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2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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2021 Audi
SQ5

MSRP*: $52,900 to $56,100
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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

MSRP*: $33,120 to $88,445
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Invoice* $49,727 to $52,735 $32,789 to $84,523
MPG - City 18 MPG 11 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG 17 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.1 - 54.1 ft3 68.3 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 349 hp 293 - 707 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 3,500 - 7,200 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 189.3 - 191.3 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 76.5 - 77.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 - 39.3 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The Audi SQ5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi SQ5 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Convenience
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi SQ5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Dimensions
Since the Audi SQ5 is much slimmer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Audi SQ5 is slightly shorter than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Audi SQ5 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi SQ5 has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Powertrain
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 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi SQ5 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Audi SQ5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi SQ5 than that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.