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2018 Audi SQ5


City 19 MPG Hwy 24 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.4 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.6
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.6
First Audi I've owned

by White Sox fan from Arlington Heights, Illinois | November 15, 2019

The SQ5 very well designed. Great performance from the new turbo charged 3.0 engine. The 8 speed transmission paddle shift is very responsive. Quiet ride. The Quattro all wheel drive handles great in snow.

A well-appointed rocket ship

by JohnK from Houston, TX | October 13, 2019

Simply, for all the amazing bells and whistles the 2018 Audi SQ5 Prestige packs (literally the list of appointments is absurdly long), the twin-turbo V6 is astonishing. As you watch your speed on the heads-up display smoothly accelerate from 0-60, it’s the feeling of being pushed back into your seat and done so quietly that impresses. It’s pure joy.

Best car I have owned in my 50+ years.

by Maddoc.69 from Jackson, mi | July 12, 2019

Delayed gratification! Awesome German engineering and a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This baby can haul at 354hp! I have been looking for this vehicle for some time. If you find one...buy it!

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2018 Audi SQ5 Overview


The 2018 Audi SQ5 is the high-performance version of the compact Q5 SUV. This year, it has been redesigned in parallel with the Q5.

Two trims are available: the Premium Plus and Prestige.

Overall, the SQ5 has slightly sportier styling than the Q5. The lower fascia has been streamlined, adorning a long chrome strip. LEDs for the headlights, turn signals, and taillights come standard. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a panoramic moonroof, a power liftgate, and 20-inch alloy wheels. Larger 21-inch alloy wheels are also available.

Under the Hood
The SQ5 is powered by a 354-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that produces 369 pounds-feet of torque. Quattro all-wheel drive comes standard.

Inside, the SQ5 has a premium leather/Alcantara interior with a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 60.1 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features a premium MMI infotainment system, which includes a 7-inch display, CD/MP3 playback, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual USB ports. It can be upgraded to the MMI Navigation Plus system with an 8.3-inch screen, navigation, voice command, a touchpad controller, and a Bang and Olufsen premium sound system. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a memory seat, cruise control, and an automatic-dimming rearview mirror. Full leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel are available as well.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and hill descent control. The available Sport package include adaptive air suspension, performance brakes, and a limited-slip rear differential. Other available features include adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert.