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Updated on: March 29, 2021

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The 2021 Audi SQ5 is a compact crossover SUV from the German marque and is available for sale at a base MSRP of $56,100. Available in three trims and configurations, the 2021 Audi SQ5 gets only minor changes in comparison to the outgoing 2020 SQ5. This compact luxury SUV retains the same 3L turbocharged V6 motor putting out 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. As a result, the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile time remains unchanged too.

2021 Audi SQ5

The 2021 Audi SQ5 gets a few exterior changes like a tweaked grille and bumper, updated LED lights, two new colors, and new alloy wheels. Available for a monthly lease price of $625 for the Premium Plus trim, we will find out how well the 2021 Audi SQ5 competes with the likes of the 2021 BMW X3 M40i, 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, and 2021 Porsche Macan S in this in-depth review.

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Pros

Pliant ride quality

Excellent gas mileage

Loaded with features

Cons

Not as fun to drive as some of the competitors

Lower performance than the rivals

What's New?

Minor exterior changes


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183

horsepower

349 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft.. @ 1370 rpm

transmission

8-speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

183.9 in.

width

74.5 in.

height

65.3 in.

curb weight

4321 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

11.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

53.1 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity

4400

payload

1036

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.5

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Premium $52,900 onwards

349 hp @ 5400 rpm | 3 L | V-6 | Premium unleaded

  • 7" Color Driver Information System
  • Blackout headlight components
  • Mmi Navigation Plus w/ Audi Connect
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control w/ Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Voice Control w/Learning Feature

Premium Plus $57,300 onwards

349 hp @ 5400 rpm | 3 L | V-6 | Intercooled turbo premium unleaded

  • 18" Premium Painted Bright-Machined Aluminium wheels
  • Audi Phone Box
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Siriusxm Satellite Radio

Prestige $62,500 onwards

349 hp @ 5400 rpm | 3 L | V-6 | Intercooled turbo premium unleaded

  • Audi Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System
  • Dual Pane Acoustic Glass
  • Head-Up Display
  • Surround View Camera System
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Colors and Styles

2021 Audi SQ5 in Daytona Gray Pearl Effect color 2021 Audi SQ5 in District Green Metallic color 2021 Audi SQ5 in Florett Silver Metallic color 2021 Audi SQ5 in Glacier White Metallic color 2021 Audi SQ5 in Mythos Black Metallic color
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.6

Safety

9.1

Competition

7.5

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


"If the standard Q5 isn't powerful enough or sporty enough for you, Audi has an SUV that just might satisfy: the 2021 SQ5."- Caranddriver.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5 is the compact luxury crossover SUV, which is available for sale at a base MSRP of $52,900, is offered in the same three trim configurations. Coming in with only minor exterior updates in the form of new alloy wheels, two additional color palettes, updated LED lights, and a tweaked front bumper and grille, the 2021 Audi SQ5 retains all the mechanical and interior aspects of the outgoing 2020 SQ5. The 2021 SQ5 comes with a 3L turbocharged V6 motor putting out 349 hp and is mated to an 8-speed automatic and Quattro AWD system. The car can also do a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and returned a combined gas mileage of 20 MPG.

The 2021 Audi SQ5 is also a great option if you wish to lease or finance your ride. This compact luxury crossover SUV can be had for a minimum monthly lease price of $625 for the Premium Plus trim, with a down payment of $2,372 for a duration of 36 months. However, you can get it for as low as $594 if you go with the base Premium trim. However, do keep in mind that the ownership cost of this luxury German SUV is not going to be easy on your pocket. The outgoing 2020 Audi SQ5 is estimated to have a 5-year cost of ownership of $75,322. The miles per dollar ratio of 9 is also one of the highest of the compact luxury crossover SUV segment.

2021 Audi SQ5 Front View
2021 Audi SQ5 Rear View

7.5/10
Pricing and Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.6/10
Exterior

9.1/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition


2021 Audi SQ5 Pricing and Features

7.5/10

"As a facelift, we'd call the 2021 SQ5 a success as it looks more dramatic, drives better, and delivers more performance."- Carbuzz.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with the same three trim configurations, namely Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Available for sale at a base MSRP of $52,900 and going all the way to $62,500, the 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with an updated LED headlights, tweaked front fascia, two new colors, and a new 20-inch alloy wheel design. Apart from that, this compact luxury SUV still retains the same 3L turbocharged V6 motor mated to the 8-speed automatic and the Quattro AWD system. Other mechanical aspects like the suspension, steering, and brakes also remain unchanged.

2021 Audi SQ5 comes loaded with features

The 2021 Audi SQ5 also retains all the interior features like a 10.1" touchscreen MMI infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation support, head-up display, Audi Virtual Cockpit, interior ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, and many more. The driver assistance features like front and rear automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert are also standard. However, many of these interior features are missed out on the base Premium trim, which is available for sale at a base MSRP of $52,900. If you want even more features, you could opt for the Convenience Package for an additional $1,100, offering more interior, exterior, and safety features.

Trim

Premium

Premium Plus

Prestige

MSRP

$52,900

$57,300 $62,500

Key Features

7.0-in. Color driver information system

adds/upgrades to Premium trim:

adds/upgrades to Premium Plus trim:

 

Voice control system

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound and 19 speakers

 

MMI 10.1" touchscreen infotainment system

Leather upholstery

Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist

 

Audi sound system with ten speakers

Audi phone box signal booster and wireless charger

Audi park steering assist and lane assist

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Panoramic sunroof

Dual-pane acoustic glass for front side windows

 

Ambient LED interior lighting

Audi virtual cockpit Heated steering wheel
 

20-inch five-double-spoke-star design wheels

Driver's seat memory

Head-up display

 

Powered liftgate

Matrix design LED headlights 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control system

Navigation support Surround-view camera

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2021 Audi SQ5 Buying Advice

Of the three trims on offer, the 2021 Audi SQ5 Prestige, which is the most expensive trim, coming in for sale at a base MSRP of $62,500, turned out to be the most feature-packed trim of the lot. It is easy to justify the premium given to get the Prestige trim over the lower trims like the Premium and Premium Plus because of the inclusion of many standard pieces of equipment like 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, head-up display, navigation support with Audi Virtual Cockpit, front and rear automated emergency braking and many more.


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2021 Audi SQ5 Engine and Performance

8.5/10

"Audi's throaty turbocharged V-6 makes good power, and standard Quattro all-wheel drive puts that power to the road."- Caranddriver.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5, which is available for sale at a base MSRP of $52,900 for the Premium trim, comes with the 3L turbocharged V6 motor putting out a respectable 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This gasoline motor comes mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission with Tiptronic functionality and a Quattro full-time AWD system as standard. This transmission offers multiple driving modes too.

2021 Audi SQ5 gets the same 3L turbocharged V6 motor

The 2021 Audi SQ5 offers supple ride quality due to the softly sprung suspension setup. As a result, the ride quality through the bumpy roads as well as on the highways was quite comfortable. However, the handling and driving dynamics did take a toll due to the soft suspension. The car offers more than average body roll too around the curvy roads. The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback also offers a similar ride and handling experience due to the identical suspension setup on offer. 

2021 Audi SQ5 accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds

The 2021 Audi SQ5 managed to come out with a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13.5 seconds. With a four-wheel disc brake on offer, with the front rotor being sized at 13.8" and the rear rotors sized at 13", the 2021 Audi SQ5 managed to do the 60-0 mph braking test in 119 feet. The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback also did the 0-60 mph and the 60-0 mph braking test in an identical time. The 2021 Audi Q5, which comes with a lower-powered 2L turbocharged inline-4 motor did the 0-60 mph in a higher 5.9 seconds and the 60-0 mph braking in a lower 112 feet.

Models

2021 Audi SQ5

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

MSRP

$52,900

$56,895

$60,495

$60,750

Engine

3L Turbocharged V6

3L Turbocharged Inline-6

3L Twin Turbo V6

3L Turbocharged V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power

349 hp @ 5,400 rpm

382 hp @ 5,800 rpm

385 hp @ 5,500 rpm

348 hp @ 5,400 rpm

Torque

369 lb-ft @ 1,370 rpm

365 lb-ft @ 1,520 rpm

384 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

354 lb-ft @ 1,360 rpm

0-60 MPH

5.1 seconds

4.8 seconds

4.7 seconds

5.1 seconds

Quarter-Mile

13.5 seconds

13.4 seconds

13.3 seconds

14.1 seconds

Top-Speed

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

157 MPH

The 2021 Audi SQ5 is slightly less powerful in comparison to the likes of the 2021 BMW X3 M40i and the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, both of which gave out 382 hp and 385 hp, respectively. As a result, the 2021 Audi SQ5 is also slower to reach 0-60 mph. The 2021 BMW X4 M40i did the 0-60 mph test in 4.8 seconds and the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 did it in 4.3 seconds. The 2021 Porsche Macan S, on the other hand, managed to give out a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.1 seconds, respectively.


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2021 Audi SQ5 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

"Since it is fitted with an 18.5-gallon gas tank, mixed driving range is estimated to be around 370 miles."- Carbuzz.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with the same 3L turbocharged V6 motor mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and as a result, this compact luxury SUV gave out a city gas mileage of 18 MPG and a highway gas mileage of 23 MPG. Available for sale at a base MSRP of $52,900, the 2021 Audi SQ5's combined gas milage of 20 MPG is mediocre for the segment.

2021 Audi SQ5 offers a combined gas mileage of 20 MPG

Though the 2021 Audi SQ5 is not the most fuel-efficient offering of the segment, it surely managed to get a decently large fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons. The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback, which is on sale at a base selling price of $53,995, also comes with the same combined gas mileage of 20 MPG as it is powered by the same 3L turbocharged V6 motor. Nevertheless, the 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a city range of 333 miles and a highway range of 425.5 miles. The combined range of 370 miles is pretty average for the segment too.

Models

2021 Audi SQ5

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

MPG (City)

18

21

18

18

MPG (Highway)

23

27

24

23

MPG (Combined)

20

23

21

20

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.5

17.7

17.4

19.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

333.0/425.5/370.0

371.7/477.9/420.0

313.2/417.6/350.0

356.2/455.4/410.0

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i offers the best gas mileage of 23 MPG combined. This is followed by the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 with a city gas mileage of 18 MPG and a highway gas mileage of 24 MPG. However, both the 2021 Porsche Macan S and the 2021 Audi SQ5 offered the same combined gas mileage of 20 MPG. The 2021 BMW X4 M40i also took the crown for offering the best in class tank range too.


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2021 Audi SQ5 Interior

8.5/10

"Inside, the 2021 SQ5 come standard with sculpted sport seats and their available quilted-leather coverings leave no doubt as to this crossover's upscale intentions."- Caranddriver.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5 is a compact crossover luxury SUV that is available for sale at a base MSRP of $52,900 and goes all the way to $62,500. Coming in at a premium price tag, the 2021 SQ5 offers the most spacious cabin of the segment. This cabin could easily accommodate five passengers without feeling claustrophobic. Both the front and rear row gets impressive headroom and legroom as well. When it comes to the overall feel of the cabin, this German SUV managed to come out as the most opulent offering with leather-trimmed dashboard and door cards, sport seats, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with thump contours, making it a joy to use. The full-black interior with black or rotor gray seats and brushed aluminum inlays for the interior are also retained.

2021 Audi SQ5 retains the classy interior design

The front headroom and legroom of 41.7" and 41" is the highest of the premium compact SUV segment. The rear seat occupants will also have no issues regarding space on offer too. The under-thigh and lower back support offered by the rear seat makes it one of the best tools for hitting highways. Along with that, the 2021 Audi SQ5 also turned out to be quite spacious when it comes to the cargo front, offering 25.1 cubic feet. Available on sale for a base MSRP of $52,900, the 2021 Audi SQ5 also comes with a host of optional features with the $1,100 Convenience Package like keyless entry, hands-free tailgate release, auto-dimming mirrors, driver's seat memory, heated steering wheel, and SiriusXM radio All Access Service.

Models

2021 Audi SQ5

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.7/57.7/41.0

40/57.6/40.3

41.9/57.3/40.8

NA/NA/NA

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.3/56.5/37.8

38.5/56.0/36.4

38.5/56.1/37.9

NA/NA/NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

25.1

28.7

NA

17.6

In comparison to the rivals of the compact luxury SUV segment, the 2021 Audi SQ5 turned out to be the most spacious offering, which is followed by the 2021 BMW X3 M40i with a slightly lower headroom and shoulder room for the front and rear row occupants. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 was less spacious than both the 2021 Audi SQ5 and the 2021 BMW X3 M40i. However, the 2021 Porsche Macan S'  interior space hasn't been revealed yet.  The 2021 Audi SQ5 retains the same 10.1" touchscreen MMI infotainment system with four corner buttons. This SUV comes with the 10-speaker audio system as standard. However, there is also an optional 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system for an additional $950. 

2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a 10.1" MMI infotainment system

This MMI infotainment system also comes with many connectivity features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, etc. Navigation support is only offered with the top-of-the-line Prestige trim, which is available for sale at a base MSRP of $62,500. However, both the Premium and Premium Plus trim can be equipped with navigation for an additional $1,500, which also gives you the Audi Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster. Some of the other interior and infotainment features on offer with the 2021 Audi SQ5 has been mentioned below:

  •  Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility
  •  Bang & Olufsen19 speaker audio system
  •  SiriusXM radio
  •  Wireless charger
  •  Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 10.1" touchscreen MMI infotainment system
  • 12.3" Audi Virtual cockpit
  • Sport seats
  • Heated seats and steering wheel
  • Optional panoramic sunroof
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

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2021 Audi SQ5 Exterior

8.6/10

"A quad-exit exhaust system is complemented by a faux diffuser, while a subtle roof spoiler and slim roof rails balance the utilitarian vibe of the SUV with its sporty DNA."- Carbuzz.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5 managed to receive the most changes in the exterior front in comparison to the outgoing 2020 model. The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a tweaked front bumper and grille and updated LED headlights with LED DRLs, both of which make the front view of this compact luxury crossover SUV quite handsome. A class-leading height of 65.3" and a ground clearance of 8.2" also helps the 2021 Audi SQ5 to come out as a more versatile and spacious offering of the segment. The better height on offer is also translated to an impressive headroom on the inside.

2021 Audi SQ5 looks handsome when viewed from the side

The rear silhouette also sees minor changes in comparison to the outgoing 2020 SQ5. The main change is the addition of the OLED taillights to the top-of-the-line Prestige trim, which is available for sale at a base MSRP of $60,500. You could also notice the massive 20" summer performance tires that are wrapped in the all-new 20-inch 10-spoke star design platinum finish alloy wheels. The 2021 Audi SQ5 retains the same design language of the marque and helps the moniker to stand out due to the sharp body lines and subtle fender flares on the side profile. However, the curb weight of 4,321 lbs is on the higher side.

Models

2021 Audi SQ5

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

2021 Porsche Macan S

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,321

4,371

4,173

4,293

Length (inch)

183.9

186.1

183.5

184.9

Width (inch)

74.5

74.7

74.4

76.2

Height (inch)

65.3

66

64.1

63.9

Ground Clearance (inch) 

8.2

8

6.7

7.4

Wheelbase (inch)

111.2

112.8

113.1

110.5

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i turned out to be the longest and tallest offering of the compact luxury SUV segment, which is followed by the 2021 Porsche Macan S offering the best in calls width of 76.2". The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 was the longest of the segment in terms of wheelbase, which is almost 2" more than what is offered by the 2021 Audi SQ5. Nevertheless, the 2021 BMW X4 M40i turned out to be the heaviest of the segment with a curb weight of 4,321 lbs. Some of the exterior features on offer with the 2021 Audi SQ5 has been mentioned below:

  • LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Optional panoramic sunroof
  • LED brake lights
  • Lip spoiler
  • Heated and powered side mirrors

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2021 Audi SQ5 Safety

9.1/10

"Audi provides several collision-avoidance technologies as standard in this model, with more driver-assistance features available to those who are willing to pay for them."- Caranddriver.com

The 2021 Audi SQ5 hasn't been crash-tested by the NHTSA and IIHS yet. However, the 2021 Audi Q5, which is the moniker that the 2021 SQ5 is based upon, received an impressive overall crash safety rating of 5-stars in the NHTSA crash test. The frontal and side crash test also received a 5-star rating. However, the rollover crash test received a slightly lower 4-star rating. It also received a good rating in all the subsections of the IIHS crash test, making it one of the best of the compact crossover SUV segment.

2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a decent list of safety and driver-assistance features as standard

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a decent list of standard safety and driver-assistance features like front and rear automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, side-impact beams, tire pressure monitoring system, airbags, backup camera, and many more. However, some of the driver-assistance and safety features like adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and rear side thoracic airbags can be had as an optional extra only.


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2021 Audi SQ5 Competition

7.5/10

2021 Audi SQ5 vs 2021 BMW X3 M40i

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i is one of the most fun to drive and elegant SUVs of the compact premium SUV segment. This moniker offers a better 382 hp motor along with a slightly faster 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds. The handling and driving dynamics offered from this SUV, which is available for sale at a base MSRP of $56,895, is also superior to that of the 2021 SQ5. To top it all off, the 2021 X3 M40i is more fuel-efficient too. However, if you are looking for a more spacious and comfortable daily driver, the 2021 Audi SQ5 would be a better bet. The infotainment and features on offer as standard with the 2021 SQ5 are also better.

2021 BMW X3 M40i

2021 Audi SQ5 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 manages to trump the 2021 Audi SQ5 in certain areas like fuel efficiency, which is marginally better in the 2021 AMG GLC 43. The 3L twin-turbo V6 motor on offer with the 2021 AMG GLC 43 gave out a superior performance figure, making it faster in the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile times. However, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 is more expensive, coming out with a base selling price of $60,495. Along with that, it is neither as comfortable nor as spacious as the 2021 Audi SQ5.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

2021 Audi SQ5 vs 2021 Porsche Macan S

The 2021 Porsche Macan S, which is available on sale for a base MSRP of $60,750, is the most expensive compact luxury crossover SUV of the segment. Even though the 2021 Porsche Macan S is superior to the 2021 Audi SQ5 in terms of driving experience on offer, they were more or less similar in terms of outright acceleration. The gas mileage was an identical 20 MPG combined too. What makes the 2021 Porsche Macan S hard to recommend in comparison to the 2021 SQ5 is due to the lower interior space on offer coupled with mediocre interior and driver-assistance features on offer as standard.

2021 Porsche Macan S

2021 Audi SQ5 Final Verdict

The 2021 Audi SQ5 turned out to be one of the most impressive compact luxury crossover SUVs on sale today. This moniker from Audi manages to come with an excellent powertrain setup that is mated to the legendary Quattro full-time AWD system, making it a powerful and dependable daily driver. The interior was also quite spacious and offered most of the bells and whistles as standard too. Available for sale at a base selling price of $52,900, the 2021 Audi SQ5 provides decent value for money in comparison to the rivals like the 2021 Porsche Macan S and the 2021 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43. Hence, if you could overlook the average handling and driving dynamics and mediocre gas mileage on offer, the 2021 Audi SQ5 should surely be on your shortlist.


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2021 2021 Audi SQ5 FAQs

What is the powertrain on offer with the 2021 Audi SQ5?

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a single powertrain, which is a 3L turbocharged V6 motor putting out 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and the Quattro AWD system.

Can the 2021 Audi SQ5 be had with the RWD drivetrain layout?

No, the 2021 Audi SQ5 is only offered with the Quattro AWD system as standard.

What are the trims and prices of the 2021 Audi SQ5?

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes at a base MSRP of $52,900 for the Premium trim. The mid-tier Premium Plus trim is offered for a slightly higher selling price of $57,300. However, the top-of-the-line Prestige trim is offered for an MSRP of $62,500.

What is the warranty offered on the 2021 Audi SQ5?

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with 4 years or 50,000 miles of basic warranty and 4 years or 50,000 miles of drivetrain warranty. The 12 years or unlimited miles corrosion warranty and the 4 years or unlimited miles of roadside assistance are also retained by the 2021 Audi SQ5.

What is the cargo capacity on offer with the 2021 Audi SQ5?

The 2021 Audi SQ5 comes with a cargo capacity of 25.1 cubic feet, which can be further increased by folding the rear seats down.

 

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9.0/10 Safety
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John T. Klein

2020 Audi SQ5

Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 9, 2021

Love my new SUV

Pros - Spacious, looks great, performance

Cons - Controls are too complicated, expensive to maintain, cheap center console

An AWD SUV with 3.0L motor and 8-speed automatic transmission is what you get when you buy an Audi SQ5. And believe me, it is more than enough! Has everything I wanted! Starting from the seats- the best seats I have ever sat. The steering feels good in the hand and the leather feels premium. The technology is user friendly making it easier to use. A good looking SUV without any doubt. The headlights and DRLs design/styling could be better though. It has blind-spot, lane keep assist, rear camera, airbags, and many more features. Audi is expensive to maintain MSRP is not too much but maintaining charges are. It is very expensive to maintain. na

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8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
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SW

Shawn S. Williams

2020 Audi SQ5

Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 9, 2021

My new Audi

Pros - Audi, interior, comfortable

Cons - Reliability, plastic, infotainment

I could not stress enough just how good an SUV this is. A treat to drive. Very responsive, far more than you are expecting. Has driver-assist features to make you driving easy and safe. Don? like the infotainment- it is too complicated to use. Has everything I wanted and then some. Technology, luxurious interior safety, and much more. It looks sleek and modern. Very impressed with the styling. The alloy wheels are my favourite. I feel very safe in my new Audi. It has everything to keep me safe in case of any mishap. Not sure about the reliability. I?l wait and see. Financed it over a period of 60 months. Paid down payment too. na

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
6/10
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JC

John T. Carrion

2020 Audi SQ5

Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 9, 2021

Audi SQ5

Pros - Fun to drive, amazing handling, power

Cons - Nothing

A fun to drive SUV exactly what one expects from an Audi. It has an amazing pickup and it handles like a charm. Very impressive! Centre screen is big and responsive and has a lot of features. Premium and luxurious as one expects from an Audi! The interior looks and feels premium. Love the rings on the grille. Audi is safe! There has been no issue; everything has been working well. Love the car and love the deal I got. Very happy with what I paid. na

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

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