrest, stainless-steel pedals, heat-insulated windows, leather gear shifts and also the hands-on detection steering wheel.
  • The Q5 SUV has a rich and luxurious line leather trim with brown walnut wood inlay inside the cabin. The Audi Q5 also has a leather, metal wood design inside.
  • They also have adjustable heating seat sets, with a 4-door panel and belt tensions as well as quality airbag design.
  • The Q5 also has an analog gauge cluster, a 10.1-inch touch screen, android Auto Bluetooth, Apple car play, a Wi-Fi hotspot and also a 19-speaker stereo.
Safety features and technology

 

  • Has an alert system including the lane departure warning and the parking system (visual and audible); it also has the Audi active lane monitoring system to protect from any dangers on the drive.
  • Both have very similar safety features; they depend on the trim level we choose for the SUV.
  • Top-view camera
  • Audi drive select
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, a digital compass and the integrated toll module.
  • Head-up display
  • Park assists, high beam assist, traffic jam assist and side assist
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Adaptive cruise control and LATCH system.
  • An advanced airbag system and home link garage door opener.
  • Has the same alert system, including the lane departure warning and the parking system (visual and audible); it also has the Audi active lane monitoring system to protect from any dangers on the drive.
  • Both have very similar safety features; they depend on the trim level we choose for the SUV.
  • Top-view camera
  • Audi drive select
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, a digital compass and the integrated toll module.
  • Head-up display
  • Park assists, high beam assist, traffic jam assist and side assist
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Adaptive cruise control and LATCH system.
  • An advanced airbag system and home link garage door opener.
Seating and Dimension

 

  • Even the seating arrangement and design are the same, offering a 25.8 cubic-feet cargo space. It is located behind the rear seats.
  • The cargo space is expandable for up to 54 cubic feet as you fold the rear seat set.
  • Even the seating arrangement and design are the same, offering a 25.8 cubic-feet cargo space. It is located behind the rear seats.
  • The cargo space is expandable for up to 54 cubic feet as you fold the rear seat set.
Pricing
  • The Audi SQ5 of 2023 is priced at $56 500 for its advanced features and high-level performance. This is the starting price for this model.
  • The Audi Q5 of 2023 is priced at $44 200 for its advanced features and high-level performance. This is the starting price for the model.

How Does the Engine of the Audi SQ5 Compare to the Q5?

There is a big difference we could see in the performance and engine of our Audi SQ5 vs Q5. The Audi Q5 fans have three engines to make a choice from. We have the 201 HP turbo 4-cylinder engine, the 261 HP turbo 4-cylinder engine and the 362 4-cylinder HP turbo engine.

The Q5 is also having a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch system, while our SQ5 is having an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic system. And all three of them have the PHEV powertrain. The SQ5 is also having its 349 HP precisely tuned V6 turbo-engine. The SQ5 engine is therefore much better than the Q5 engine.

Which Model Offers Better Handling and Performance: Audi SQ5 vs Q5?

Obviously, according to the level of performance and the horsepower, as well as the torque SQ5 has so much better potential than Q5. We could observe this from the 349 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft torque of the SQ5 compared to that of the 261 horsepower and 274 lb.-ft torque of the Q5 Audi. The SQ5 could actually run at a speed of 250km per hour compared to the top speed run by the Q5 at 209 km per hour.

Another feature adding to the improved performance of our Audi QS5 is the AWD system designed called the Quattro Tiptronic transmission, which is much better than the one we have on Q5. There is also much higher comfort in driving the Audi SQ5 with its awesome adaptive sport suspension.

Which Model Offers Better Handling and Performance: Audi SQ5 vs Q5?

What Interior Features do the Audi SQ5 and Q5 offer?

Both are having some really cool interior features designed. Both are equally good with the interior design and dimension; here are some of the best common features Audi offers in both vehicles. We have the power panoramic sunroof, the power tilt and telescopic steering with adjustable column memory; both of them are having the Audi virtual cockpit plus, a heated and cooled front cup holder as well as the heated rear and front seat sets, there is a sliding split-folding rear seat with an adjustable recline of 40-20-40.

They are both having three-zone automatic climate control and a phone box with a signal booster and a wireless charger. In addition, there is also an LED inheritor lighting package and an illuminated aluminum door sill. Both SUVs are having excellent luxury leather seats for both the rear and front seat sets. Their interiors are equally excellent.

How Does the Price of the Audi SQ5 Compare to the Q5?

According to prices, Audi SQ5 is much more expensive compared to the Audi Q5, with their starting price at $55 800. On average many pay the price of $54 269. In comparison, the Audi Q5 is much more affordable, with a starting price of $43 500, and an average price paid mostly is $42 208. The prices may also vary from what we have mentioned here according to the dealership and other custom features.

Is SQ5 Lower than Q5?

Actually, no, the Audi SQ5 isn’t any lower than the Audi Q5. Both SUVs are comfortable and convenient to drive. The SQ5 is excellent compared to Q5 in terms of torque, performance, powertrain and engine power. Both have the same handling, cargo space seating and dimensions. The cost is too high for the SQ5 compared to Q5.

What is the BMW Equivalent of the SQ5?

The BMW equivalent to SQ5 is the BMW X3 M40i. Both vehicles have a 3.0L turbo V6 gas engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. They are both having all-wheel drive with a seating capacity of 5 seats. In addition, the difference is in the fuel economy of 19 MPG for Audi SQ5 and 15 MPG for the BMW, while the fuel tank capacity is about 18.5 gallons for Audi and 17.2 gallons for the BMW.

Does SQ5 have Quattro?

Yes, the SQ5 does have a Quattro; the SUV has a very powerful diesel engine with a permanent all-wheel drive quattro. Having such an all-wheel quattro provides the best axle traction with enhanced driving and control to the car.

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