2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5
2021 Audi Q5 2021 Audi SQ5


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo V6


261 hp 349 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/28 * 18/24 *

  0-60 mph

5.7 seconds 4.7 seconds

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

The Audi Q5 is a premium compact crossover that pulls together decadent styling, stunning capabilities, and thoughtful features. The SQ5 combines all of the attributes of the Q5 with the high-powered capabilities that drivers expect from Audi S models. With this in mind, you are understandably torn between upgrading to the 2021 Audi Q5 or the 2021 Audi SQ5. What can you learn about their differences through a detailed comparison?


There is no room for disappointment in the capabilities of the Q5. Both a gas-powered and a hybrid powertrain are available in the 2021 model year. These are a 261-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and a hybrid variation of this engine that produces 362 net horsepower. All of the 2021 Q5 trim levels are outfitted with a STronic Quattro all-wheel drive drivetrain. In comparison, the 2021 Audi SQ5 draws 349 horsepower from a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a Tiptronic Quattro all-wheel drive drivetrain.


The 2021 Q5 and the 2021 SQ5 have the same profile, dimensions, and contouring across all surfaces, but they have individualized accent pieces. These models maintain confident dimensions throughout the slight curvature over the defined hood and across the undulating side-panel accents. The grille shape and headlights are comparable, but the grille mesh is unique. The grid-like mesh seen on the Q5 is replaced with S-specific mesh on the grille of the SQ5. The SQ5 also comes with larger wheels and unique wheel designs. Modest differences in the lower front fascia, the lower body trim, and the side accents further define their personalities.


Throughout the lines of interior and safety features, the Q5 and the SQ5 are almost identical. These features are a digital driver’s information display screen, a 10.1-inch MMI display screen with touch functionality, side assist, lane departure sensing, adaptive cruise control, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, a top-view camera system, a panoramic sunroof, traffic jam assist, a heads-up display screen, a navigation system, and other items.

With differences in style and performance, the Q5 and the SQ5 should be compared in person before finalizing your crossover SUV selection. Contact Audi Farmington Hills soon to get more details on current inventory and to make test drive arrangements.

* EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.