Celebrate your car enthusiast roots with the 2023 Audi SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback, luxury SUVs perfect for your evolved lifestyle.
Experience a snazzier wardrobe and a turbocharged V-6 engine with 354 horsepower in the SQ5.
Enjoy a comfortable, compliant ride while tackling twisty roads with the SQ5's tweaked suspension.
The mid-range Premium Plus trim now includes a Bang and Olufsen stereo system for an immersive audio experience.
Adaptive cruise control comes standard on all SQ5 models, ensuring a safe and convenient driving experience.
The SQ5's EPA fuel-economy ratings are similar to most competitors, but it outperforms said numbers in real-world highway fuel-economy tests.
Audi's throaty turbocharged V-6 engine provides good power, while standard Quattro all-wheel drive puts that power to the road.
Opt for the sexier Sportback body style for a more visually appealing exterior.
The SQ5's standard infotainment offerings include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, with premium features available in higher trims.
Audi provides several collision-avoidance technologies as standard, with additional driver-assistance features available for an added cost.
The 2023 Audi SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback are performance luxury SUVs that combine upscale features and sporty driving dynamics. However, they face stiff competition from rivals like BMW X3 M, Porsche Macan, and Mercedes-AMG GLC-class, which offer sharper handling and punchier acceleration. In this review, we’ll dive into the SQ5’s specs and features and see how it stacks up against the competition. 2023 Audi SQ5 US Version (FY)
The SQ5’s turbocharged V-6 engine generates 354 horsepower and delivers a 5.1-second zero-to-60-mph run, which is quick but not as speedy as some rivals. The standard Quattro all-wheel drive system provides good traction, but the eight-speed automatic transmission can be slow to change gears. The SQ5’s ride is comfortable but a little too soft for aggressive performance driving.
The SQ5’s EPA fuel-economy ratings are average for its class, but it outperformed said numbers in our real-world highway fuel-economy test, delivering an impressive 28 mpg highway over the course of 200 miles at a steady 75 mph.
The SQ5’s interior features sculpted sport seats, rich leather, and a host of technology and luxury features, including an available digital gauge display, three-zone automatic climate control, and heated, power-adjustable front seats. However, the cargo space is a little disappointing compared to some rivals.
The SQ5 comes standard with two USB ports, three 12-volt outlets, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The mid-range Premium Plus and top Prestige versions offer premium features like a Wi-Fi hotspot and Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital gauge display.
The SQ5 comes with several collision-avoidance technologies as standard, with more driver-assistance features available as optional extras.