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2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT5 Review

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2021 Audi
SQ5

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2021 Cadillac
XT5

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MSRP*
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$52,900 to $56,100
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$43,995 to $55,095
Invoice* $49,727 to $52,735 $41,795 to $52,340
MPG - City 18 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 26 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi SQ5 than in the Cadillac XT5. The Audi SQ5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Cadillac XT5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi SQ5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi SQ5 is somewhat more expensive than the Cadillac XT5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi SQ5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Cadillac XT5.

Dimensions
The Audi SQ5 is about the same width as the Cadillac XT5. The Audi SQ5 is slightly shorter than the Cadillac XT5, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi SQ5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Cadillac XT5.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has a smaller turning radius than the Cadillac XT5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi SQ5 is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi SQ5 has a little more horsepower than the Cadillac XT5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi SQ5 and the Cadillac XT5. The Audi SQ5 has less cargo space than the Cadillac XT5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac XT5.