2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5


If you are in the market for a new luxury SUV, you might be looking at the Q5 and SQ5 models, but what is the difference between the two. At Audi Cherry Hill, we want you to find the SUV that suits your needs the best. That's why we've put together this comprehensive 2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5 review, evaluating the performance, features, pricing and style of both models.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5: Pricing

You can get behind the wheel of a 2021 Audi Q5 for slightly less, with a starting price of $43,300 versus the $52,900 MSRP of the 2021 Audi SQ5.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5: Performance

Under the hood of the 2021 Audi Q5, you will find a 261-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four engine paired with standard all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In comparison, the 2021 Audi SQ5 includes a 349-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new Q5 achieves 23/28 mpg, while the SQ5 is rated at 18/24 mpg instead. However, you can tow up to 4,400 pounds when these Audi SUVs are properly equipped.


2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5: Interior

Both Audi SUVs feature room for five to fit comfortably. They also contain the same amount of cargo space. Behind the back seats, you have 25.8 cubic feet of room, with a total of 54 cubic feet when you fold those seats down. With both models, you also get a long list of standard equipment. You will gain tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a ten-speaker sound system, wireless device charging and a  Wi-Fi hot spot, even with the base models.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5: Exterior

Both of these Audi SUVs contain the same dimensions of 184″ L x 75″ W x 66″ H. However, the 2021 Audi Q5 includes 18-inch wheels and seven exterior paint colors, while the 2021 Audi SQ5 has 20-inch wheels and eight paint options.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5: Safety Features

Both the 2021 Audi Q5 and 2021 Audi SQ5 were given a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. Additionally, the 2021 Audi Q5 and 2021 Audi SQ5 both received "Good" ratings in all crashworthiness tests from the IIHS.

Both of these models include plenty of standard safety features, including Audi Pre Sense City, which rolls up the windows, closes the sunroof, employs low-speed forward collision warning and the automatic emergency brake, plus tightens the seat belts if a crash is about to occur. Other standard equipment includes a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors and Audi Side Assist, which includes the lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. However, you can also add a head-up display, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a surround-view parking camera. If you want, add the traffic jam assist feature that manages braking, steering and acceleration during low-speed traffic conditions. With either model you choose, you have the protection you need to drive with confidence.

Test Drive a New Audi

While both the Audi Q5 and SQ5 models provide the same level of luxury and comfort, the difference is seen in the powertrain. If you want a higher-powered SUV, you will want the SQ5, but if you prefer a lower cost SUV, we recommend the Q5 instead. At Audi Cherry Hill, you can compare these models side by side to see which one suits you. Browse our online inventory and schedule your test drive today.

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