2019 Audi SQ5

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$52,400

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2019 Audi SQ5
2019 Audi SQ5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Comfortable, adjustable backseat
  • Visibility
  • Power liftgate standard
  • Cargo space
  • Excellent ride and handling balance

The bad:

  • Prevalence of lower-quality cabin materials
  • Multimedia functionality
  • Control ergonomics
  • High SQ5 premium over already pricey Q5
  • Premium fuel recommended

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Audi SQ5 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder standard
  • SQ5 V-6 performance version available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2019 Audi SQ5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Audi Q5?

The Q5 is Audi's entry in the booming compact luxury SUV market, and it competes with the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC and Mercedes-Benz GLC. It was redesigned for 2018, when it gained slightly larger dimensions, more technology and a single powertrain (a 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive). The sporty SQ5 version comes with a turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 349 hp and works with an eight-speed automatic.

What's New on the 2019 Audi Q5?

New standard features on the Q5 include standard heated front seats, electric rear child locks, Audi Connect Care, a 7-inch driver infotainment display and roof crossbars. The Premium Plus trim level adds newly standard navigation, USB charge ports for rear passengers and wireless phone charging. A parking assistance system is now included on the Prestige trim. The SQ5 adds a less expensive Premium base trim level with standard LED headlights and taillights, plus eight-way power, heated front seats.

What Features in the 2019 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

Standard equipment includes all-wheel drive and forward collision warning with autonomous braking, while adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a 360-degree camera system are among the Q5's desirable options. The optional Virtual Cockpit includes a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen that can be configured to suit the driver's tastes, though operating it (as well as Audi's multimedia and control system) requires a steep learning curve and patience to master the many functions. The SQ5 comes with a standard adaptive suspension, and a sport adaptive air suspension is optional.

Should I Buy the 2019 Audi Q5?

We enjoy driving the Q5 and SQ5 because they provide brisk performance, capable handling and the assurance of all-wheel drive, plus ample room for four occupants (five in a pinch) and plenty of cargo room. Audi also offers a lot of infotainment technology, though some of it isn't intuitive or easy to use on the fly. With several luxury compact SUVs available as alternatives, it would be wise to shop some competitors.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

So far so great! I am loving it one year in!

I've got the car for one year and it's been nothing but a joy to own. For everything you get from performance to comfort it's worth the money!

3.9

2019 Muffler system very noisy, not right onSQ5

Nice guy and like it except Audi upgraded their exhaust system in 2019 models and it’s no way as good. Sounds like an out of tune truck where 2 exhaust Pipes is not visible getting ready for electric version but the system is not right due to poor noise outcome at start up and when driving. Audi USA ignoring requests to fix this issue so far.

5.0

Excellent car best I've Owned

This car have very comfortable leather seats, the driving is outstanding and best technology with good leg room also great savings on gas mileage and great dealer service

See all 6 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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